Pick Your Own Apples in the Hudson Valley
This 3 day weekend is the best for apples and pumpkins in the Hudson Valley.
Apple picking in the Hudson Valley seems to be a little late this year. The leaves are turning color and the apples are still on the trees and anxiously awaiting their time to be picked and eaten. If you are heading up to the Hudson Valley there are plenty of local farms in the area. “Pick your own” apples is such a great fall activity. My favorite farm is Lawrence Farms in the Town of Newburgh NY.
On good authority from one of the owners, I am told that this is the peak of the season and the busiest one too. People come from miles around to join in and spend an afternoon on the farm. The sun is shining down on the Hudson Valley today and I am sure that it will be a great day for many.
The farms provide you with bags or boxes and apple trees in a beautiful well kept orchard. Your job is to hike around the property and pick the apples. Tasting is encouraged, but please do not over do it. (there is always someone that gets carried away). There are hayrides and petting zoos on some farms. Many sell other vegetables and corn. Some farms have music, lunch for sale and pies. Have you ever tasted apple cider donuts?? Yum.. eat one of those first, and then hike around the property to burn off the calories.
During the weekdays, local schools bring students to the farm for a fieldtrip. I remember when my girls were little and how much they loved these trips. It is a wonderful place to experience the great outdoors and see where our food is coming from and how it is grown. The local farmers come out and explain the process to the children adding to their cultural literacy. Best of all, they have fun.
My girls are no longer living in the area, but I still get to pick apples every year. When the weather is great it is the best place to take photos and the apples are super crisp. They don’t get any fresher than “pick your own”. This past week family was visiting from out of the area. Number one on their list of things to do was to go Apple Picking!! We had a picture perfect day and our apple pie for dinner was absolutely perfect.
Apple Picking in the Hudson Valley
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