It’s officially apple picking season in New York and the lower Hudson Valley is ripe for the picking! Gather up your favorite recipes for Apple Pie, Apple Sauce, Apple everything!
Our favorite spot for picking is Dr. Davies Farm located in Rockland County, just 40miles from Brooklyn. Family run since 1891, the farm offers over 4,000 trees across 35 acres, enjoy the gorgeous scenery, hay-rides, a visit to the pumpkin patch and stop at the farm stand for fresh-pressed cider and more. (Note they are cash only, no credit cards or ATM cards accepted.) Dr. Davies Farm is open everyday from 10AM-4PM Call or contact the farm for a schedule of other events.
On October 2nd, Orange County kicks off the season with The Warwick Applefest. The family-friendly event features several participating pick-your-own orchids, entertainment, hay-rides and more.
Participating farms in Orange County include:
Apple Dave’s: 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick. Relax by the ponds, or sample the latest creations of the Distillery and Applewood Winery. AppleDavesOrchards.com
Overlook Farm Market: 5417 Route 9W, Newburgh. Fall weekends feature hay maze, petting zoo and fishing at the pond. Bakery and deli on site. 4 miles north of I-84. Promises a “no-razz-a-ma-tazz” experience to enjoy nature without the crowds. OverlookFarmMarket.com