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Friday, September 12, 2008

Pick Your Own

The weather is cooling down and my sweaters are slowy starting to appear from the back of the closet. It's that time of year to head north and "pick your own ________". Last year Erik and I went apple picking at Barton Orchards in New York and had a fantastic time. We ran around that place all day picking apple, eating apples, and laughing ourselves silly with an apple high. I loved climbing the trees (though totally prohibited) and eating apples up on the highest branch. Very different from life in Jersey City/New York. And let me tell you, no other apple stands a chance against any New York variety. Those things are [golden] delicious!

I'm planning another trip, but I can't decided if I should go back to Barton in Dutchess county (we used to live there) or head someplace new. Does anything know of anything is Westchester or Putnam? It's got to be a farm with pick your own apples, and other fruit is a plus, too. Pumpkins don't really excite me, you kind of just pick them up instead of actually picking them off the tree. This place seems nice too, but I'm scared of driving all the way to a new place and having it suck.



psa ri said...

We have had a tradition of picking apples (almost) every year since 1998 & I still love it! (and still always bring home way too many apples...)
I hear you about traveling to a new place & it sucking - we did that one year. Wish I could help you w/NY but I only know RI... Good luck, though!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about fruit, but we have some friends on the North Fork of Long Island with an oyster farm. They welcome chefs from the city (or whoever else, for that matter) in their home, and they take them out on the boat when they harvest the oysters - you can "pick your own" oysters. It's pretty fun - dirty, but fun. They have a website: widowsholeoysters.com

Anonymous said...

A lot of Westchester folks like Bishop's Orchard in Guilford, CT. bishopsorchard.com We've been there before, I've never gone there personally for u-pick, but am planning on it this year. I just never seem to make it!

Hilary Battes said...

Such great ideas ladies. And I would be totally interested in the oyster farm but only last week Erik found out he was allergic to oysters.