pencil it in: an apple a day

Through the end of October is the heart of apple picking season. From Fuji to Jonagold’s, apples are ripe for the picking across the tri-state. With numerous orchards to chose from there is no excuse for not getting your daily fruit!

Applewood Orchards & Winery 82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick NY, 845-986-1684, applewoodorchards.com. Daily 9 AM- 5 PM through late October. $22.50 for a half bushel

Hurds Family Farm 2187 Rte 32, Modena NY, 845-883-7825, hurdsfamilyfarm.com. Mon-Fri 9 AM– 5 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM- 6PM. $10 weekends, $5 weekdays,  $20 for a half bushel

Masker Orchards 45 Ball Rd, Warwick NY, 845-986-1058, maskers.com. Daily 9 AM– 5 PM through early November. $24.95 for a half bushel

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard 278 Leavenworth Rd (Rte 110), Shelton CT, 203-926-1098, beardsleyscidermill.com. Sat- Sun 10 AM– 6 PM.  Pricing varies.

Alstede Farms 80 State Rte 24, Chester NJ, 908-879-7189, alstedefarms.com. Daily 9 AM– 7 PM through mid-November.  Apples $1.79 per pound

Can’t get out of the city to get your apple fix? Well lucky for you, Morris Kitchen’s new boiled apple cider syrup has hit the shelves. Red Jacket Orchard’s apple cider is delivered to the Morris headquarters in Williamsburg. From there the cider is reduced until it it becomes the glorious syrup available for purchase. The ingredients? Apples. That’s it. Drizzle it on everything from apples to ice cream and enjoy the in season bounty. Morris Kitchen Boiled Apple Cider Syrup is available at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain and at Hickorees Hard Goods.

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