Hurds Family Farm. Photo via Facebook
For those of you not partial to New York’s balmy summer, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and break out your knit scarves. Fall is officially here. That also means the pick-your-own orchards in the Hudson Valley are bursting with late summer/fall produce like apples, raspberries, corn, tomatoes and eggplant, not to mention gourds aplenty, ready to be picked by…well, yourself. That’s sort of the whole point.
Most pick-your-own orchards offer lots of kid-friendly activities in addition to produce picking — which, let’s face it, feels a whole lot like work to an 8-year-old — such as petting zoos, corn mazes, hayrides and, of course, eating way too many apple cider doughnuts.
Here are our picks (see what we did there?) for pick-your-own orchards in the Hudson Valley. (more…)