A: We recommend wearing closed toe sneakers or shoes with tall socks and pants. The farm is a typical orchard with long grass and uneven ground.
A: Prices vary depending on weather and variety of apples we are picking so please email us at email@example.com for details. Please note that there is no admission or parking fee. We only charge for the apples you pick! With that being said there is a minimum to enter the the orchard.
A: There is a 1/4 bushel (1 peck) minimum (11 pounds) for every 2 adults to enter the orchard or a 1/2 bushel minimum(22 pounds) for every 3 to 4 adults. If that is too much, there are smaller quantities of pre-picked apples available in the Farm Market.
A: Yes, we accept most major credit cards and cash for payment.
A: Click this link to go to the apple info page.
A: Due to health regulations we regrettably cannot allow dogs in our orchards or shops.
A: Yes. Cider is available starting the third week in September due to the need of at least 5 varieties ripe in order to make it taste right. The cider is not pasteurized, however it is UV treated, which is approved by the NYS Health Department. The flavor changes throughout the season due to the different apple mix and sweetness of the apples. The cider freezes well, however make sure the it is defrosted completely and shake well after thawing. Apple Cider has various health benefits including natural pectin, fiber and antioxidants. The cider making process includes washing the apples, grinding them followed by pressing and a partial filter through cider blankets. Cider can be cloudy because healthy pulp is included. Pressed pulp is called pomace which is composted or fed to animals.
A: No, this is not allowed because the tree branches are often weak, hollow and may break. However, picking poles can be rented to reach apples that are higher up on the trees.
A: Every farm has natural hazards that consist of wasps and yellow jackets (avoid swatting or fast movements – move like a statue!), woodchuck holes (watch where you walk), poison ivy (wear shoes and socks; consider gloves; use ivy block or hand lotion on uncovered skin; bring baby wipes for quick wipe-down). We cannot spray herbicide to kill poison ivy because that would also kill the apple trees, so we cut it by hand and mow as much as possible.
A: Yes. We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to keep our trees and the environment healthy.
A: Yes. You can take the Metro-North(Hudson Line) train to Croton-Harmon or Peekskill station and a taxi/Uber from there. The ride to the farm is approximately 15 minutes.
A: We encourage the use of FDR State Park ¼ mile east of Farm on the other side of the Taconic Parkway. (Go out the farm, turn right, at the bottom of the hill turn left, at the light turn right and the park is ¼ mile down on the right hand side). The park has lovely facilities for grilling, fields for soccer, softball and nets for volleyball, some bathrooms and plenty of picnic tables and parking.
Due to CDC and NY State Regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be an picnic tables available on the farm. Usually we do have picnic tables by the Bakery that are for consumption of foods purchased on the premises only. No outside food is permitted.
A: Due to CDC and NY State Regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting any group reservations during the 2020 Harvest Season.
Normally, reservations can be made for Fridays(groups of 15+ persons) or for Saturdays and Sundays(groups of 25+ persons) including schools, scouts, church groups and others. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and we will get back to you in a couple days when the farm is open. We start taking reservations on August 1st.
A: Due to CDC and NY State Regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting any party reservations during the 2020 Harvest Season.
Normally, we have a special party space for birthdays. Email email@example.com for more information and we will get back to you in a couple days when the farm is open. We start taking reservations on August 1st.
A: Yes, we do rent our land and facilities for weddings and large events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A: Yes, we offer photo shoot by reservation only on weekdays in November when we are open: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays except Thanksgiving week (11/23/2020-11/27/2020). For a 2 hour time slot it is a $250 site fee. The photographer must have proof of certificate of insurance prior to the session. Please email email@example.com to arrange.