A: There are no reservations needed to visit our farm except for Christmas trees. We operate on a first come, first served basis to visit the bakery, farm market, corn maze, wine tasting, apple and pumpkin picking. For Christmas trees RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED from November 27th-December 5th,2021. After December 5th,2021 there are no reservations needed for Christmas trees. This applies to BOTH pre-cut and Choose-n-cut Christmas trees. Please visit our Christmas tree page for more details. For information about groups please see here and for information about party space rental please see here.
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 1 or 2 people to enter the orchard or a 1/2 bushel minimum(22 pounds) for every 3 to 4 people. 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 fields, orchards or shops. It is best to leave your furry friend at home.
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. Many of our larger trees are nearly 100 years old. 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. We encourage you to wash your hands with tecnu soap if you believe you may have come in contact with poison ivy during your visit.
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/Lyft 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 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 COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting any special group reservations during the 2021 Harvest Season. With that being said your group is welcome to come and pick following our general guidelines and following the usual minimum picking requirements to enter the orchard. Please note no buses are allowed on Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day.
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: During the 2021 harvest season we will not be hosting any party reservations or offering the usual special party tent to reserve.
A: Yes, we do rent our land and facilities for weddings and large events. Email email@example.com 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 (11/20/2021-11/27/2021). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.