Why not spice up your apple pies or apple cider with fresh apple from here on Long Island.
As we enter into September, we head into the fruit picking time of year. We live in the “Great Apple” and many Long Islanders love to apple pick. Generally, we will start to head up-state for our apple picking, but there are plenty of apple orchards on Long Island.
When you get to the apple orchard and begin picking out apples, there is much to consider while picking. If you are eating them right away, you will look for ripe apples with no discoloration. If you are going to bake, you need to look for overripe apples. When you squeeze the apple and the area turns brown, then it is overripe. Also, the rounder apples are younger; these apples will have more flavor to them. They are not recommended to use for baking because they are too firm and can become bitter tasting.
Apple picking stretches from the beginning of September to late October, so you have plenty of time to check out the different apple orchards. Baking apple pies, making apple cider, or any other apple filled recipe is the epitome of autumn activities.
Apple Picking Locations on Long Island:
Please call locations before venturing out on your day of apple picking. Days to pick may vary from orchard to orchard.
812 Sound Avenue
Wading River, NY 11792
28700 Route 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
5698 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
30 Meadow Glen Road
Northport, NY 11768
50 Horsemill Lane
Water Mill, NY
729 Main Road
561 Hulse Landing Road
Wading River, NY
240 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY
Seven Pond Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Rd, Water Mill, New York 11976
1300 Pulaski Rd, Northport, NY 11768
Be sure to check back for our Fall Recipes, including all sorts of mouthwatering recipes to use the delicious apples you've hand picked! If you've got one you'd like to share, comment below!
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