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Apple Picking on the North Fork of Long Island

September 17th, 2009 by Marilyn Marks

It is apple picking season on the North Fork of Long Island!  Many guests of the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast go apple and pumpkin picking on the North Fork as it emerges in the vibrant autumn colors of red, orange and yellow.   This is a tradition that many people do on a yearly basis and fun is to be had by all.  Multiple varieties of apples are available including Macintosh, Cortland, Empire, and more!  In addition to picking apples, do not forget to enjoy some of the delicious products which the local farms have to offer.  Baked goods, apple cider, cheeses, pies, and preserves are on the top of our list to bring home from a trip to the orchards.  Once you taste these homemade wonders, it will be difficult to not make this a yearly tradition.

One of our local farms is Wickham’s Fruit Farm.  They are located in Cutchogue, Long Island on Route 25 and their fruit is grown on some of the oldest continually cultivated land in the country.  They are one of the largest farms with over 300 acres and in the fall offer apples and pumpkins galore!  Other farms in the area which guests can visit include Fritz Lewin Farms in Calverton, Kaufold’s Country Florist Farm in Ridge, Krupski’s Vegetable & Pumpkin Farm in Peconic, Mill Roads Farms in Calverton, Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton, and Stakey Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue. 

Enjoy the bounties of the Fall Season!

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