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Apple Picking
in the Tri-State Region

September 30th, 2021

It’s apple season! And there is no better place to be for apple-lovers than our beloved Tri-State Region, where the local farmers have taken great care to cultivate many high-quality, nutritious, and tasty varieties. The Litchfield Hills, Berkshires, & Hudson Valley are in the heart of New England’s apple country, and the 2021 autumn harvest is in full swing, as our communities embrace the traditions of this fruitful season: picking, pressing, baking, bobbing, and enjoying. 

Now is the time to stock up to transform them into sauces, butters, preserves, jams, vinegar, and cider for gourmet touches to your meals throughout the winter. Or keep them stashed in a cool (but not freezing) spot. Try these tips to successfully store a bushel or two for up to five months.

News around the web (as well our own senses) tell us that this is a particularly good season for apples. The abundance, flavors, and textures are coming in at ideal measures. And while the apple is perhaps of the highest fame, it is also the season of the delicious sweet pears, pumpkins, figs, and many more early autumn favorites that thrive in this region’s climate.

The food of the region is such a big part of the celebration of life that we so frequently experience in this wonderful world we call home. We encourage everyone to get out to the orchards, breathe in the fresh air, and behold the amazing work of nature and our treasured local farmers. Take along the whole family and enjoy the corn mazes, hot cider, and cider donuts for the full autumn experience! 

Nothing Says Autumn Like an Apple-Picking Adventure!

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Route 4
Sharon, CT 06069
www.ellsworthfarm.com

Averill Farm

250 Calhoun St.
(use 262 Calhoun for entrance to the apple orchard)
Washington Depot, CT 06794
www.averillfarm.com

Philip Orchards

270 Route 9H
Claverack, NY
www.philiporchardsny.com

Rose Hill Farm

19 Rose Hill Farm
Red Hook, NY 12571
www.pickrosehillfarm.com

Prospect Hill Orchards​

340 Milton Turnpike
Milton, NY 12547
www.prospecthillorchards.com

Windy Hill Farm

686 Stockbridge Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230
windyhillfarminc.com

Bartlett’s Apple Orchard

575 Swamp Road
Richmond, MA 01254
www.bartlettsorchard.com

Upcoming Area Events
Friends of EHRE have us asked us to share the following upcoming events in the region.

New York Cider Week
Various locations throughout New York
October 2 – October 17, 2021
ciderweeknewyork.com 

Salisbury Artisans Group Fall Festival Market
The White Hart in Salisbury
October 9
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Salisbury Beast 5K Run
 October 24th
The Salisbury Beast is in its third year (2019 was virtual). The course is up and down Selleck Hill, so we attract a variety of running types! This year’s event will be timed by The Last Mile, timers for the Boston, Chicago, and Houston Marathons! You can find more information at www.salisburybeast.com

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