WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- lt's barely September but apple picking season has already begun.
Here's a sampling of where to go.
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard , North Salem : Grab some fruity gems on the trees, then head to the farm store where you can pick up apple cider, fresh eggs, grass-fed beef and pork. Go Picking: 130 Hardscrabble Rd., (914) 485-1210, www.harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com/ .
Outhouse Orchards , Croton Falls: Family-owned Outhouse Orchards expects to have McIntosh, Cortland and Rhode Island Greenings readily available with Rome Baldwin and Red Delicious varieties in early October. Go Picking: 139 Hardscrable Rd., (914) 277-3188, www.outhouseorchardsny.com/ .
Stuart's Fruit Farm , Granite Springs: McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun and Gala apples are yours to grab and bag at family-owned Stuart's where picking lasts from now through November. Go Picking: 62 Granite Springs Rd., (914) 245-2784, www.stuartsfarm.com/ .
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm , Yorktown Heights: Apple picking begins Sept. 12 at Wilkens where riding the hay wagon to this week’s picking orchard (the location of which changes weekly as different varieties ripen) is part of the fun. Go Picking: 1313 White Hill Rd., (914) 245-5111, www.wilkensfarm.com/ .
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