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Saturday August 29th starts our Apple Picking Season.
Do you have questions about apple picking or pumpkin picking? Are you choosing the best pick your own apple farm to go to in the Hudson Valley?
Susan Hurd answers some of the most common questions visitors have when choosing the perfect NY farm to visit in the fall.
When is the best time to go apple picking in New York?
Well, what varieties of apples are your favorite? If you’re a Ginger Gold fan come picking in August. If you love Royal Galas and Honeycrisp be sure to visit early September. My favorite apple is Empire, and they come out in mid-September with all our school groups. Just after that our Cortland apples will make a great apple sauce. Our customer mid-season favorite apple varieties are Jonagolds and Golden Delicious. You have to try the Pride of NY new apple variety Snap Dragon in early October. Apple season grand finale trio features Fuji, Rome Beauties, and flavorful Ruby Frost. On the pick your own details page of the Hurds Family Farm website you can find what apples are being picked at the farm now, a full list of the varieties at our farm, and a link to Apples From NY where you can find out what your favorite apple says about your personality.
What is “agritainment”?
Agritainment are the many outdoor activities that farmers create for kids and families to enjoy while they are spending time on the farm. The Ninja Warrior inspired Wild Apple Obstacle Course is made from repurposed farm equipment. The Big Apple Bounce is an air pillow where kids can jump with a beautiful view of the Mohonk Mountains. Young budding prospectors will love our new Gem Mining which is conveniently located near the Rubber Duck Derby and entrance to two of our nature trails. The hayride can help you get around our 120 acre apple orchard, but for fun our cow train zig zags around some of our apple trees and pumpkin patches. All of our farm activities are listed on the agritainment pages of our website, one for each season.