Halloween is in 2 days, it was about time to publish this post! 3 weeks ago after visiting Bannerman Island (you can read my post here), I wanted to try "fruit picking". We went to the nearest farm in Newburgh, Lawrence Farms Orchards. And we were not disappointed! It's a bit like Disneyland, trafic to get in, 3$ per person, tons of families… The farm is very well organized, a map tells you where to find apples, pumpkins, zucchinis, brocolis, cabbages, peppers and all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and each family can rent their own wood cart to carry their crop. There is also a small store (their homemade jam is delicious) and a bakery. We just brought back 3 pumpkins for my Halloween decoration.
La, pas trop le choix, il faut une voiture! La ferme se trouve au nord de Newburgh à 1h20 de Manhattan. La route la plus courte passe par le New Jersey après le George Washington Bridge.
Si vous ne voulez absolument pas conduire, vous pouvez toujours prendre le train (Metro North) jusqu'à la gare de Beacon, puis un taxi jusqu'à la ferme.
La ferme est ouverte de 9h à 16h, du Memorial Day au 31 Octobre.
A car is necessary to get there! The farm is located north of Newburgh, 1h20 drive from Manhattan. The shortest itinerary is through NJ from George Washington Bridge.
If you really don't want to drive, you can take the train (Metro North) to Beacon station and then a cab to the farm.
The farm is open from 9AM to 4PM every day from Memorial Day to the end of October.
Perfect occasion to cook soups, apple sauce and jams!