So today, we are going to try and stay warm, enjoy some hot apple cider, and reflect upon our trip last weekend to the New York countryside.
The Hudson Valley area is just north of New York City. Many of the area's farmers come down to the city to sell their produce, but we decided to come up and pick our own!
We visited Prospect Hill Orchards (where we've picked peaches and cherries over the summer) to pick some apples and find the perfect pumpkin for our 11 month-old nephew.
So many pumpkins...which one to choose?
We picked a lot of apples (at least one of every variety found in the region: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Idared, Jonagold, MacIntosh, Red Rome, and Winesap).
Oh, there's our (hay) ride back out of the orchard!
It was a wonderful afternoon, with the air crisp but the sun shining. We left with a bounty full of apples...and apple donuts, cider, and crisps!
Did we succeed in finding the perfect pumpkin? After seeing our nephew attempt to fit it in his mouth, we think we did well!
Prospect Hill Orchards is just 2 hours north of NYC in the Hudson Valley. It is located at 40 Clarkes Lane in Milton, NY. If you can't make it up to the orchard, you can also find the Prospect Hill fruit stand at the Tucker Square/Lincoln Center Greenmarket (W66th St and Columbus Ave) in NYC.