As the air cools and the leaves
change colors, it’s obvious – fall is in the air here on Roosevelt Island! One
of the best ways to get in the autumn spirit near our Octagon apartments is to
head out to the orchard for a day of apple picking, an activity that’s just as
fit for a six-year-old as it is for a 60-year-old.
Here near our Octagon
apartments, we have tons of orchards that offer a day out on the farm complete
with hay rides, cider doughnuts and more. As different varieties of apples are
ripe at different times of the season, check these orchards’ websites to see if
they have your favorite this weekend!
Demarest Farms, located at 244
Werimus Rd, Hillsdale NJ which is one hour from your Octagon apartment, is a quaint
grocery store and nursery offering seasonal you-pick produce at a working farm that
was founded in 1886.
With a variety of activities including
peach picking, apple picking and pumpkin picking, the farm is the perfect spot
for family fun. While you’re here, also check out the farm market that has plants,
produce, fresh baked goods and more.
Orchards of Concklin,
located at 2 S Mountain Rd, Pomona which is one hour from your Octagon
apartment, has been a fixture in the area for over ten generations. Here, pick
your own apples, visit the farm stand, taste fresh-pressed apple cider and head
to the bakery for delicious pies, cookies and cakes.
Apple picking here is offered
this season on Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Don’t feel like
making the trek this weekend? The Orchards of Concklin can also ship apples and
baked goods directly to your Octagon apartment. Visit their website to learn
244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ
Orchards of Concklin
2 S Mountain Rd, Pomona, NY