Apples are my favorite fruit
Apple picking made its annual appearance on our list of fall to-dos, and this year it was as amazing as always. It’s a simple pleasure – comforting in its tradition, seasonal yumminess and family bonding time. I went back to CNY to hit the orchards, because after growing up there, the Hudson Valley apple picking doesn’t quite do it for me. My favorite CNY orchard is Beak & Skiff, where every year I enjoy an obligatory tractor ride, pick pounds and pounds of delicious apples from the tops of the trees (that’s where they’re the sweetest) all for a couple bucks, stuff myself with apple fritters and watch the cider mill churn out gallons of delicious juice. And did I mention the cloudless sky and view of a huge valley with color-turning leaves? Yeah, hands down, going apple picking is the best day of fall.