apple picking ny

Saturday Shoot Day

BY TARA BURKE

To get our creative momentum going Cailin and I often go out on Saturdays to shoot some photos. We have now become accustomed to calling these adventures, “Saturday Shoot Days.” At times we’ll have a look or aesthetic in mind, but this time we just chose a location and worked off of that. If you live near or in Upstate NY, going to an apple orchard every fall is basically a right of passage. It might be basic, but come on… who doesn’t like fresh apples off the tree, some cider and of course some apple cider doughnuts?! So off we went to a local orchard to take some photos.

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Fall Fun

BY: TARA BURKE

Autumn is in full swing and to us nothing is more representative of the season than going apple picking. So last weekend we went to both Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson, NY and Dubois Farm in Highland, NY. We left the city bright and early and met our family at the train station before we headed straight to Bagel World. They roll fresh bagels all day and you can see all the action happening in the kitchen. I had cinnamon raisin, but Cailin who’s on a spicy kick choose this orange Jalapeño bagel!

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After breakfast we took the drive towards our first orchard while we looked at all the beautiful fall leaves. We had never been to Kelder’s Farms, but one of the reasons we wanted to check it out was because it is home to the record holding world’s largest garden gnome. We ended up only staying at this farm for 30 min. since they only had one variety of apple left, but we made sure to take some photos with the giant gnome!

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We then headed to Dubois Farm, which had a better selection of different apples. We’ve been to this orchard before and love it because they also have U-pick for grapes, tomatoes, pears, eggplants and apples. They also always have a lot of pumpkins to chose from, cider donut eating contests, lots of food options from the grill and apple cider.

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Now we can check off apple picking from our fall to-do list!