It's apple picking time again here in the northeast and this time we went to the Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, NY
A few years ago, they had the pick your own site right behind the farm store so you could easily buy your cider doughnuts and pick your apples without transferring to another site. This time they want you to drive about a block past the store to do the picking there. I'm not sure if they did this because the trees in the back was already picked but I do think that it is a good idea because it clears up the crowd and makes it easier for parking.
Once there, you just pay for what size bag you want and your off on your own to pick to your hearts content! They only had the honeycrisp, Macintosh and Gala when we went and you can only pick the honeycrisps with the small (1/2 bushel) bags. We've never had that variety before but it was a clear favorite when we finally got to taste it. They had a yellow ribbon for the honey crisp trees.
Here's a quick tip... Try to head to the outer edges of the orchard because they are usually still full of apples. It's a bit of a walk but worth it to get bigger and nicer looking fruit.
Just remember that you have to bring all of those apples back to your car at the end of the day. That's a LOT of apples!
We only bought the small bag and that's still a whole lot of apples!
It was a fun day of apple picking and we're still thinking of different ways to use them all up. We had a great time over at Indian Ladder and make sure that you bring your friends along to share the fun!
INDIAN LADDER FARMS342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd.
Altamont, NY 12009