Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Farm Store and Cider Doughnuts at the Indian Ladder Farms
It's almost the end of Summer and that means it's apple picking season here in the North East. The last time we went was 5 years ago so now is a good time to do it again and this time we went to the Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, New York.
The farm has a very nice cafe and farm store where they sell various stuff but it does get really crowded this time of the year from all the people tying to buy apple cider and their famous cider doughnuts. So if you are planning on just getting the doughnuts prepare to spend some time in the lines because it can get really long.
If you are just going to get some apples and cider a faster way is to get it in the barn instead of the farm store as the lines are shorter.
There are also a bunch of kid friendly activities that you can do too. They have a petting zoo setup where you can pet some farm animals and they also have tractor rides as well as pony rides! Make sure to visit the cafe to see the bee hive. At first I though it was just a model but it was full of live bees!
Enjoying some freshly made cider doughnuts! You can see them being made fresh through the green windows.
One of the main reasons that we went to the farm was to do some apple picking. A few years ago they used to have the "Pick your Own" site right next to the store but now they have it a good block away. You can still walk to the site if you really want to but they suggest that you bring your car and drive over which is a really good idea since you'll probably be bringing a few extra pounds of Honey Crisp and Macintosh apples on your way back. I'll upload some of the pictures of our experience in another post. :)
All in all it was a very nice experience that everybody should try doing at least once during the season. Although the lines where a bit long, nothing beats freshly made cider doughnuts! Cheers!
INDIAN LADDER FARMS
342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd.
Altamont, NY 12009
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