Goodbye Summer…Hello Apple Season! 236

With Labor Day marking the “unofficial” end of summer and the kids back to school, September begins the onset of fall festivities all across Long Island.  And with that…apple picking season!

From Hayrides and corn mazes to homemade pies and apple cider, Long Island is home to a wide array of activities for the whole family.  Check out some our favorite orchards to visit here on Long Island.  Or if you are in the mood for a little road trip, be sure to visit NY Apple Country to see some of the best places to find apples just north of NYC.

Lewins Farms

Lewins Farm Apples
Address:812 Sound Avenue Calverton, NY 11933
Phone:(631) 929-4327
Varieties: Gala, Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Rome, Macoun, Mutsu and Fuji
Fee: $1.75/lb apples, $.05 for bags, $4 carrying baskets, or bring your own!

Harbes Farm & Orchard

Harbes Apples
Address: 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
Phone: (631) 298-0700
Varieties (27): Honeycrisp, Jonagold, McIntosh, Fuji, Cameo, Aztec Rose Fuji, Suncrisp, Enterprise, Maslin Pink Lady, Gala and Shizuoka (golden, large, similar to a Mutsu)
Fee: $14 for 3 and older, includes bag for 6-8 apples.

Hayden’s Ochard

Address:561 Hulse Landing, Wading River, NY 11792
Hours:Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm, ​​Sat-Sun: 9am – 6pm
Varieties (15): Cortland, McIntosh, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala.
Fee: $2/lb

Wickham Fruit Farm

Wickhams Apples
Address:28700 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone:(631) 734-5454
Varieties (16): Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Jonagold, Razor, Braeburn, Winesap, Cameo, Red Delicious, Empire, Snap Dragon, Ruby Frost.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am – 3pm
Fee: $20 for a peck (one-quarter bushel, 30-40 apples), $35 for half a bushel.

Breeze Hill Farm & Preserve

Breeze Hill Farm & Preserve
Address:31215 County Road 48, Peconic NY 11958
Phone:(631) 876-5159

Milk Pail

Milk Pail Apples
Address:50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY 11976
Phone:(631) 537-2565
Varieties (20): Milk Pail 24, Milk Pail 49, Milk Pail 50, McIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Idared, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Gold Rush and Pink Lady.
Hours: Fri-Sun 10:00am – 5:30pm
Fee: $48 for a 20-pound bag for up to 6 people.

Hanks Pumpkintown & Orchard

Address:240 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY 11976
Phone:(631) 726-4667
Varieties: McIntosh, Macoun, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Empire, Gala, Fuji, Cameo, Mutsu, Suncrisp, Cortland, SnowSweet.
Hours: Only Open Sat-Sun, & School Holidays (9/10, 9/11, 9/19 & 10/8) 9:30am-6pm
Fee: $25 to Pick a 1 Peck Bag (approx. 10lbs of apples), secong bags $5 each

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Annual Charity Car Show, Food and Toy Drive Scheduled for November 10th 24

The Brookhaven Youth Bureau is teaming up with All Suffolk Car Clubs to present their Annual Charity Car Show, Food and Toy Drive on Sunday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This annual event is sure to be fun for the entire family, as club members will be displaying their cars at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville, to raise donations for families in need through the Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Program.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the Thanksgiving Food Drive and new, unwrapped toys for children to open during the holiday season. Last year’s event raised $2,900 for turkeys and 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food, along with more than $20,000 worth of toys. Admission is free and cash donations are accepted. There will be no judging of the vehicles and trophies will not be rewarded. Free hot dogs and beverages will be served and there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day. The event is rain or shine. For further information, please call Maxine at 516-658-1977 or Steve at 631-224-9517.

INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. It provides goods and services to those in need and addresses local social issues. There are approximately 150 corporations, not-for-profit agencies and community and fraternal organizations that make up INTERFACE. To learn more about the Town’s INTERFACE Program, visit brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-8026.

Dress for Success Donates Clothing to Boots on the Ground for Veterans in Need 109

On November 1st, Supervisor Ed Romaine (pictured on the right below) and Sharon Boyd, Executive Director of Dress for Success Brookhaven (pictured on the left below) announced that Dress for Success Brookhaven will donate women’s clothing to “Boots on the Ground,” a not-for-profit humanitarian aid and charitable organization dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians. “Boots on the Ground” provides in-field emergency and primary medical care, and other assistance required to sustain life, facilitate recovery, and to encourage and promote long-term development, stability, and peace in underserved areas of the world. The clothing will be distributed to “Boots on the Ground” on November 7th.

Dress for Success is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Established in 1999 with the support of the Town of Brookhaven, the Division of Women’s Services and more than 50 volunteers, Dress for Success Brookhaven has been instrumental in helping more than 6,000 women achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient and economically independent. For more information about Dress for Success Brookhaven, visit www.brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-9127.

More About Dress for Success

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return when she finds work to receive a week’s worth of clothing. Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women we serve come from across Long Island. They are job ready women who have been referred by over 250 local non-profit organizations, including domestic violence agencies, veterans’ organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs.

Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services.

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All client visits are by appointment only. Donations of clothing and other items can be made on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

 

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