Goodbye Summer…Hello Apple Season! 378

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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Patchogue Today to Judge the 26th Annual Christmas Boat Parade 102

Tonight is the Patchogue River Christmas Boat Parade preview party at Off Key Tikki from 5pm to 8pm. Come down and tour the docks at West Bank Marina at Off Key Tikki to view all the boats participating in the Parade. Pick a favorite and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award while enjoying food and drink specials.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 24th, is Patchogue River Christmas 26th Annual Boat Parade. The Parade is the perfect ending to the weekend that kicked off Patchogue’s Holiday Season.  This year’s Parade is themed A Pirate Christmas! Approximately 30 boats from across Suffolk County are expected to participate.  The Boat Parade begins at 6pm and it will take vessels about an hour to travel up and down the river.   Riverfront Restaurants such as The Oar Steak & Seafood GrilleDrift 82Off Key TikkiHarbor Crab Co. and Island View Marina will have live music and themed specials.  There are also free public viewing areas where families can view the Parade.  Watch Hill Ferry Terminal on West Avenue and Town of Brookhaven Sandspit Marina on Brightwood Street are said to be two of the best locations.  It is recommended for families to arrive early and make sure to dress warmly.

Patchogue Today is honored to be judging the Boat Parade for the second year in a row. In addition to the Peoples Choice Award which will be decided on Saturday, judges will be tasked choosing winners in the following categories: Best Sound /Music, Best Lights, Closest to Theme, and Best Overall.  Grab your friends and family and come join us to celebrate another great Patchogue Holiday tradition.

Click here to see Highlights from last years Christmas Boat Parade.










































Anchor Real Estate Celebrates Grand Opening 38

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. celebrated its Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th. Owner Gina Ferraro was welcomed to the community by members of The Patchogue Greater Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees were treated to beverages and light snacks and a Holiday Market with items available from vendors such as handmade market co., One Hope Wine, Stella & Dot and Pampered Chef.

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. is located at 83. E Main Street in Patchogue.

Here are a few photos highlighting the event.

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