Goodbye Summer…Hello Apple Season! 292

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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2019 Hurricane Survival Guide – Be Prepared! 153

Hurricane season is here, and Supervisor Ed Romaine reminds residents that the 2019 Hurricane Survival Guide is now available on the Town’s website at

The guide is designed to help residents prepare for a hurricane and other severe weather incidents. It covers preparations and procedures for virtually every hurricane scenario and includes hurricane surge maps which are useful in understanding how different areas might be impacted by hurricanes of varying intensities.  There are also important phone numbers, lists, tips, a Family Disaster Supplies Kit check list, and tear sheets for use at home and at work.

“Brookhaven Town has many miles of coastline, which makes us vulnerable to hurricanes and other severe weather conditions,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Residents need to be informed and prepared to keep their family and property safe. I encourage everyone to take the time to read the guide and take action now.”



East Patchogue Street Dedicated in Honor of 9/11 First Responder Mark “Ski” Gajewski 183

On Saturday, August 17th, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio officially dedicated a portion of Martha Avenue in East Patchogue as “Mark W. Gajewski Way.”  Mr. Gajewski, a professional welder, was a first responder on 9/11 who selflessly spent 9 months cleaning up at “Ground Zero.” He lost his battle with 9/11-related lung cancer on December 11th, 2017.  Mr.Gajewski, also known as “Ski,” was heralded as a man who spent a lifetime helping others in need.  In 2005, he drove his truck to New Orleans to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Pictured left to right are Assemblyman Joe DeStaphano; Debra Gajewski (wife); Supervisor Ed Romaine; Crystal Gajewski (daughter); Councilman Michael Loguercio; Sean Gajewski (son) and County Legislator Rudy Sunderman.

Supervisor Romaine said, “It’s important that we honor those who exemplify the true spirit of community. Mark Gajewski was an ordinary man who performed extraordinary acts and sacrificed his own life to help others. His family should take pride in knowing how much we all appreciate his courage to do the right thing.”

Councilman Loguercio said, “I was proud to stand among Mark’s family and friends to celebrate his life. We will never forget his courage and determination to make a difference in the lives of so many people. I am thankful for the opportunity to honor his memory and share this day with so many great people.”


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