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Oct 24, 1998 08:45 AM


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Can anyone suggest a particular interesting orchard or
farm for pumpkins within an hour of New York City?
Bishops, near New Haven, is great, but a bit too far
for a morning or afternoon trip. Thanks.

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    Josh Mittleman

    Salinger's Orchard in Brewster. It's just off Rt. 684
    north; take the Hardscrabble Rd. exit (exit 8, I
    think). Turn right at the top of the ramp, then
    immediately left. Take the first left, under the
    highway, and Salinger's is a little way along on the

    They have fabulous cider, apples, doughnuts, and pies,
    and lots of pumpkins (last time I visited). They don't
    have pick-your-own, though.

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    1. re: Josh Mittleman

      Josh, thanks so much for your suggestion. In fact, we
      wound up near Chester, New Jersey (about 55 miles from
      midtown) at a lovely 90 acre farm called Trout Brook
      Farm on State Park Road near Hacklebarney State Park.
      Wonderful golden raspberries still available for
      picking, perfect pumpkins and excellent, unpreserved
      apple cider. Absolutely worth the trip. But next
      time, I'll check out Brewster.