FALL APPLE PICKING AND PUMPKIN HUNTING

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Education & Training with Performance Development Strategies

Growing up in the northeast, nothing was more a part of the fall season more than apple picking and choosing pumpkins. As more farms were closing it was hard to find a place where you could go. Fortunately, our daughter Ashley and son in law Tom found a farm and it is close to us. We are happy to have found Silverman’s Farm which is really close to us in Armonk, NY.

If you like picking your own apples this is a great place to visit.  Until recently you could even watch them make apple cider out of your own apples.

Right now at Silverman's you can pick apples for a while longer and also get your pumpkins.

Silverman’s Farm was founded by Ben Silverman in the early 1920’s. Born in New York City in 1898, Ben grew up loving plants and enjoyed gardening. At the age of 18, he moved to Connecticut.  Eventually he saved enough to purchase his first parcel of land.

During the 70’s and 80’s, Silverman’s started  the Pick Your Own (PYO) fruit farm featuring a widespread orchard, scenic tractor rides, and petting farm with many types of barnyard animals and fowl. The farm market features a broad selection of fresh produce, baked goods, and specialty foods.

You can visit the farm to pick apples while they last, get your pumpkin, ride a tractor, or even pet the farm animals.

The farm is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.  You can have special events here as well such as children's birthday parties.  And they have a great market store with plenty of fresh home made pies.

When you go don't forget to get your pumpkin for Halloween.

This is my first of three entries into Kathy Streib 's October Challenge - Help Us Fall in Love with Your Area.

Comments (24)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Grant - a fun history and great photos that highlight your area. 

Oct 20, 2021 04:03 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

John - it certainly is a wonderful event for young children.

Kathy - growing up we had apple trees all around and on our property in Pennsylvania.

Laura - yes, and just take time to enjoy it and grab some hot chocolate too.

Endre - And I also liked to make cider from the apples we had.

Oct 20, 2021 04:08 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Our family has always had a tradition of pumpkin and apple picking. We just do it at two different visits. Nice to include the history of this farm Grant.

Oct 20, 2021 04:20 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Michael -  thanks.  This is why I really do love the fall.

Larry and Sheila -  one of my childhood memories too.

Oct 20, 2021 04:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... just loved these pictures... and what a great way to build family memories forever.

Oct 20, 2021 05:13 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You have a beautiful family and I am glad that you share them with us!  That apple looks very tasty and I am sure he is willing to share.

Oct 20, 2021 05:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, what a fun family outing, and sure looks like your grandbaby is loving those apples!  

Oct 20, 2021 06:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant,

What a great place to visit, and this is apple season.Your grandson is adorable!  Happy Wednesday.  A

Oct 20, 2021 07:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good recommendation to share with area residents and visitors.

Oct 20, 2021 09:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Your Grandson seems to enjoy your passion of apples and pumpkins Grant...

Oct 20, 2021 10:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant you are a blessed man to be able to spend a day like this with your grandson.  I wish my granddaughter lived closer so me and my wife could do the same.

Oct 20, 2021 11:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Nina - it is a wonderful family event.  Other families were there too.

Brian - oh yes,  Max readily shares.

Joan - oh yes, he is a very good eater.

Ron and Alexandra - it certainly is the season and we love it.

Roy - I will be sharing this locally too.

Paul - yes, making new memories for him.

George - I hope you will get the opportunity.

Oct 21, 2021 03:12 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Autum is one of the best seasons for taking the family out for a fun time on the farm !

Oct 21, 2021 04:14 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Grant Schneider - Those are such precious pictures of your grandson which makes the trip to Silverman's Farm that much more special. 

Oct 21, 2021 02:35 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Buzz - I agree.  It is a great time of year.

Sheri - thank you so much.

Oct 22, 2021 03:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Grant. We have a lovely day in Maryland and life is good.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Oct 22, 2021 08:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My wife and I are about to make our grandkids our annual apple sauce extravaganza; its our tradition Grant 

Oct 22, 2021 09:03 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant,  Great to get little ones out to pick out a pumklin and aplles to pick up.  Apple pie time!

 

Oct 23, 2021 09:14 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great information for residents, Grant.

This brings back fond memories of New England - our kids grew up with apple picking and we had wonderful orchards nearby to enjoy when we live in the burbs outside Boston!

Jeff

Oct 23, 2021 08:44 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I remember when my family lived in Peekskill, NY ( I was at LSU), they would go to the farms and pick apples in the fall. Also the pictures my Dad took of the fall colors in New York were unbelievable. I have on my bucket list to see in person a New York fall .

Oct 25, 2021 07:36 AM