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.