Belated Apple Picking in Upstate NY

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 Matt was really excited to take me apple picking and leaf peeping for my first Autumn on the East Coast and though we went late in the season, I’m sadly even later getting around to this post. Every weekend in fall has been so busy, so when we finally had a quiet Saturday we rented a car and went upstate for some much needed fresh air!

We went to Stuart Farm which is a fruit farm in Westchester County about an hour up north from Manhattan. In October this farm allows you to do apple and pumpkin picking, and in the Though we went in early November, we still managed to find a few Fuji and Suncrisp apples on the trees (probably the last crop), and man, these apples were the BEST apples I’ve ever tasted in my life! Apparently apples from the tree are sweeter and more crispy if they ripen the natural way. At the end of the trip we stuffed ourselves silly with fresh apple cider donuts and piping hot apple cider, perfect after being out in the chilly November air, and we brought home a huge Dutch apple pie for dessert

This video above shows me going after the low hanging fruit, literally, because let’s be honest, that’s where the good ones were still hiding (aka no one else wanted to dig through the sharp branches to get to these fruits).

 

         

 

Outfit details: BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket in XS (link here)

H&M Denim shirt (old, similar here)

Camel plaid scarf (last season from Target, similar here, and scroll down for more)

Burgundy jeggins (old, similar here)

Franco Sarto leather boots (old, similar here and here)

For this adventure my outfit was 100% Autumn inspired. I went with fall hues like burgundy, orange, brown, and green, and threw on my favorite super petite friendly leather jacket for some extra warmth. To be fair, I was still cold by the end of the day and needed a good ol’ down puffer jacket when the temps dropped to the 40’s. I’ve been more than a bit obsessed with plaid scarves lately — they add a colorful accent to any outfit and they’re actually quite warm. The blanket scarves double as … well, blankets! I sometimes throw them over me when I watch TV because they’re so warm and cozy.

Here are some of my favorite scarf picks for this fall and upcoming winter:

Since coming home from this trip I’ve been eating an apple or two a day (keeps the doctor away right? hmm…) and even ventured to cook a pork chop with apples and garlic mashed potatoes (recipe here). It’s the gift that keeps on giving, or something like that.

pork chop apple

Stay warm everyone!   

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