Pick fruit upstate!

*** This event is being organized by Jim. Please contact him with any questions ***

*** Please post if you can offer or need a ride; and consider chipping in $5-10 for the cost of gas to the driver***

Event: Dutchess and Columbia counties in August are beautiful, and there are many farms where you can pick peaches, plums, blueberries, strawberries, early apples, and others.

We'll hit Loveapple Farm in Ghent for peaches and more, Berry Farmstand in Chatham or Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook for blueberries and strawberries. Sure, you can just buy 'em but it's much more fun to pick 'em yourself - and they taste better!

To cool off you can swim at Stuyvesant Falls or grab a chocolate milk at a dairy farm nearby.

Meeting Time/Place: Meeting at 9:30 on Saturday, Aug 3rd at intersection of Broadway and Van Cortland Park South [masked],[masked])

Gear & Cost: No hiking involved, just walking in fields or orchards. Bring comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and cash for what you buy. Most of the farms also have stands where you can get lunch-type food too,.

Transportation: This is a full-day event. We will meet at intersection of Broadway and Van Cortland Park South in the Bronx and drive to final destination. Leader can drive 3 others who meet in Riverdale at the end of the 1 line. Metro North is probably not an option unless someone driving up can grab those coming by train.

I've been up there before, originally inspired by this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/02/dining/02colum.html?_r=1&pagewanted

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  • Melisa

    So much fun! Thanks Jim!

    August 5, 2013

  • garmani

    Thanks to Jim and everyone for making an awesome Saturday!it was a pleasure meeting everyone and i hope to see you guys on a next trip.

    August 4, 2013

  • Mila

    it was incredibly great

    August 4, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Thank you Jim for organizing the meetup and special thanks to Ina for being so kind to offer me a ride! It was a pleasure meeting all of you :)

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Mari

    It was awesome..... Thanks Jim!!!!

    August 3, 2013

  • Tonya

    Thanks for organizing, Jim. It was a great spot!

    August 3, 2013

  • Rumana C.

    Thanks Jim for organizing the meetup. it was an interesting experience for me along with the great company of some friendly people from the group.

    August 3, 2013

  • garmani

    Hey guys, we are here at loveApple farm.

    August 3, 2013

  • Tonya

    Here at Loveapple.

    August 3, 2013

  • Alexis K.

    Jim, we are here at the intersection waiting with another car- we're a little confused about where we are meeting you

    August 3, 2013

  • Eliot

    Hi, I just reserved a zipcar from near downtown Brooklyn starting from 8AM, which is about $150. If you want to take a spot, please reply to this comment and send me a private message with your cell number. Unless I get three other people to join definitely by tomorrow afternoon, it won't make sense and I'll cancel it.

    August 1, 2013

    • Eliot

      Sorry, but it turned out only one person was going with me and I didn't think it was worth it, so I've cancelled the car.

      August 2, 2013

    • Alexis K.

      Eliot, if you would like a ride, we will be meeting at Smith and Dean at 8:45. If you'd like to join, contact me[masked]

      August 3, 2013

  • Ina

    Hi,

    I will be driving from Soho and have 3-4 open spots in my car. Let me know if someone needs a ride.

    If you decide to ride with me, please keep in mind that I need to be back in the City by 6 PM so will head back a little earlier, or you can get a ride back with someone else.

    August 2, 2013

    • Parisa

      Hi Ina..if you have still room in your car..i'd like to join you...please let me know.

      August 2, 2013

    • Parisa

      will share expenses

      August 2, 2013

  • Mila

    Hi Ina
    I would like to join as well
    Of course I will share expenses

    August 2, 2013

  • Eliot

    Hi, I still have 3 places open in my Zipcar, leaving from downtown Brooklyn, but I will have to cancel it unless I get at least 2 more by the end of the afternoon. If you wish to claim a spot (and know you will not change your mind before tomorrow morning), please reply to this post and send me a private message with your phone number or email so I can confirm.

    August 2, 2013

  • garmani

    Hi Everyone, I'm driving from East Elmhurst, Queens. I have two seats available in my car. Feel free to jump in if you are on my route.

    July 31, 2013

    • Dima

      Garmani, we posted our replies at the same time, so my last comment was posted without seeing yours. Going to Lexington Av/59 St is even better for me, so I can meet you where you get off Queens Bridge.

      August 1, 2013

    • jeanhee

      Got it. Thanks anyways!

      August 1, 2013

  • Al

    Jim, may I have directions to the farms? I may be driving. Thanks

    July 31, 2013

    • Tonya

      What time should we be at Loveapple?

      August 1, 2013

    • Jim

      Be there by 11:30.

      August 1, 2013

  • Magnolia

    Anyone has room for one? Please let me know!

    August 1, 2013

  • Tonya

    I may get a zipcar as well. Leaving from Clinton Hill Brooklyn area. I don't want to drive into Manhattan. I will know for sure tomorrow whether I can attend and will uldate accordingly.

    July 30, 2013

    • Tonya

      Hi, Eliot. I have a friend. Do you have room for 2 or should I get a car?

      July 31, 2013

    • Eliot

      hi, Tonya. It sound like we have 5 or six now leaving from Downtown brooklyn, so I think both of us should get a car.

      July 31, 2013

  • Gemma

    Jim–sorry to have to cancel, something's come up and I have to be upstate, just not in the same area. Have an amazing time everyone!

    July 31, 2013

  • Mila

    From my place to down town Brooklyn only 25 min by Q train may I join as well, and of course I will share care expense

    July 31, 2013

  • Eliot

    Since it looks like there's a shortage of drivers...anyone interested in renting a car?

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Jim

      If you end up renting, we can either meet at Van Cortlandt Park or at the first farm upstate. If the latter, I'll get you directions.

      July 30, 2013

    • Dima

      Good idea. I'm +1 in. Zipcar.com is probably the cheapest.

      July 30, 2013

  • Mila

    Hi Elliot,
    It's a good idea. I can split the cost if of it
    and also it should be 2 or 3 more people
    The more people - the less it will cost

    July 30, 2013

  • Mila

    So, if I come to Bronx and there will be no extra space
    in a car, so I have to go back to Brooklyn. How I can make
    sure if there will be extra space?

    July 28, 2013

    • Jim

      Hi Mila, yes, you need to work out a ride. I have 4 in my car and so am full. VC Park is a meeting place for passengers coming with me; other drivers might want to meet there as well if it's convenient, but that is up to them.

      July 29, 2013

  • Kelly L

    Need a ride..

    July 28, 2013

  • Eliot

    Looking forward to this event since the last one last August! Anyone leaving from Brooklyn/Lower Manhattan with room in the car?

    July 28, 2013

  • Parisa

    I need a ride too..if anyone can give a ride..i'll chip in for the gas.
    Is there any bus option?

    July 27, 2013

  • Kelly L

    It's not a walking distance from the subway to the farm ? Any bus ?

    July 26, 2013

    • Jim

      No, not walking distance. Farms are really upstate, not in the Bronx. My car is full - hopefully other drivers will sign up, or there may need to be a rental. You can check out buses, too...

      July 27, 2013

  • Marissa

    Would love a ride from Manhattan or the subway. I'm in HK. Can't wait for the fruit picking!

    July 27, 2013

  • Tonya

    I would like a ride if possible from the city or Metro North. I am a maybe for this depending on the ride.

    July 26, 2013

  • Eugeniya

    Do you know if the berries, etc. are organic?

    July 26, 2013

    • Jim

      No - if you need to know you can look up the farms in the article that's linked and give them a call.

      July 26, 2013

  • Magnolia

    I do not have a car so I need a ride!
    Will chip in for the gas...

    July 26, 2013

  • Elif

    I will need a ride.

    July 26, 2013

  • Dima

    Hi everyone, my wife and I would like to go and we are looking for a ride. Will chip in for gas of course.

    July 26, 2013

  • Rumana C.

    I will need a ride. Thanks!

    July 26, 2013

    • Rumana C.

      Jim, can I go in your car? Thanks!

      July 26, 2013

  • Liz

    A maybe

    July 26, 2013

  • Mari

    I'll need a ride so if anyone doesn't mind taking me along, I have no problem chipping in. Thanks.

    July 26, 2013

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