What do you get when you combine hundreds of local family growers, generations of harvesting expertise and a region blessed with ideal soil? Some of the most flavorful apples ever. Take a bite for yourself and experience the fresh taste of New York State. Grown with Passion. Just for you. NY Apples.

New York apples are delicious all year long! Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: RubyFrost Background: 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s apple breeding program, RubyFrost apples reaching their peak flavor in the winter months. RubyFrost is an excellent choice for warm seasonal dishes, as well as an ideal baking apple thanks to its plump, luscious size….

New York apples are delicious all year long! Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: SnapDragon Background: A new New York apple characterized by “monster crunch.” One of its parents is the Honeycrisp, and you’ll love the spicy/sweet flavor. Along with RubyFrost®, SnapDragon is one of two exciting new apples that were 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s…

Dear EscapeMakers – Only 1 hour away from NYC, Central Jersey not only offers a plethora of farms and fall festivals to visit but also a booming craft beverage scene! Unleash your inner bootlegger or farmer and hop on over the Hudson River for a quick and affordable getaway! Check out the new Central Jersey Canal Region Map to help you design your own Central Jersey craft beverage tour, including stops at Sourland Mountain Spirits,…

Celebrate the history and vibrancy of NYC’s Public Markets and the Seaport at Fulton Stall Market’s festive October 22nd Tuesday “Market Taste & Talk” evening event, taking place from 6pm-8:30pm! Learn about NYC Public Markets history, sip New York State craft beverages, network with the community and enjoy unique nibbles and nosh from the producers at Essex, Arthur Ave., La Marqueta and Moore St. Markets! Vendors include: Riverdel Cheese Cornel’s Catering Maryam’s Yum Yum Turko’s…

Download Elizabeth’s course, “Hosting Farm-to-Table & Cider Dinners” here. Elizabeth Ryan is a renowned fruit grower and cider maker. Elizabeth bought Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County in 1984 and has since expanded to operate two more orchards. What started out as a roadside fruit stand selling fresh apples has evolved into the area’s most unique purveyor of local foods grown using sustainable farming practices. Stone Ridge Orchard is a 114-acre ecologically managed orchard in the…

Dear EscapeMakers — The fall is all about apples in New York State! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels than to talk about the ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check our “Apple Spotlight” on the “Gala” variety. A great choice for snacking, Gala is a variety developed in New Zealand. It’s got the mild…

New York apples are delicious all year long! Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Golden Delicious Background: Ever hear that Golden Delicious is the yellow cousin of the popular Red Delicious apple? Actually, they are related in name only, but this honey sweet apple is a special treat all on its own. Characteristics: Mild, sweet flavor; Juicy; Crisp, light yellow flesh….

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Empire Background: With the popular…

This past spring, the US Department of Agriculture released results from the 2017 Farm Census, which is taken every five years. For the first time, the survey allowed farming families to list more than one “principal” farmer. Couples who own farms no longer must designate one person—usually a husband—as the principal farmer. As a result, women as a percent of farmers has risen by 26% nationwide and by 36% in New Jersey. Some of this…