Dear EscapeMakers — Cider Week is almost here (10/21-10/30) and New York apple farmers and cider makers are counting on your support! It’s time to drink, pick, crunch and bake apples galore! Cider Week NYC celebrates craft cider by increasing its presence in top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City through cider-centric tastings, dinners, classes and more!
What’s your favorite apple? For a variety guide, nutrition info and recipes, visit New York Apple Country! Get info info on pick-your-own orchards in New York State! From the Greater Niagara Region to the Finger Lakes to the Hudson Valley to Long Island, apple picking makes a great family day trip or romantic weekend getaway!
Let great fall festivals or local getaway packages along cider trails inspire your next road trip or trip by train! Did you know Amtrak stops near a bunch of these orchards – only a quick taxi away? And of course, you can always visit farmers at GrowNYC Greenmarkets across NYC to stock up on your favorite apples!
Upload your favorite salad recipe – or a picture of your great salad – featuring New York State Apples. You’ll be entered in the Big Apple Sweepstakes, and could win one of three $500 VISA® gift cards in a random drawing!