I don’t know about you, but with the holidays creeping closer and closer, I’ve got dessert on my brain! After my plentiful and autumnal shopping trip to the Union Square Greenmarket last week (check out the Overnight Oats post for all the details), my pantry and fridge were still spilling over with Breezy Hill Orchard apples and cranberries and Greenmarket Grains Project rolled oats. So I created a “part 2 recipe” from those leftover ingredients. A

Dear EscapeMakers — it’s apple season in the Big Apple! Come and get your free apples, apple pie, apple cider, cider donuts and more at our special agritourism event: Apple Palooza at the GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket Friday, September 15th from 10am-4pm! FREE! ALL AGES! Free samples, live music, apples, cider, baked goods and more! Sponsored by the New York Apple Association! Plus, pick up free info from our local travel getaway partner agritourism destinations

Autumn, at last, has arrived. And we all know that that means: APPLES! The orchards are swarming with visitors, the apple trees are bountiful with fruit, and the farmers markets are brimming with cider, apple butter, jam, pastries, pies and more. So how can you maximize this delicious time of year near you? There are festivals, tastings and tours galore just outside New York City check them out and share your pictures and experiences on

Dear EscapeMakers — Join us for Applepalooza on Friday, September 16th in the Union Square Greenmarket – 10am-4pm! FREE apples, cider, donuts, spirits, hard cider, pie, juice and all things apple! With free tastes from Greenmarket farmers & the New York Cider Association! Plus, get agritourism info from EscapeMaker on local vacations and New York Apple Country on pick-your-own orchards in New York State! From the Greater Niagara Region to the Finger Lakes to the