Fall has officially arrived and we are in the throws of all things autumn. Fall in upstate New York is all about apple picking season. There are so many places near us that sell apples (in addition to our local farmers markets and locally-sourced produce at regular grocery stores). So apples are everywhere. This two month span of freshly-picked apples totally makes up for all those mealy, conventional grocery store apples we’ve all be subjected to. There is absolutely nothing like an apple right off the tree.
We stopped at Saratoga Apple on Sunday morning to get some apples, and, of course, cider donuts. I also picked up some red and purple peppers and a red onion for a veggie pizza I made for lunch. They have a ton of great homegrown produce (check out those Brussel sprouts!).
We got a dozen donuts and the man working making massive batches put a couple hot ones on top so we could eat them super fresh. They were a little crisp on the outside, but soft and moist on the inside with a faint hint of citrus to compliment the cinnamon and sugar coating.
You can pick your own apples at Saratoga Apple, but we just bought from the farm stand instead of picking. We had a busy day and just needed to grab and go.
Read on to see more photos from our visit to Saratoga Apple!