Apples, Cider & Cider Donuts

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Of all the seasons, fall appeals the most to my senses:  the wine, orange, yellow and red foliage; the rustle of leaves; cold crisp air;  the messy joy of carving a pumpkin; and most of all, fresh cider and cider donuts.

It is the very small window of time when they are freshly made – 4-6 weeks – that makes them so desirable and such a treat.  When I catch a whiff of a sugared cider donut, all willpower vanishes.

Two great places for apples, cider and cider donuts are Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue, NY and Briermere Farm in Riverhead, NY.  Briermere’s also has the best pies in the entire world.

A family favorite, when we had a place in the Delaware Water Gap, is Colin’s Apple Pit on Rt. 206 in Montague, NJ.  Every fall I’m tempted to drive to “The Apple Pit” just for their great cider, and for the fun of picking different kinds of apples from their barrels.

What’s your favorite apple/cider place?


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