Our neighbors over in Little Neck want to get you in on some harvest faves: apples and pumpkins.
The Queens County Farm will open its pumpkin patch for picking and host an annual apple festival in October.
Every Saturday and Sunday, the farm will allow Queens residents to wander to seek out the perfect pumpkins, which range in price from $3 to $25.
“There’s no fee to enter the patch,” said Kristin Fields, a spokeswoman for the farm. “They just pay the price of the pumpkin. This is wildly popular in October. We get a lot of people toward the end of the month who are coming for Halloween decorations. But you can definitely use the pumpkin for pie later.”
The pumpkin patch will be open on the weekends from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The farm’s 19th annual apple festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7.
Attendees will be able to purchase a variety of apple-related products, including pies, donuts and cider.
“We make the nation’s largest apple cobbler on site,” Fields said. “They have a giant pan and cook the cobbler over an open fire. You can smell it cooking all day.”
A bowl of cobbler, which also includes whipped cream on top, is $3.
The festival, which is free to attend, will also offer hay rides, tours of the site’s historic farm house, the Amazing Maize Maze, craft vendors and a variety of collectible items for sale.
The event draws an estimated 5,000 people each year, Fields said.
The Queens County Farm is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.