Table Hopping with Morris Gut
Fall Drives to Farms and Markets
Want to pick your own or visit a farm stall? Take a seasonal fall foliage drive with the whole family. Here are some great destinations, and be sure to check ahead for hours and availability.
Wilken’s Farm, 1313 Whitehall Road, Yorktown Heights. Marking their 105th year, visit the farmers market or pick your own apples, peaches, pumpkins, even Christmas Trees. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. thru mid-Dec. 914-245-5111 www.wilkensfarm.com
Stuart’s Fruit Farm, 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs. This farm has been operating since 1828, strewn with old tractors and rural artifacts, you can pick your own fruit and produce or visit the farmers market for fresh cider donuts and pies. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 914-245-2784 www.stuartsfarm.com
Hayfield’s, 1 Bloomer Road, North Salem. Owner Renea Dayton’s multi-faceted country market bustles daily inside and out. From the in-house kitchen: coffee, breakfast, lunch, soups, salads, ice cream. Colorful flowers, too. 914-669-8275 www.hayfieldsmarket.com
Muscoot Farmers Market, Route 100, Katonah, part of Muscoot Farm. Over 20 vendors. The farmers market operates every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. thru November. Free admission. For further info: 914-864-7283, or www.muscootfarm.org
Oktoberfest Season has Arrived: Many folks enjoy the hearty flavors of Bavaria in the fall. Here are suggestions where you can take in German-style beers and specialties. You can also check with your local pubs and taverns who often serve Oktoberfest dishes this time of the year.
18TH Ward Brewing Opens in New Rochelle – Partners Mike O’Brien and Jordan Beldner have brought their Brooklyn-based 18th Ward Brewing to the former Diner Brew space on Division St., New Rochelle. The taproom serves a variety of their brews, some fine IPAs, and they promise a special Oktoberfest Robust Porter. If you had visited Diner Brew in the past, you would recognize operations manager Joe Ruggeri. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 4 to midnight and Sundays from noon to 8pm. 18th Ward Taproom, 40 Division Street, New Rochelle. 315-291-5276 www.18thwardbrewing.com
(Morris Gut is a restaurant marketing consultant and former restaurant trade magazine editor. He has been tracking and writing about the food and dining scene in greater Westchester for 30 years. He may be reached at: 914-235-6591. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)