On the heels of September's apple picking tradition comes another Hudson Valley ritual—grabbing pumpkins from a local patch for carving, decorating or eating.
You won't have to travel far this month. Patch has your go-to, local spots to nab the iconic fall treat.
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm, Yorktown Heights, 1313 White Hill Road: This northern Westchester staple also allows families to pick out Christmas trees come December. (914) 245-5111
Outhouse Orchards, Croton Falls, 139 Hardscrable Road: Family-owned, the compound includes hay rides and a corn maze. (914) 277-3188
Stuarts Farm, Granite Springs, 62 Granite Springs Road: The oldest apple orchard in Westchester, Stuarts also boasts from-the-vine pumpkins. (914) 245-2784
Rockland and Orange counties
The Orchards of Concklin, Pomona, 2 South Mountain Road: The sprawling farm, just a 20-minute drive north from the Tappan Zee Bridge, also features a bakery stocked with home-made goods. (845) 354-0369
Applewood Orchards and Winery, Warwick, 82 4 Corners Road: Applewood, which also serves up the eponymous apples, has a pumpkin patch open on the weekends. (845) 986-1684
Putnam and Dutchess counties
Salinger's Orchard, Brewster, 230 Guinea Road, Brewster: Families can pick up cider, pies and fruit baskets along with their pumpkins. (845) 277-3521
Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction, 9 Fishkill Farm Road: The farm's 40 acres also house apples, peaches and cherries, in season. (845) 897-4377