09/06/19 6:00am

Snapdragon apples ready to be picked (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

It’s the unofficial start of fall and one of the best ways to celebrate the changing season is a visit to a local orchard. September and October are all about apples. Many North Fork farms offer a variety of u-pick apples that can be eaten straight from the branch or added to pies.

Here is your 2019 guide to u-pick apples on the North Fork. Note that farmers recommend calling ahead of time to ensure that fields are open.