This farm in northern Westchester is well-known in NYC circles due to its proximity to the city. At Harvest Moon, apple picking is available on weekends only and reservations will have to be purchased in advance. An entry ticket gets you access to the orchards, farm store, and pumpkin patch; you can add on apple picking bags from $15 for a quarter-peck size (about three pounds).
By public transport: 1 hour and 20 minutes. From Grand Central Station, take Metro North’s Harlem Line towards Wassaic and exit at Croton Falls. From there, take a taxi two miles to the farm.
By car: 1 hour and 15 minutes