Labor Day marks beginning of apple picking season

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Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it's also the beginning of fall fun in the Hudson Valley.   

Orchards across the Hudson Valley are now open for apple picking season.

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Many families were out at the popular Wilkens Fruit and Fir farm in Yorktown Heights filling their baskets on Monday. "Looks to be a good year, plenty of apples, nice size apples, thanks to plenty of rain, which was a little difficult to deal with, but we survived and crop looks great," says Operations Manager Randy Pratt

The farm has been around for 102 years and also has hayrides, a bakery and pumpkin picking starting in October.

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