Get the In-Cider Info on Apple Picking!

Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2019

A few decades ago, the entire student body and all of Gaynor’s staff would fit on just a few school buses for the annual apple-picking trip to Demarest Farms. This year, nearly 400 students and over 130 teachers, staff, and specialists piled on 11 (eleven!) school buses for the trip to Hillsdale, New Jersey.


In a feat of skilled planning and organization, everyone arrived at the farm by 9:30 am to begin a day of apple picking, pumpkin sitting, cider donut eating, and farm animal viewing. Students from Early Childhood through middle school climbed aboard tractor-pulled hayrides for a quick ride to the orchards, where they could choose from many varieties of apples. Demarest Farms boasted Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Gold Rush, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Liberty, Macintosh, Mutsu (Crispin), Red Delicious, SunCrisp, Winesap. We wonder if any of our students picked one of everything?

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