Fact: Autumn is the perfect time to eat pie. All the yummy fall fruits and squashes are in season, and we’re sinking our teeth into some fine local baked goods to celebrate. Pies are a dime a dozen up here in the country, where a farm stand every five miles can set you up with an apple or a pumpkin. But what if we want the best the local pie market has to offer? We took a bit of an informal, completely unscientific poll to find the cream of the crop around the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Here are popular recommendations for getting your pie on (listed in no particular order):
1) Tantillo’s Farm Stand in Gardiner (GMAP). The local farm market in southern Ulster County was suggested to us more than once.
4) Terry’s Country Bake Shop in Red Hook (GMAP). Just down the street from Me Oh My. This modest little bakery not only has great pies, but their apple cider donuts and Volcano chili are swell, as well.