Hudson Valleyites look forward to apple season every year, so why not make it last a little longer? The Valley is home to tons of festive apple products ranging from homemade apple butter to apple-scented body soap. Consult this crop of home goods for when apple picking simply isn’t enough.
Hudson Valley Apple Soap from High Street Soap
The artisans at High Street Soap of Central Valley have crafted a cool gift for fall — soap that smells like the Hudson Valley apples we all know and love. This particular bar of soap is handmade with Australian pink clay, organic poppy seeds, and an apple scent. High Street Soap has been offering handmade soaps in the Valley for over ten years and use local and organic ingredients in the process. As an added bonus, this soap is 100% vegan-friendly.
$6 for 4 oz. bar at highstreetsoap.com
Apple Butter & Sauce from Wright’s Farm
For those of us who want to taste the best the season has to offer straight from the source, Wright’s Apple Farm churns out their own homemade apple sauce every autumn. The apple sauce is made from their own “low spray” apples with no added sugar. You can try four unique flavors such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and chunky apple sauces at Wright’s farmer’s market. If you want even more apple goodness, Wright’s farmers make their own apple butter as well.
Photograph courtesy of Wright’s Farm
We recommend using a variety of apple sauces in your everyday cooking this fall. Apple sauce can be used as a side dish to meat dishes like pork and steak or as a substitute for oil in baking. There’s nothing wrong with eating it straight out of the jar either. The variety of colors in Wright’s flavored sauces makes them a fun treat for kids as well.
$28 for 3 jars at Wright’s Apple Farm
Apple Candles & Potpourri from Hudson Valley Emporium
The aptly named Hudson Valley Emporium offers a variety of apple-scented home goods including candles and potpourri immerse your whole house in apple season. Candle lovers can choose from a range of sizes scented like either Apple Orchard or Apple Pie. The “grubby pillar” style candle (pictured) weighs in at one pound and is hand poured and frosted with “wax icing.” Potpourri, wax tarts, and flameless candles are also available in apple scents.
$10 for Grubby Pillar (left) at hudsonvalleyemporium.com