Escape From New York: Foodie Field Trips to Make Your Weekend

Photo: Courtesy of Sprout Creek Farm

If you’re looking to get out of town this weekend and enjoy some of that sweet fall foliage, consider these two foodie field trips (one on Saturday, the other on Sunday) that offer round-trip transportation and plenty to eat, drink, and drink in. No making out on the bus ride home, please.

Saturday: Indigo Wine and Spirits Tour
Time: 9:30 a.m. till 9:30 p.m.
Price: $125, here
A Hampton Luxury Liner bus takes you from midtown to the North Fork’s LiV vodka distillery, as well as four wineries: Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Sparkling Pointe, Peconic Bay, Bedell Cellars, Castello di Borghese. The day ends with an “after-party” at Hotel Indigo’s Bistro 72.

Sunday: Saxelby a Day A-Whey Tour
8:30 a.m. till 7 p.m.
Tickets: $95, here
The last tour of the season: A chartered coach takes you to Sprout Creek Farm outside of Poughkeepsie to see how farmstead cheese is made, and to enjoy it (along with Greenmarket salads and Sullivan Street Bakery bread) for lunch in the farm’s barn. Then you’ll head to Terhune Orchard to pick Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Cameo apples.