15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at the Milk Pail, Besides Apples


We have a special place in our heart for the Milk Pail orchard and farm stand in Watermill. Because in the depths of winter, when most other farmers have decamped for warmer locales, the Halseys who run the Milk Pail are still open, selling Fujis, Gold Rush, Braeburn and a few other varieties that keep their crunch nearly until spring. In addition, to the apples and apple products (cider, apple sauce, doughnuts), which we featured in a show for NY1, the Milk Pail’s entrepreneurial family has curated an impressive list of other edibles, from their new crop of Asian pears to a long list of small-batch granolas, ice cream, preserves and more from Brooklyn, Long Island and beyond. Here are at least 15 reasons to visit, beyond the apples.

three bags of Lorna's nuts

1. Lorna’s Nuts, East Hampton

three bags of Next Organics fruit
2. Next Organics, Plattsburgh, NY

Laughing Moon Chocolate Bars

3. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, VT

two bags of Baked Granola
4. BAKED Granola, Brooklyn, NY

three bags of Brad's Raw Chips
5. Brad’s Raw Chips, Pipersville, PA

three bottles of Ronnybrook Farm milk
6. Milk from Ronnybrook Farm, Ancramdale, NY

two quarts of Steve's strawberry ricotta ice cream
7. Steve’s Strawberry Ricotta Ice Cream, Brooklyn, NY

three jars of salsa from the Brooklyn Salsa Companuy

8. Salsa from the Brooklyn Salsa Company, Brooklyn, NY

2 loaves of Kenyer bread

9. Kenyar Old World Artisan Breads, Bohemia, NY

bars of Southampton Soap Company Soap
10. Southampton Soap Company, Southampton, NY

bag of Hampton Coffee Company Milk Pail Blend
11. Hampton Coffee Company has created Milk Pail Fresh Market Blend

jar of cream-nut natural peanut butter
12. Cream-Nut Natural Peanut Butter, Grand Rapids, MI

Bibbi's Baked goods four bags
13. Bibbis Baked Goods made by Amy Halsey’s childhood babysitter, Bridgehampton, NY

two jars of East End Apiaries honey
14. Honey from East End Apiaries, Southampton, NY

jars of Arlotta olive oil and tapenade
15. Arlotta Food Studio olive oil and tapenade. This bicoastal family grows and presses olives in California, but sells only at East End at farmers markets.