Two hours north of New York City in the tiny hamlet of Accord, NY, fashion stylist Laura Ferrara and fashion photographer Fabio Chizzola, who are husband and wife, run a thriving, beautiful organic apple orchard and farm, an intriguing complement to their busy, urbane city life.
What started as a quiet weekend retreat blossomed into a fully-working 33-acre apple orchard and farmstand business with Westwind now selling its own honey, vegetables, and delicious home-made gelato in addition to the best-tasting apples. When you bite into a Westwind apple you are jolted by how flavorful a real, fresh-picked apple tastes. Pick your own happens every fall weekend until the end of October from 10AM-6PM, and the bounty includes berries and pumpkins in addition to apples.
A gorgeous 18th century stone farmhouse and restored barn where Ferrara and Chizzola entertain family and friends sit on the property, and for anyone who comes to Westwind, the Ferrara-Chizzola warmth and generosity is immediately palpable. The genuine passion for creating and sustaining the orchard and farm comes through in all the Westwind details, and a Westwind visit infuses its visitors and guests with a feeling of rejuvenation and delight.