per both of your reccs, my wife and i hit the briermere farm stand while out on LI this wknd.
produce (squash, beets, corn, tomatoes) were excellent, as was the apple-blackberry pie. we also had 2 pumpkin squares while there -- all was great. thanks.
however, both the jericho and laurel cider mills were major disappointments. basically well-decorated farm stands. in fact, the jericho mill had neither hot cider nor donuts available around 1pm on sunday!?!?!?
we have come to the sad realization that real cider mills do not exist in the northeast.