Preservation Long Island’s Annual Apple Festival has been a long-standing tradition at the Sherwood-Jayne Farm since 1990. Although the September festival was put on hiatus this year, the festival’s most beloved event, the Apple Pie Contest, went on the road!  In partnership with Brookhaven Township, Preservation Long Island hosted the 2021 Apple PIe Contest on September 25th at the Longwood Fair on the grounds of the historic Longwood Estate.

Apples have been a part of Long Island’s history for centuries. Harvested as a meal, stored as provisions, and fermented into cider, apples are one of the most versatile crops, appreciated by countless generations. Bakers were invited to slice, dice, and bake their best apple pie paying homage to this delicious treat!

Hosted by Johnny Appleseed, prizes were awarded for the most beautiful and best-tasting pies by our panel of esteemed judges:

Chef Marc Bynum – Food Network “Chopped” Champion
Indu Kaur –  Co-owner, The Meadow Club, Port Jefferson Station
Councilman Michael Loguercio – Brookhaven Town Council, District 4

and Tim Babis – lucky fairgoer guest judge selected by raffle.

From left to right: Contest judges Tim Babis, Councilman Loguercio, Indu Kaur, Chef Marc Bynum, and the three winning bakers.