Apple Picking, Cider Pressing, and More Fresh Fruit Fun
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Nothing beats a crisp, fresh, juicy apple at the start of fall. At these NJ spots, you can pick your own (PYO) apples, press your own cider, or savor some sweet apple pie. Make sure to call ahead to find out what’s available.
- PYO apples, blackberries, cantaloupes, peaches, and other fruits, 9 am–7 pm daily.
- Tip: go Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9 am and 1 pm for free admission to the PYO areas and hayride transportation.
- Apple picking starts shortly after Labor Day. Families can also pick their own peaches, sweet corn, and other fresh goodies. Hayrides are available on weekends, 10 am–4:30 pm.
- Farm Fun with Quiver Farm, Sept. 15: friends from Quiver Farm in PA pay a visit with their apple cider press and some people-loving animals. Use the apple grinder to make juice and say hello to the live animals, 12 and 2:30 pm.
- Beginning around Sept. 8, families can pick their own apples. Call ahead to find out which varieties are ripe, 10 am–6 pm Tues.–Sat., 10 am–3 pm Sun.
- The farm opens Aug. 30 for their PYO apple season, promising ripe Galas, Macintosh, Ginger Golds, and other varieties.
- Tip: multiple trips are suggested to catch each variety at its ripened best. Call ahead to find out what’s ripe and being picked every day, 9 am–4:30 pm daily.
Photo courtesy of Stony Hill Farm.
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