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Pick-Your-Own Apples in NJ 2013

Get outside at these pick-your-own farms this fall! Apple picking NJ is a great family-bonding experience.

Apple Picking NJApple picking NJ is a fun family-bonding experience and a great way to get outside this fall. Make apple picking a family tradition at these pick-your-own (PYO) farms and orchards near you.

Remember the following:
• Always call to check hours and availability.
• Different varieties of apples are ready to be picked at different times in the season.
• Many of these locations offer other PYO produce, but the following dates and hours only pertain to the PYO apple season.

Bergen County

Demarest Farms
244 Werimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ
201-666-0472

Burlington County

Conte Farm
299 Flyatt Rd., Tabernacle
609-268-1010

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd., Medford
609-654-8643

Russo’s Orchard Lane Farm
310 Extonville Rd., Chesterfield
609-259-3684
End of Sept–Nov; Daily: 9 am–5:30 pm. Other offers: corn maze (weekends starting end of Sept), kettle corn, reenactors, car shows, 4-H fairs.

Strawberry Hill Farm
Waln & Ellisdale Rds., Chesterfield
609-298-0823
Late Aug–early Nov; Daily: 9 am–5 pm. Other offers: Kids can feed the chickens.

Gloucester County

Duffield's Farm Market
Greentree & Chapel Heights Rds., Sewell
856-589-7090

Fruitwood Farms
419 Elk Rd. / Rt. 538, Monroeville
856-881-7748

Heritage Station
480 Mullica Hill Rd. Rt. 322, Mullica Hill
856-589-4474

Hill Creek Farms
1631 Rt. 45, Mullica Hill
856-223-0028

Hunterdon County

Melick's Town Farm
472 Rt. 513, Califon
908-439-3888
Call for picking hours. Other offers: farm animals, hay maze, horse-drawn wagon rides (weekends).

Melick's Town Farm
19 King St., Oldwick
908-439-3888
Starts after Labor Day; Daily: 9 am–6 pm. Other offers: hay rides.

Peaceful Valley Orchards
150 Pittstown Rd., Pittstown
908-730-7748 or 908-713-1705

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
908-995-0022
Sept–Oct; Sat–Sun: 8 am–7 pm, Mon–Fri: 10 am–7 pm.

Valley Crest Farm
14 Allerton Rd., Lebanon
908-238-9696
Late July–Nov 1; Sat–Sun: 10 am–3 pm. Other offers: flower and veggie garden, ducks, goats, picnic tables, tree swing.

Mercer County

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
609-448-0629
July–Oct; Mon–Sat: 9 am–6 pm, Sun: 2–6 pm. Other offers: corn maze.

Terhune Orchards
Van Kirk Rd. (near 330 Cold Soil Rd.) Princeton
609-924-2310
Labor Day–end of Oct; Daily: 9 am–5 pm. Other offers: barnyard animals, pedal tractors, corn maze, wagon rides, Apple Day (Sept 14–15).

Middlesex County

Blossom Hill Farms
Eiker Rd., Cranbury Township
609-799-0226

Giamarese Farm & Orchards
155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick
732-821-9494
Early Sept–mid-Oct; Tue–Sat: 10 am–6 pm, Sun: 10 am–3 pm. (Hours may change in Oct.) Other offers: Fall Harvest Weekends with hay rides, farm animals, corn maze, pony rides.

John Himich Farms
701 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick
732-257-1538
Sept–Oct. Call ahead for availability.

Pleasant Hill Farm
192 Ridge Rd. (Rt. 522), Jamesburg
732-329-0776
Sept–Oct. Call ahead for availability.

Stults Farm
62 John White Rd., Cranbury Township
609-799-2523
Sat–Sun: 10 am–6 pm, Mon–Fri: 2–6 pm.

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656
Sat–Sun: 10 am–5 pm, Mon–Fri: 10 am–5:30 pm. Other offers: corn maze, hay rides, Fall Festival (Oct 6–7), tours.

Monmouth County

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
732-462-0756

Crest Fruit Farm
82 Thompson Grove Rd., Manalapan
732-462-5669

Eastmont Orchards
169 County Rd. 537 E., Colts Neck
732-542-5404

Morris County

Alstede Farms
84 Rt. 513 S (Old Rt. 24 W), Chester
908-879-7189
Aug–Nov; Daily: 9 am–7 pm. Other offers: corn maze, pony rides, moon bounce, wagon train, corn kingdom, NJ Devils Family Fun Weekend (Sept 28–29).

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette
908-647-0957
Starts in Sept; Daily: 9 am–5 pm. Other offers: chickens, peacocks, tractor rides (in Oct).

Parks Farms LLC
525 Rt. 24, Chester
908-879-5509
Starts early Sept; Sat–Sun: 9:30 am–6 pm, Mon–Fri: 9:30 am–7 pm.

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Rd., Chester
908-879-5353
Starts Aug 29; Daily: 9 am–4:30 pm.

Stony Hill Gardens
8 Rt. 24, Chester
908-879-2696
Sept 1–Oct 26; Daily: 10 am–4 pm. Other offers: corn maze, flashlight nights in the corn maze.

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph
973-584-4734
Sept–Oct; Daily: 9 am–6 pm. Other offers: farm tours, barnyard animals.

Wightman’s Farms
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown
973-425-9819
Sat–Sun: 9 am–5 pm. Other offers: corn maze, hay maze, rope maze, hay rides, pumpkin slingshot, corn-filled sandbox.

Ocean County

Krowicki's Farm Market & Greenhouse
862 Rt. 539, New Egypt
609-752-5591

Somerset County

Ripple Hill Farm
181 Mountain Rd., Basking Ridge
908-647-1300
Sept–Oct; Sundays. Call ahead for availability.

Sussex County

Beemerville Orchard
73 Lusscroft Rd., Sussex
973-875-1029
Starts around third week of Sept–early Nov; Mon–Sat: 9 am–6 pm. Other offers: farm-fresh cider.

Hillcrest Orchard and Dairy
2 Davis Rd., Frankford Twp.
973-714-9247
Sept–Oct; Sat–Sun: 10 am–5 pm.

Pochuck Valley Farms
962 McAfee Glenwood Rd., Glenwood
973-764-4732
Aug 24–Nov 1; Daily: 9 am–4 pm. Other offers: wagon rides, playground, hay maze, picnic area, cider tasting.

Windy Brow Farms
359 Ridge Rd./Rt. 519, Newton
973-579-9657
Sept–Oct; Daily: 10 am–4 pm. Other offers: petting zoo, weekend wagon rides, press
your own cider.

Warren County

Brook Hollow Farm
Route 94 to 52 Frog Pond Rd., Hainesburg
908-496-4577

Denville Farms
10 Knowlton Rd., Knowlton
908-459-9869

Horse Sleigh Farm
438 Route 57 W, Washington
908-267-5313
Call for availability, as this farm has mostly young trees. Other offers: corn maze, pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo, corn cannon, pumpkin launcher, horse-drawn wagon rides, gem mining.

Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Rd., Hope
908-459 5351
Early Sept–late Oct; Sat–Sun: 9 am–5 pm. Other offers: hay rides.

Mackey’s Orchard
284-B Rt. 519, Belvidere
908-475-1507
Sept–late Oct; Sat–Sun: 10:30 am–4 pm. Other offers: playground, homemade soft pumpkin ice cream, farm-fresh foods.

Race Farm
87 Belcher Rd., Blairstown, NJ
908-362-8151
Early Sept–late Oct; Daily: 9 am–5 pm. Other offers: Weekend hay rides.

Stoneyfield Orchards
5 Orchard St., Belvidere
908-475-5209
Late Aug–Nov; Sat–Sun: 9 am–6 pm,  Mon–Fri: 2–6 pm. Other offers: goats and chickens.

Tree-Licious Orchards
135 Karrville Rd., Port Murray
908-689-2906
Sept–Nov; Sat–Sun: 9 am–5 pm.

 

Does your family have a favorite spot to pick your own? And if you know of any U-pick apple orchards in New Jersey that we missed, please email us or comment below. Happy picking!

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