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Nothing says fall like taking the kids to a farm to pick your own apples. The crispy fruit is a perfect lunchbox snack, and the kids will love eating what they plucked with their own hands. Make your visit even more fun by going during a harvest festival. Call before you go to make sure you can pick your own apples that day (weather permitting) and find out which variety is best.

Please note that due to COVID-19 many of these farms have new policies for PYO and may require advance tickets. Call ahead or check online to see what rules your favorite farm has.

 

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-879-7189
PYO open through mid-November
Check here to see what’s open for picking
Tickets must be can be purchased in advance

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
732-462-0756
PYO is underway follow on Facebook for updates

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
201-666-0472
PYO is underway
Advance reservations required

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
908-852-9122
PYO open early September through late November

Giamarese Farm
155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick
732-821-9494
PYO open from mid-August through Columbus Day

Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Rd., Hope
908-459-5351
PYO open Labor Day weekend through mid-October

Mackey’s Orchard
284 County Rd. 519, Belvidere
908-475-1507
PYO slated to start Sept. 11

Melick’s Town Farm
472 County Rd. 513, Califon
908-439-2318
PYO open through the second week of November
Reservations required

Och’s Orchard
4 Ochs Ln., Warwick, NY
845-986-1591
PYO open in September and October
Call 845-986-1591 for availability

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
908-995-0022
PYO open in September and October
Call 908-995-0022

Pochuck Valley Farms
962 McAfee Rd.,Glenwood
973-764-4732
PYO open through October 31

Race Farm
87 Belcher Rd., Blairstown
908-362-8151
PYO open through October 

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Rd., Chester
908-879-5353
PYO opening late August
Follow on Facebook for updates

Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd., Chester
908-879-2908
PYO open mid-September through early October
Online reservations available

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph
973-584-4734
Only open for PYO on weekdays

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310
PYO open September through October

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
505 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656
PYO open September 18 through October
Reservations encouraged

Wightman’s Farm
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown
973-425-9819
PYO currently open