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
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
PYO is underway follow on Facebook for updates

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
PYO is underway
Advance reservations required

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
PYO open early September through late November

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pochuck Valley Farms
962 McAfee Rd.,Glenwood
PYO open through October 31

Race Farm
87 Belcher Rd., Blairstown
PYO open through October 

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

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

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph
Only open for PYO on weekdays

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
PYO open September through October

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

Wightman’s Farm
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown
PYO currently open