With most indoor activities closed, we are more excited than ever to usher in apple-picking season. Your family can enjoy a day out in the open air, picking crisp, delicious apples, snapping sweet photos, and enjoying the fall weather.
Here are some of the best local farms in New Jersey (and some in New York) to pick your own apples this season. Be sure to check each farm’s website ahead of time information on Covid-19 safety procedures. You may need a reservations or to purchase tickets in advance.
91 Wemrock Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Battleview Orchards is a family owned and operated farm and Country Store. The farm allows the public to pick their own New Jersey Apples, New Jersey Peaches, New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, Nectarines and Pumpkins.
Cider Mill & Orchards
19 King Street
Oldwick, NJ 08858
Pick your own apples including Zestar, Ginger Gold apples, Asian Pears and string beans are currently available for pick your own. Peaches are expected to be ripe again for picking by Saturday, August 30th. Kids can enjoy the free corn maze and play tractor.
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Demarest Farms is Bergen County’s self-proclaimed only pick your own peaches, apples, and pumpkins farm.
169 County Road
Colts Neck, NJ 0722
The orchard is open to pick-your-own customers beginning around mid-July and usually ending with the completion of October. Hours are dependent upon weather and supply conditions. Pick a wide variety of apples including gala, ginger gold, honey crisp, mcintosh, red delicious, golden delicious and more.
155 Fresh Ponds Road
E. Brunswick, NJ 08816
Giamarese Farm & Orchards is open from May through December. A family-owned farm, located in East Brunswick, NJ since 1941. Pick your own Strawberries, Sugar Snap & English Peas, Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins & Greens.
223 Meyersville Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
A 53-acre farm just 20 miles from NYC where you can pick a wide variety of apples.
Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Pick your own apples, pears, veggies and hang with some turkeys too.
561 Blairstown Road
Hope, NJ 07844
Longmeadow Farm has 15 varieties of apples along with pumpkins and more. Enjoy a hayride, see the berry patch anf harvest festival early in September.
Melick’s Town Farm Califon Farm
472 County Road 513
Califon, NJ 07830
Melick’s Town Farm grows more than 20,000 apple trees. By planting lots of trees and a wide varieties, they have tasty, crisp apples from mid-July clear through December. Pick apples through the 2nd week of November. Enjoy free wagon rides into the orchards in Oldwick, and horse drawn wagon rides at the Califon Orchards.
Prospect Hill Orchards
40 Clarks Lane,
Milton, NY 12547
Pick your own apples and pears starting September 12.
122 Oakdale Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Opening for our 47th pick-your-own apple season on Thursday, September 3rd. Hours are 9-4:30 daily. Kicking off the season will be Gala, Ginger Gold, Zestar, Macintosh, Mollie Delicious, Sansa, and Rhode Island Greening apples.
Stony Hill Farm
8 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
Maze Fun Park includes giant corn maze, rides, games play area and pick your own starting September 5.
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fall and apples go together at Terhune Orchards. For September and October, Terhune Orchards’ pick-your-own farm on Van Kirk Road, just around the block form our home farm, is open every day. The dwarf trees are tied onto a wire trellis and kept short so all the apples are easy to pick from the ground.
505 Ridge Road
Monmouth Jct, NJ 08852
Along with growing fields of farm fresh produce, two apple orchards, and acres and acres of pumpkins, VonThun’s Farm is kept busy with a CSA Program, hayrides, a fun, interactive corn maze, and annual Fall family weekends.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
Enjoy apple picking, hayrides and a cornmaze, open every weekend for the month of October.