Northern New Jersey
Alstede Farms – Chester
Visiting Alstede Farms to pick your own fruits, vegetables, or flowers is an enjoyable family experience. You’ll be delighted when you see the amazement on your child’s face as they walk through our vast fields and orchards, seeing for the first time how food is actually grown. They’ll be filled with the joy and satisfaction of finding that perfect eggplant or pumpkin that they picked themselves and then enjoy again as you cook or prepare your freshly picked produce at home. Click here to find out what’s currently available to pick.
Demarest Farms – Hillsdale
Prepare yourself for a new experience in apple picking. Demarest Farms features well-manicured trees, spectacular views, and tasty apple varieties – home to more than 14 varieties of pick-your-own apples. From September to November, we offer schools, families, friends and visitors an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery, tractor-pulled hay wagon rides, pet and feed friendly farm animals, savor our delicious honey, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, homemade mixes, apple butter, fresh preserves, and other treats at our farm.
Tasty Apple Varieties
Cameo – Cortland – Empire – Fuji – Gala – Gold Rush – Golden Delicious – Honeycrisp – Liberty – Macintosh – Mutsu (Crispin) – Red Delicious – SunCrisp – Winesap.
Mackey’s Orchard – Belvidere Beginning with strawberries in late May, continuing with sweet corn in late June and all the other summer fruits and veggies that ripen in summer and ending with apples in the fall. We have something for everyone all season long.
September brings us the fall season, everyone’s favorite time of the year! Decorating your home with pumpkins, mums, straw bales, corn stalks, gourds and indian corn is easy when you can find it all here. The arrival of fall also means the arrival of our fresh pressed cider and apple bakery.
Riamede Farm – Chester The farm is 68 acres with half of our orchards still nurturing big old seedling apple trees planted a half-century ago. The old trees are genuine antiques and provide our farm with a 19th-century feeling. Possibly Johnny Appleseed passed through many years ago. The old trees still produce and give us apples as they used to be, red on the side that sees the sun.
We also have a newer orchard of semi-dwarf and dwarf apple trees with all of everyone’s favorite modern apple varieties.
Apples are well within the reach of children.
Sun High Orchards – Randolph Dates back to 1945 when Fred and Ranghild Bostrom planted the first fruit trees on Sun High’s 25 acres. Our history of providing the community with the highest quality of tree fresh peaches and apples continues today, but with some tasty additions!
Today, our on-site farm market offers you a full range of fresh picked fruits and vegetables. Come early in the morning and smell the bread and apple pies baking in our ovens. Maybe try some of our picnic salads in the summer months or warm up with a quart of delicious soup in the cooler months. Got a sweet tooth? Sun High now makes homemade gourmet ice cream. Enjoy a cone or sundae on our garden patio or have us pack a pint for taking home!
Alpaca “Jersey Gold” and mini donkey “Jessica” are always looking to make new friends. In the market, you can play a game of checkers or Candyland in front of our reconstructed historic beehive oven and fireplace. Why not celebrate your child’s special day on the farm. We love to host birthday parties that include bouncers and hayrides! Get down to basics and bring home a harvest that you picked yourself! The flower garden is open for cutting in the summer months while pick your own apples begin in September. The pumpkin patch opens the last weekend in September with continuous hayrides on the weekends (weather permitting). Always call in advance for current availability of crops. Stop by and see what “Jersey Fresh” is all about at Sun High Orchards!
Central New Jersey
Battleview Orchards – Freehold 2018 “Pick Your Own” Dates All dates are approximate, please check back often as they are updated as needed, pending weather and supply….
Prepare for your date: Always Call to confirm dates, hours and supply before traveling a distance. Cash only at the picking locations.
Senior Citizen 10% Discounts – Mondays and Thursdays in the Country Store or in the Orchard. Pets are not allowed in the orchards.
Eastmont Orchards – Colts Neck In season, ready for picking!
Apples Early-September Honeycrisp, McIntosh
Mid-September to Mid-October Cameo, Cortland, Crispin, Empire, Golden Delicious, Idared, Jonathan, McCoun, Red Delicious, Spartan
Mid-October to Closing Arkansas Black, Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Rome, Stayman Winesap, Yellow Newtown Pippen
Call ahead for information: (732) 542-5404
Giamarese Farm and Orchards – East Brunswick farm is located on thirty-five acres in East Brunswick, New Jersey. We are open from May through December and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables that are available for in our farm market, for Pick-Your-Own and wholesale. We do not grow Roundup Ready GMOs. We have plenty of fun activities such as Fall Harvest Weekends, seasonal events, School & Group Tours and Volunteer Gleanings for the hungry.
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Peas, Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins, and Greens, plus Choose n’ Cut Christmas Trees available from May through December, seasonally. Please check the Pick-Your-Own list for current availability.
Johnson’s Corner Farm – Medford Nothing says FALL like APPLES and PUMPKINS. Hayrides to our APPLE ORCHARDS, PUMPKIN FIELDS and CORN MAZE leave the Farm Market from 10 to 5 every weekend. Wagon makes stops at each location for picking and fun. Get tickets for the Maze before you get on the wagon. CORN MAZE is family friendly and enjoyable for kids from 3 to 93.
Krowicki’s Farm Markets & Greenhouse – New Egypt a multifunctional pick your own fruits orchard. They give customers the option of visiting our pick your own apple farm or pick your own peach farm. Both orchards are open at the same time. Many customers visit both on the same day to save time and commuting expenses.
Terhune Orchards – Princeton Apple picking, pumpkin picking, cider, pies, farm animals, pick your own, field trips, farm market, gift baskets and more can be found at the Mount Family’s 200 fruit- and vegetable-producing acres noted for quality products and country-style service. Terhune Orchards Farm Store attracts local people doing their daily shopping as well as visitors passing through the Princeton area. The Farm Store and Farm Yard are open every day, all year round.
VonThun Farms – Monmouth Junction Farm Markets are OPEN for the season!
U-Pick blackberries are now in season at our South Brunswick location, and at our Washington, NJ location we have U-Pick blackberries and raspberries available. Be sure to check out our Washington horse activities, & Barnyard Buddies Kids Program. We’re now taking Fall School Tour reservations and Fall Birthday Party reservations too … for both farm locations!