The Best Farms for Apple Picking in New Jersey

Posted on: September 6th, 2019by

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September marks the start of my favorite season of the year, fall! Fall is the season for jumping into piles of colorful leaves, grabbing a cozy sweater for a brisk autumn walk, and picking apples from the trees. My family loves it! Apple picking is by far our favorite fall activity. There is nothing quite like going to an New Jersey apple orchard and gathering your own crop of apples. My kids love running through the rows of trees, filling our basket with apples. They love eating apples right from the tree and all the yummy things you can make with apples.

 

apple picking in New Jersey is a great family activity.

 

Apple picking also provides plenty of exercise. It’s a time to enjoy the great outdoors and also it can be a great learning experience. When my preschooler and I pick apples we like to count our apples as we drop them into the basket- instant math lesson! Older kids can guess the weights or compare and contrast the different apples they collect. The great thing about living in New Jersey is that we have so many different apple orchards to choose from.

 

We’ve created this list of great farms for apple picking in New Jersey where you can pick your own apples. Take a look and find the perfect farm for your family. Hopefully one of these farms will be the perfect place for you to enjoy some “Jersey Family Fun” this fall. If you do visit one of the farms from the list make sure to tell them that you heard about them from Jersey Family Fun. We would love if you post a picture of your family’s apples on our Facebook page and tell us where you got it!

 

New Jersey apple picking orchards can receive a complimentary listing or an upgraded featured listing by contacting Jennifer Auer, publisher at Jenniferauer@jerseyfamilyfun.com.

Details in italics are being confirmed for 2019.

 

NJ farms with apple orchards

 

New Jersey Apple Picking Orchards

Where can I pick apples in North Jersey?

The following apple orchards and New Jersey farms with apple picking are located in North Jersey.

Bergen County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Demarest Farms located at 244 Wierimus Road in Hillsdale. (201) 666-0472.
    • Season: Apple picking begins September 3
    • Schedule:  Apple picking is 3 PM – 4:30 PM weekdays, 9 AM – 4:30 PM weekends
    • Cost: $7/person general admission, includes activities and a hay ride. $12 for bag to hold the apples.

 

Morris County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Parks Farms is located at 525 Route 24 in Chester. (908) 879-5509.
    • Season: Apple picking is expected to run daily from September – October. Farm market open daily May-Late December.
    • Schedule: 9:30AM – 5PM weekends, 10 AM – 5 PM weekdays
    • Cost: awaiting details

 

  • Hillview Farms is located at 223 Meyersville Road in Gillette. (908) 647-0957.
    • Season: Apples available September and October.
    • Schedule: General store is open daily,  Mon-Sun: 9 AM to 6 PM, field closes to the public at 5 PM. Tractor rides begin at 10AM.
    • Cost: No admission fee but $5 tractor ride required to get to the orchard.

 

  • Alstede Farms is at 1 Alstede Farms Lane in Chester. (908) 528-8823.
    • Season: Apple picking starts in late August and continues through the end of October.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open 7 days a week, 9 AM – 6 PM
    • Cost: Pick your own on weekdays is $6.99/person, weekend and holidays $8.99/person.

 

  • Riamede Farms is at 122 Oakdale Road in Chester. (908) 879-5353.
    • Season: Apple picking starts the first week in September and lasts until the middle of October.
    • Schedule: Apple picking is open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM.
    • Cost: Pay for what you pick, weekend hayride is free.

 

  • Stony Hill Garden and Farmer’s Market is located at 8 Rt. 24 in Chester. (908) 879-2696.
    • Season: Stony Hill opens for apple picking in early September and the season runs through mid-October.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    • Cost: There is a fee of $6.99 on weekends and $3.99 weekdays to enter the orchards. After you finish picking apples your family can enjoy the corn maze and other fall activities for an additional cost.

 

  • Sun High Orchard is located at 19 Canfield Avenue in Randolph. (973) 584-4734.
    • Season: The apple orchards at Sun High are open in September and October.
    • Schedule: Open daily 9 AM – 6 PM
    • Cost: Entrance to the pick your own fields is free. You only pay for what you pick.

 

  • Wightman’s Farm is located at 1111 Mount Kemble Ave in Morristown. (973) 425-9819.
    • Season: Apple picking starts in August and goes through October. Call for more information.
    • Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Cost$7.00 per person for the entire season (children under 3 are free). You also receive a reusable souvenir tote bag to carry your haul. The fruit is weighed and priced per pound when you exit.

 

Passaic County NJ Apple Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Sussex County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Beemerville Orchard located at 73 Lusscroft Road in Sussex, New Jersey. (973) 875-1029
    • Season: Apple picking starts September 7 and runs through October.
    • Schedule: The farm is open Monday- Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to the pick your own field is free.  $25 for a half bushel bag, cash only.

 

  • Hillcrest Farm and Dairy Orchard located at 2 Davies Road in Frankford. (973) 703-5148.
    • Season: The apple orchard opens in the middle of September and stays open through October.
    • Schedule: They are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to apple picking and hayride is free. Apples are $1.90/pound

 

  • Pochuck Valley Farm located at 962 Rt. 517 in Glenwood. (973) 764-4732
    • Season: Pochuck starts picking apples in August and continues through October 31.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open daily from 8 AM to 3:30 PM
    • Cost: $25 for a 1/2 bushel bag (about 20 pounds).

 

Warren County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Longmeadow Farm is located at 561 Blairstown Road in Hope. (908) 459-5351
    • Season: Longmeadow is open for apple picking in September and October
    • Schedule: They are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to the orchard is free. You only pay for what you pick.

 

  • Mackey’s Orchard is at 284B County Route 519 in Belvidere. (908) 475-1507
    • Season: Mackey’s opens for picking September 7.
    • Schedule: Mackey’s is open on weekends from 10 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Cost: A $2 hayride is required to reach the orchard. The charge for the apples is by the bag. A half-peck bag (approx. 5 lbs.) is $8.50. A peck bag (approx. 10 lbs.) is $15.00 and a half-bushel bag (approx. 20 lbs.) is $29.00

 

  • Race Farm is located at 87 Belcher Road in Blairstown. (908) 362-8151
    • Season: Race Farm starts picking apples in September.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to the pick your own fields is free. You only pay for what you pick.

 

  • Stoneyfield Orchard is located at 5 Orchard Street in Belvidere. (908) 475-5209
    • Season: The apple orchard at Stoneyfield is open from August to October.
    • Schedule: Stoneyfield’s hours are Saturday and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM.
    • Cost: Apples are $2/pound

 

  • Tree-Licious Orchards is located at 135 Karrville Road in Port Murray. (908) 689-2906
    • Season: The apple orchard is open September and October.
    • Schedule: Tree-Licious is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM.
    • Cost: Pick your own admission is free. You only pay for what you pick. The cost for special events varies.

 

  • Von Thun Farms is located at 438 Route 57 West in Washington, (732) 986-6816
    • Season:Apples are available September 21 through October.
    • Schedule: Weekdays, 10 AM to 6 PM, Weekends 9 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Cost: Picking passes or General Admission tickets are required to enter the apple orchard. Picking passes are $5 and one must be purchased for each person entering the orchard. You will be credited $3 per pass to your final purchase.

 

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Where can I pick apples in Central New Jersey?

The following apple orchards and farms with apple picking in New Jersey are located in the central region of New Jersey.

Hunterdon County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Bonacorsi Family Farm is at 1137 Croton Road in Flemington.
    • Season: Apple picking starts in late August and continues through the end of October.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 7 PM.
    • Cost: $28/half bushel, and $18/peck

 

  • Melick’s Cider Mill & Orchard is located at 19 King Street in Oldwick. (908) 439-2318
    • Season: Apple picking starts  September 7 and continues into November.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 6 PM.
    • Cost: Pay for what you pick.

 

  • Phillips Farm is located at 290 Church Road in Milford. (908) 995-0022
    • Season: Apple picking starts in September and continues through the end of October.
    • Schedule:  9 AM – 6 PM  Thursday through Monday; closed Tuesday and Wednesday
    • Cost: $1.50 per pound if you pick over 20 pounds, $1.75 per pound if you pick between 10-20 pounds, $2.00 per pound if you pick under 10 pounds

 

Mercer County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Lee Turkey Farm is at 201 Hickory Corner Road in East Windsor. 609-448-0629
    • Season: Apple picking is August-October.
    • Schedule: Monday through Saturday 9-6,  Sunday 2-6
    • Cost: Picking requires a $2 membership good all season as well as a $5 deposit refundable to your purchase. Pay for what you pick.

 

  • Terhune Orchards is at 330 Cold Soil Road in Princeton. 609-924-2310
    • Season: Apple picking is September-October.
    • Schedule: Monday – Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
    • Cost: You pay for what you pick. Apple Days Harvest Festivals ($10 admission) are every weekend in September and October

 

Middlesex County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Giamarese Farm is located at 155 Fresh Ponds Road in East Brunswick. (732) 821-9494
    • Season: Apples are early September to Columbus Day.
    • Schedule: Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 3 PM.  
    • Cost: Ages 10 and up need a $7 picking pass. 

 

  • Von Thun Farms is located at 519 Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction. (732) 329-8656
    • Season: Opening for the season September 21
    • Schedule: Hours are weekdays 10 AM – 6 PM, weekend 9 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Cost: Admission fees vary by day; attractions are not available weekdays.

 

Monmouth County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Eastmont Orchards is located at 169 Country Rd 537 in Colts Neck. (732) 542-5404
    • Season: Early September to late October
    • Schedule: Open Monday -Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM
    • Cost: Cash and checks only, Apples are $1.99/pound

 

  • Battleview Orchards is located at 91 Wemlock Road in Freehold. (732) 462-0756
    • Season: Early September to late October
    • Schedule: 10 AM – 5 PM
    • Cost: Cash only, $1.55/pound

 

Somerset County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Ripple Hill Farm is located at 181 Mountain Road in Basking Ridge. 908-647-1300
    • Season: Open early September and through October
    • Schedule: Sundays 12 PM – 4 PM.
    • Cost: Cash only, $2.50/pound

 

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Where can I pick apples in South Jersey?

The following apple orchards and New Jersey farms with apple picking are located in the South Jersey.

 

Atlantic County NJ Apple Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Burlington County NJ Apple Orchards

picking apples at Johnson's Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown New JerseyJohnson’s Locust Hall Farm
2691 Monmouth Road
Jobstown, NJ 08041
(609) 353-9000
Visit Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm online at www.JohnsonsLocustHallFarm.com.

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown is a Pick Your Own Family Fun Farm, picking sunflowers in September & Apples & Pumpkins daily from mid September-October. Hayrides transport guests to the pumpkin picking fields, apple orchards, Sunflower Walking Trail (September) & 5 acre Family Corn Maze. Apple picking is open Friday – Monday 10 AM – 5 PM. Hayrides ($4.75 per person) out to the orchard are available 10 AM-4 PM. Weekends celebrate the fall harvest with live music, grill, Tomasello Winery & fun for the whole family (September-October).

  • Season: Picking starts September 8.
  • Schedule: Hours are Friday – Monday 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • Cost:Apples are $1.89/pound, Pumpkins 79 cents/a pound.

  • Strawberry Hill Farm is located at 3 Waln Road in Chesterfield. (609) 298-0823
    • Season: Until late October
    • Schedule: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Cost: $1.25/pound

 

  • Johnson’s Corner Farm is located at 133 Church Road in Medford. (609) 654-8643.
    • Season: Hayrides to apple picking (additional cost) operate from September 8 – October 12.
    • Schedule: Hours for hayride are Monday – Friday 10 AM to 5 PM on the hour, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM continuous
    • Cost: Apples are $1.89/pound, hayrides are $4.50/person

 

  • Russo’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm annex is located at 299 Flyatt Road in Tabernacle. (609) 268-0239
    • Schedule: Friday-Sunday in September, Friday-Monday in October, 9 AM – 5 PM.
    • Cost: Apples $1.39/pound, $3.50 wagon ride to the fields is required.

 

Cape May County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Stiles Farm is located at 172 South Delsea Drive in Cape May Court House. (609) 600-7939.
    • Season: Awaiting details
    • Schedule: Weekends, 10 AM – 4 PM
    • Cost: Awaiting details

 

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Camden County NJ Apple Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Cumberland County NJ Apple Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Gloucester County NJ Apple Orchards

  • Duffield’s Farm is located at 280 Chapel Heights Rd in Sewell. (856) 589-7090
    • Season: Season begins in August
    • Schedule:  Weekdays 12 PM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
    • Cost: Hayride to the orchard is $4.00 per person and you purchase a small or large bag to fill. $10 bag holds about 10 lbs – roughly 20 apples, $18 bag holds about 20 lbs – roughly 40 apples

 

  • Hill Creek Farms is located at 1631 NJ-45 in Mullica Hill. (856) 223-0028
    • Season: Awaiting Details
    • Schedule: Wednesday- Sunday, 9 AM- 6 PM. U-Pick stops at 5 PM.
    • Cost: $1.95 lb for Gala Apples and Ruby Queens

 

  • Heritage Vineyards is located at 480 Mullica Hill Rd in Mullica Hill. (856) 589-4474
    • Season: Heritage Vineyards opens for apple picking August 14.
    • Schedule: Every day 10 AM – 4 PM
    • Cost: Apples are $1.99/pound

 

  • Mood’s Farm Market is located at 901 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill. (856) 478-2500
    • Season: End of August until Thanksgiving
    • Schedule: 8 AM – 5 PM Monday-Saturday
    • Cost: $1.50/pound

 

Ocean County NJ Apple Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Salem County NJ Apple Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

With so many farms nearby to choose from, your family is bound to pick apples that will last months! One tip before you head out: many apple orchards do not take credit cards. Be sure to check out the farm’s website before you leave and make sure you have cash if needed.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Best Farms for Apple Picking in New Jersey

  1. Jenny McAllister says:

    We also picked apples at Russo’s in Tabernacle. We had a great experience there

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