The Best Spots for New Jersey Apple Picking

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by and

Have you been wondering where to go apple picking in New Jersey?

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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 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 picking farms to choose from.

 

We’ve created this list of great New Jersey farms with apple orchards 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.

 

The Best Spots for New Jersey Apple Picking

 

New Jersey Apple Picking Orchards

Northern New Jersey Apple Picking Orchards

Bergen County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Demarest Farms located at 244 Wierimus Road in Hillsdale, New Jersey. 201-666-0472.
    • Season: Apple picking begins September 1
    • Schedule: Open daily 8 AM – 6:30 PM, apple picking is 9 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Cost: $7/person general admission, includes activities and a hay ride. $10 for bag to hold the apples.

 

Sussex County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Beemerville Orchard located at 73 Lusscroft Road in Sussex, New Jersey. (973) 875-1029
    • Season: Apple picking starts in September and runs through October.
    • Schedule: The farm is open Monday- Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to the pick your own field is free.  You only pay for what you pick.
  • 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 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to apple picking and hayride is free. Apples are $1.75/pound
  • Pochuck Valley Farm located at 962 Rt. 517 Glenwood, 973-764-4732
    • Season: Pochuck starts picking apples at the end of August and continues through October.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open daily from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: $25 for a 1/2 bushel bag (about 20 pounds).

 

Warren County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Longmeadow Farm is located at 561 Blairstown Road Hope,908-459-5351
    • Season: Longmeadow opens for apple picking at the end of August and continues through October.
    • Schedule: They are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    • Cost: Entrance to the orchard is free. You only pay for what you pick.
  • Mackey’s Orchard is at 284B County Route 519 Belvidere, (908)-475-1507
    • Season: Mackey’s opens for picking in September.
    • Schedule: Mackey’s is open on weekends from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
    • Cost: A half-peck bag (approx. 5 lbs.) is $7.50. A peck bag (approx. 10 lbs.) is $14.50and a half-bushel bag (approx. 20 lbs.) is $25. The price works out to be $1.50 per pound.
  • Race Farm is located at 87 Belcher Rd. Blairstown, 908-362-8151
    • Season: Race Farm starts picking apples in September.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 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 St. Belvidere,(908) 475-5209
    • Season: The apple orchard at Stoneyfield is open from August to October.
    • Schedule: Stoneyfield’s hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00 PM to dusk, Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sundays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    • Cost: You only pay for what you pick at Stoneyfield.
  • Tree-Licious Orchards is located at 135 Karrville Rd. 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 6:00 PM.
    • Cost: Pick your own admission is free. You only pay for what you pick. The cost for special events varies.

 

Morris County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Parks Farms is located at 525 Route 24, 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, 10AM – 5PM weekdays
    • Cost: awaiting details
  • Hillview Farms is located at 223 Meyersville Road, 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, 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.
    • Cost: Pick your own on weekdays is $6.99/person, weekend and holidays $10.99/person.
  • Riamede Farms is at 122 Oakdale Rd. 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 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
    • Cost: Pay for what you pick, hayride is free.
  • Stony Hill Garden and Farmer’s Market is located at 8 Rt. 24 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 5PM.
    • Cost: There is a fee 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 Ave. Randolph, 973-584-4734.
    • Season: The apple orchards at Sun High are open in September and October.
    • Schedule: Open daily 9AM – 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 Morristown, (973) 425-9819.
    • Season: Apple picking starts in August and goes through October. Call for more information.
    • Schedule: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4:30pm
    • 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 Picking Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

New Jersey farms with apple picking.

 

Central New Jersey Apple Picking Orchards

Hunterdon County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Bonacorsi Family Farm is at 1137 Croton Road, 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 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
    • Cost: $25/half bushel, and $15/peck
  • Melick’s Cider Mill & Orchard is located at 19 King Street, Oldwick (908) 439-2318
    • Season: Apple picking starts in mid September and continues through the end of October.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 6 PM.
    • Cost: Awaiting Details
  • Phillips Farm is located at 290 Church Road, Milford, 908-995-0022
    • Season: Apple picking starts in September and continues through the end of October.
    • Schedule: The pick your own fields are open 6 days a week (closed on Tuesday).
    • Cost: Awaiting details

 

Mercer County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Lee Turkey Farm is at 201 Hickory Corner Road, 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.
  • Terhune Orchards is at 330 Cold Soil Road 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 ($8 admission) start September 15

 

Middlesex County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Giamarese Farm is located at 155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick,(732) 821-9494
    • Season: Apples are early September to Columbus Day.
    • Schedule: Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-3.  Open daily during October
    • Cost: Admission to the farm is free.
  • Von Thun Farms is located at 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-8656
    • Season: Opening for the season September 22
    • Schedule: Hours are 10 am – 5 pm.
    • Cost: Admission fees vary by day; attractions are not available weekdays.

 

Monmouth County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Eastmont Orchards is located at 169 Country Rd 537, Colts Neck, 732-542-5404
    • Season: Early September to late October
    • Schedule: Open Monday -Friday 9-5, Saturday & Sunday 9-6
    • Cost: Apples are $1.89/pound admission is free.
  • Battleview Orchards is located at 91 Wemlock Rd, Freehold, 732-462-0756
    • Season: Early September to late October
    • Schedule: 10AM – 5PM
    • Cost: Cash only, $1.50/pound

 

Ocean County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Somerset County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Ripple Hill Farm is located at 181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge, 908-647-1300
    • Season: Open starting September 9 and through October
    • Schedule: Sundays 12-4 PM.
    • Cost: Cash only, $2.50/pound

 

Apple picking at Johnson Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown

Photo provided by Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm.

 

Southern New Jersey Apple Picking Orchards

Atlantic County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Burlington County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

picking apples at Johnson's Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown New JerseyJohnson’s Locust Hall Farm
2691 Momouth 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 early September & Apples & Pumpkins Daily 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 7 days a week (September-October) Hayrides ($4.50 per person) out to the orchard are available 10-4 pm Weekends & 11-4 pm Weekdays. Weekends celebrate the fall harvest with Live music, grill, Tomasello Winery & fun for the whole family (September-October).

  • Strawberry Hill Farm is located at 3 Waln Road, Chesterfield. 609-298-0823
    • Season: Awaiting details
    • Schedule: Awaiting details
    • Cost: $1.25/pound
  • Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm is located at 2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown. 609-353-9000.
    • Season: Picking starts September 8.
    • Schedule: Hayrides are 11-4 weekdays and 10-4 weekends
    • Cost:  Apples are $1.89/pound, Pumpkins 79 cents/a pound.
  • Johnson’s Corner Farm is located at 133 Church Road, Medford. 609-654-8643.
    • Season: Hayrides to apple picking (additional cost) operate from September 8 – October 14.
    • Schedule: Hours for hayride are Monday – Friday 10 to 5 on the hour, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 continuous
    • Cost: Apples are $1.89/pound, hayrides are $4.50/person

 

Cape May County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Camden County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Cumberland County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • None that we are aware of

 

Gloucester County NJ Apple Picking Orchards

  • Duffield’s Farm is located at 280 Chapel Heights Rd, Sewell, (856) 589-7090
    • Season: Season begins August 19
    • Schedule:  Weekdays 12PM – 4PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM
    • 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, Mullica Hill, (856) 223-0028
    • Season: Awaiting Details
    • Schedule: Wednesday- Sunday, 10AM-5PM
    • Cost: Awaiting Details
  • Heritage Vineyards is located at 480 Mullica Hill Rd, Mullica Hill, 856-589-4474
    • Season: Heritage Vineyards opens for apple picking in October.
    • Schedule: 10AM – 5PM, Saturdays and Sundays October only.
    • Cost: Awaiting Details
  • Mood’s Farm Market is located at 901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill,(856) 478-2500
    • Season: End of August until Thanksgiving
    • Schedule: 8AM-5PM Monday-Saturday
    • Cost: $1.50/pound

 

Salem County NJ Apple Picking 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.

 

coring an apple to make applesauce

 

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