Guide: Apple Picking in New Jersey

<p>Apple season has arrived in New Jersey.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2019, 4:00 AM

Updated 1,729 days ago


Guide: Apple Picking in New Jersey
Looking to go apple picking this fall season? Check out some of the locations in New Jersey. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please check with the location before heading out as dates, times and activities are subject to change.
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Types of apples: Gala, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Fuji, Sansa, Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Ida Red, Crimson Crisp, Gold Rush
Other activities: pony rides, wagon train ride, bounce house, corn kingdom, and picnic area
Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road
(732) 462-0756
Hours: Call or visit their Facebook page for hours 
Types of apples: Gala, Jonamac, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Empire, Rome Beauty, Stayman Winesap, Granny Smith, Fuji
Other activities: hayrides
Beemerville Orchard
73 Lusscroft Road
(973) 875-1029
Hours: Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Candy Crisp, Jersey Mac, Granny Smith
Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd.

(201) 666-0472
Hours: Weekdays 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Types of apples: Cameo, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Gold Rush, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Liberty, MacIntosh, Mutsu, Red Delicious
Other activities: petting zoo, hayrides, corn box, adventure playground, wooden playsets, picnic area
Giamarese Farm
155 Fresh Ponds Road
East Brunswick
(732) 821-9494
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Types of apples: Autumn Gala, Blushing Golden, Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, Royal Gala, Stayman Winesap, Suncrisp

Happy Day Farm
77 Iron Ore Road
(732) 977-3607
Hours: Beginning Sept. 14; Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Other Activities: Corn maze, hayride, pumpkin bowling, corn box, pig races, duck races, pedal carts, giant checker board, button making, playground
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road
(609) 654-8643

Hours: Starts Sept. 8; daily 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Types of apples: Daybreak Fuji, Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Fuji, Stayman Winesap, Granny Smith, Gold Rush, Pink Lady, Cameo
Other activities: Corn maze, family festivals, hayrides, bakery and farmhouse
Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Note: You must be part of the Pick Your Own Club - read more here.
Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Road (County Rd. 521)
(908) 459-5351
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, MacIntosh, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Macoun, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Rome, Jonagold, Stayman Winesap
Other activities: hayrides
Melick’s Town Farm
472 Route 513

(908) 832-2905
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Types of apples: Golden Delicious, Rome, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Molly’s Delicious, Pink Lady, Empire, Gala, Fuji and more. There are more than 20,000 apples trees on the farm.
Other Activities: wagon rides, marketplace
Pochuck Valley Farms
962 McAfee Glenwood Rd

(973) 764-4732
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Types of apples: Cortland, Golden Delicious, Maccoun, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Empire, Rome, Black Twig, Red Delicious, Stayman Winesap
Race Farm
87 Belcher Road

(908) 362-8151
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Other activities: hayrides, picnic area
Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Road
(908) 879-5353
Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Types of apples: Baldwin, King David, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Rome Beauty, Sansa, Paragon, Ruby
Other activities: hayrides
Ripple Hill Farm
181 Mountain Road
Basking Ridge
(908) 647-1300
Hours: Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Types of apples: Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Candy Crisp, Jersey Mac, Granny Smith
Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave.
(973) 584-4734
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road

Hours: Apples start Sept. 1; Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Types of apples: Fuji, Empire, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Cameo, Gala, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold
Other Activities: petting zoo, farm games, wagon rides, winery
VonThun Farms
519 Ridge Road
South Brunswick
(732) 329-8656
Hours: Weekdays from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Weekends - 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Types of apples: Cortland, Golden Delicious, Maccoun, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Empire, Rome, Black Twig, Red Delicious, Stayman Winesap
Other activities: farm market, corn maze
Wightman’s Farms
1111 Mount Kemble Ave.
(973) 425-9819
Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays from 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

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