14 Local Orchards For Apple Picking This Fall

14 Local Orchards For Apple Picking This Fall

An Autumn time favorite activity that all ages can do is Apple Picking. Here in the Garden State, you’d be surprised at how many orchards are located within just a short drive away from you. Grab a bucket, your tallest friends and family and head to an orchard near you for your favorite apples this Fall.

Here is our list of the Top 13 orchards to go apple picking at this year.

Eastmont Orchards – Colts Neck

Eastmont Orchards in Colts Neck has been family owned and operated for almost a century. Back in the 1920’s, apples grown at the orchard were sold locally or shipped by barges out of Red Bank, down the Navesink River all the way to New York City. Today, they sell all of their products retail, direct to the consumer via “pick-your-own.” From Mid-September to the end of October, visit the orchard for 17 varieties of pick your own apples! 321 County Rd 537, Colts Neck, 07722 https://eastmontorchards.com/

Terhune Orchards – Princeton

Terhune Orchards is a family owned and operated farm where you’ll find a farm store, winery, Pick Your Own, farm animals and such favorites as cider donuts, fresh-pressed cider and Jersey fresh produce. It’s also a popular destination, located on 250 magnificent acres of land in Princeton, N.J., that attracts thousands of visitors from near and far for apple picking, pumpkin picking, live music and wine tastings, family-fun activities, educational programs and more. 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, 08540 https://www.terhuneorchards.com/

Battleview Orchards  – Freehold

Battleview Orchards is the oldest Pick Your Own orchard in New Jersey and they are in full swing for Apple Picking! Since 1908, Battleview Orchards farm and County Store has been owned and operated by the Applegate Family. The farm allows the public the opportunity to pick their own New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, New Jersey Peaches, Nectarines, New Jersey Apples, and Pumpkins. Head to Freehold and get ready to pick almost 20 types of apples! 91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, 07728 https://www.battlevieworchards.com/

Hill Creek Farms – Mullica Hill

Hill Creek Farms can’t wait for you to visit this Fall! Between the months of September and November, the farm invites the public to visit and take part in a Pick-Your-Own fruits and vegetables experience. U-Pick offers the community the chance to get to know their local farmers, learn about farming techniques, and connect with a local produce operation. This Fall, come pick Daybreak Fuji, Jonagolds, and Aztec Fuji apples! 1631 NJ-45, Mullica Hill, 08062 https://hillcreekfarms.com/

Giamarese Farm & Orchards – East Brunswick

Giamarese Farm & Orchards is a great place to enjoy the Fall weather, take a hayride with the family and pick your own apples and pumpkins! Their Farmers Market is also fully stocked with produce, baked goods, mums, and straw bales. Apple varieties this year include; Autumn Gala, Blushing Golden, Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, Nittany, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Stayman Winesap, and Suncrisp. 155 Fresh Ponds Rd, East Brunswick, 08816 http://www.giamaresefarm.com/

Stone Tavern Orchards – Cream Ridge

There’s no shortage of fun at Stove Tavern Orchards. This Fall, they have a corn maze, hayrides, corn pit, farm stand, and of course apple picking! Right now, you can pick Red Delicious, SuperChief, and Golden Delicious apples. The Honeycrisp, Crimsoncrisp and Blondee apples are almost ready for picking! At Stone Tavern Orchards, you’ll always find a friendly face, fresh vegetables, delicious apples, as well as beautiful pumpkins, gourds, and squash grown with the care and knowledge of an 11th-generation farmer. 73 Rues Rd, Cream Ridge, 08514 https://www.stonetavernorchards.com/

Johnson’s Corner Farm –  Medford

The Fall Harvest at Johnson’s Corner Farm will be every day up until October 31st and Columbus Day too! Wagon rides to their fields and orchards will run from 10-5 all 7 days a week. On the weekends, visit for the full Harvest Festival experience that includes Hayrides to Pick Pumpkins, Gourds & Apples, Live Music, Festival Food Tent, Gem Mining and Duck Races, Corn Maze, Sunflower Picking and the Discovery Barnyard and Animal farm. 133 Church Rd, Medford, 08055 https://www.johnsonsfarm.com/

Krowicki’s Farm Market & Greenhouse – New Egypt

Krowicki’s Farm Market in New Egypt sells Jersey fresh produce, local honey, jams, jellies, fresh cut flowers, eggs and more in their farm market. If you prefer to pick your own apples, head to their orchard, grab one of their buckets and go crazy picking your favorite types of apples. Apple picking is open 9am-4:30 and the market closes at 5pm. 862 County Rd 539, New Egypt, 08533 https://www.loc8nearme.com/new-jersey/new-egypt/krowickis-farm-market/7177699/

Duffield’s Farm & Market – Sewell

Duffield’s Farm & Market has been family run and operated for over 60 years. They have many outdoor activities in both the Spring and Fall seasons including birthday parties, hayrides, and educational field trips. Right now, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Jona Gold apples are ready to be picked for just $20.99 for a small apple bag and $35.99 for a large apple bag. 280 Chapel Heights Rd #9355, Sewell, 08080 https://www.duffieldsfarm.com/

Von Thun Farms – Monmouth Junction

Looking for a fall festival in New Jersey for the family? Von Thun Farms has kicked off their Fall Season that runs up until Halloween. They have two apple orchards and grow 8 varieties of apples. Each variety is available at different times of the season, so your best bet is to call the farm market before coming if you’re looking for a specific apple. Picking fields are open 10 – 5 daily. 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 https://vonthunfarms.com/

Stiles Farm and Nursery – Cape May Court House

Open 6 days a week this Fall, head to Stiles Farm and Nursery in Cape May Court House to pick apples, pears, Asian pears, raspberries and beach plums. Their pumpkin patch is also open and you can also pick up small straw bales and some local honey on the farm. Their hours are 9-12 Tuesday-Friday and 10-3 Saturday and Sunday. 172 South Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 https://www.facebook.com/stilesupickblueberries

Wightman Farms – Morristown

For over 100 years the Wightman Family has been growing and selling fruits and vegetables at their farm. Stop by Wightman Farms this Fall for lots of family fun at the Fall Festival. Get lost in a maze, take a hayride and pick some delicious apples. Apples Are $3.29/lb and come with A Reusable Souvenir Tote Bag this year! 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 https://wightmanfarms.com/

Johnsons Locust Hall Farms – Jobstown

Visit Johnsons Locust Hall Farms in Jobstown for a bountiful Fall Harvest on the Farm. Stop by and pick your own sunflowers, pumpkins and apples up until October 29th. Their Fall Season is designed as a ‘Park & Pick‘. Pre-purchase your tickets prior to visiting and when you arrive to the farm, you’ll be guided through each stop with your own vehicle. Enjoy each stop at your own pace; Apple Orchard, Sunflower Photos Trails, Pumpkin Patch, and 5 Acre Family Corn Maze. 2691 Monmouth Rd, Jobstown, NJ 08041 https://www.johnsonslocusthallfarm.com/

Lee Turkey Farm – East Windsor

At Lee Turkey Farm, they have a heritage to be proud of. Sitting on 54 acres nestled in suburbia, the farm has been worked by seven generations of the same family. Come on out this Fall to pick some apples Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm and on Sunday 2pm – 6pm. Their farm market is also filled with tons of fruits and veggies to pick from too. 201 Hickory Corner Road East Windsor, NJ 08520 https://leeturkeyfarm.com/