10 Fall Flower Festival & Vegetable Picking Spots

10 Fall Flower Festival & Vegetable Picking Spots

Autumn is the perfect time to get out, explore new places in the Garden State and take in the cool, crisp air. New Jersey is called the Garden State for a reason and no matter where you travel in the state, you’ll find local farms selling everything from zinnias, to pumpkins to tomatoes to honey. This Fall, we’ve compiled a list of local farms that have Flower Festivals and u-pick vegetables for you to pick and take home.

Holland Ridge Farms – Cream Ridge

During the springtime, Holland Ridge Farms has, no exaggeration, millions of tulips on their 300+ acre farm in Cream Ridge for you to pick and take home. Running from September 15 – October 15, is their 6th Annual Fall Flower festival, complete with creative photo backdrops, food trucks, live music, and of course millions of rainbow blooms. Their expansive flower fields are bursting with colorful blooms including cheerful sunflowers, majestic gladiolus, elegant calla lilies, dazzling dahlias, and more. Pick your own for just $1 per stem and create the most beautiful bouquets to take home with you. 86 Rues Rd, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 https://www.hollandridgefarms.com/

Happy Day Farm- Manalapan

There’s no shortage of fun when you visit Happy Day Farm in Manalapan. Included in the price of admission to the farm, you have access to all of the Zinnias and Sunflowers on the property. Right now they are in full bloom and look as colorful as ever. The sunflowers are only $2.50 a stem so give the farm a visit this September and October for their Fall Fest and take home some flowers. Happy picking! 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan https://www.happydayfarmnj.com/

Ward’s Farm – Mannington Township

Ward’s Farm in Salem has been Farm to Vase since 2012. A really cool event they have running this September is the BYOB Date Night and Picnic Day: Sips & Sunsets in the Flower Fields. The farm will be open for you to bring your partner or a group of friends to sit and enjoy their sunflowers, cut flowers, and wildflower fields. An empty mason jar to put your cuttings in is provided with the price of admission, just bring your own scissors to cut your flowers! 120 Bassett Rd, Salem 08079 https://wardsfarmnj.com/

Walking Bird Farm – Egg Harbor City

Walking Bird Farm in Egg Harbor City has Pick Your Own vegetables and fruits all year round. Pick strawberries in the spring, blueberries in the summer and Raspberries in the mid-Fall. As of mid September, the raspberries are still a work in progress but they will be ready for picking soon. In addition, the farm has flowers, herbs, green beans and cherry tomatoes ready to pick! 250 S Mannheim Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215 https://www.walkingbirdfarm.com/

Silverton Farms – Toms River

Silverton Farms loves local just as much as we do and they’ve been committed to providing the community with organic produce for the past 24 years. On their 8 acre farm, you’ll find Esmerelda the goat, 20 breeds of chickens producing free-range eggs and locally grown produce. Give the farm a visit this Fall and pick some peaches, corn, herbs, tomatoes, kale, onions, garlic, honey, peppers and lettuce! 1520 Silverton Rd, Toms River 08755 http://www.silvertonfarmsnj.com/

Hallocks’ Farm – New Egypt

It doesn’t get any fresher than this at Hallock’s Farm in New Egypt! Right now, Hallock’s has a full list of items available to pick including; sweet and hot peppers, okra, tomatoes, squash, eggplant string beans, cabbage, onions, white potatoes and so much more! They also have a farm market if you would prefer not to pick your own that features sweet corn and cantaloupe, watermelon, jams, jellies, honey and more. 38 Fischer Rd, New Egypt 08533 https://www.hallocksupick.com/

Specca Farms – Bordentown

Come pick your own this Fall at Specca Farms in Bordentown where they have a wide variety of fresh and wonderful produce. September produce that’s available to pick includes, carrots, kale, mustard, radish, broccoli, fennel, leeks and more. October produce includes spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli Raab. Specca farms welcomes you and your family to come out and share the bounty and beauty of their farm! 870 Jacksonville-Mount Holly Rd, Bordentown 08505 https://www.speccafarms.com/

Dalton Farms – Swedesboro

Running up until October 8th, join Dalton Farms for their 5th annual U-Pick Sunflower Festival. Cut your own flowers for $2 per stem or 10 flowers for $10. When you enter the farm, the rows and rows of millions of sunflowers greet you. Take pictures, enjoy live music, and take a paddle boat ride on the lake at the farm! 660 Oak Grove Rd, Swedesboro 08085 https://daltonfarms.com/sunflowers/

Johnsons Locust Hall Farm – Jobstown

Fall in Love with Johnsons Locust Hall Farm as their Fall season runs through October 29th. Sunflower September kicks off with thousands of sunflowers to be enjoyed and picked and Fall continues throughout October with their Apple and Pumpkin Harvests. Enjoy a full day at the farm and enjoy the food trucks, live music, corn maze, gift shop and sunflower picking! 2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown 08041 https://www.johnsonslocusthallfarm.com/

Stiles Farm & Nursery – Cape May Court House

Stiles Farm & Nursery is a local farm in Cape May Court House that is open Tuesday – Sunday for you to come on down and pick your own. September is the perfect time to visit the farm and pick apples, pears, Asian pears plus a few raspberries and beach plums! 172 South Delsea Dr, Cape May Court House 08210 https://www.facebook.com/stilesupickblueberries/

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