Where in Northeast New Jersey to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: November 2014: Apples are still available!  Frosts and freezes have begun, so don't wait . Corn mazes and hayrides are still going in most places through the first week of November. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Northeast New Jersey U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Bergen County

  • Demarest Farm - apples, peaches, pumpkins, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    244 Werimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642. Phone: 201-666-0472. Fax: 201-666-0553. Email: demarestfarm@demarestfarms.com. Directions: Garden State Parkway north to exit 168. Make a left off the exit. Go to the blinking light and make a right. Demarest Farm is located about a half-mile down the road at the first traffic light. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: 8 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, mid April until Thanksgiving; Apple and pumpkin picking open to the public weekends, 10 am to 4:30 pm and weekdays 3 to 4:30 pm; Daytime reservations available for groups of 10 or more Monday through Friday; Call for peach picking dates and times. Nursery in spring; Car show in August; Peach picking hayrides late July thru August Apple picking hayrides run thru September Pumpkin picking hayrides run late September thru Halloween; Country Fair first weekend in November Games and rides for kids. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Farm market offers from scratch salad bar, bakery, deli, ice cream shoppe, and lots of other goodies like fresh cider and donuts. Large variety of seasonal homegrown and local produce available. Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap (UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 26, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on October 23, 2010: "
    Please take CASH...rides, activities and some food require cash only."
  • Fresh & Fancy Farms - flowers, herbs/spices, pumpkins, face painting
    575 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07646. Phone: 201 483-9494. Email: FreshandFancyFarms@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: October 06, 2011)
  • Secor Farms - pumpkins, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours
    85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Phone: 201-529-2595. Fax: 201 529-5211. Email: secorfarm168@aol.com. Open:  Pumpkins in Spetember and October; Normally, in August, we begin raspberry and blackberry picking BUT NOT in 2014 -  Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. cOME SEE US IN 2015 FOR blackberries, ,raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow).  (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 27, 2012) (ADDED: July 22, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 23, 2012: "We went to this farm to pick raspberries and all had a great time (2 kids, 5 adults). This was the last weekend to come pick them and there were still lots of berries. The staff was nice and the price reasonable. Unlike some other farms, they don't have a cover charge - you just pay for the berries you pick (as of today, $4 per pint). I'll definitely go again!"
  • Ward's Pumpkin Patch - corn (sweet), melons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo
    552 Route 17 North 542 West Saddle River Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Phone: 201-523-0824. Email us at: wardspumkinpatch@gmail.com. Crops are usually available in October. Open: all week 10am Till Dark; September 25th through Halloween Only. Ward's Pumpkin Patch Since 1940. Payment: Cash, Check. We have exotic Gator, Apple, Goose Neck, Warted and Winged Gourds. Lumina, Casper, Cotton Candy and Giant Full Moon all White Pumpkins. Fat Jacks Aladdins, Howdins, Big Macs. Jaharradale, Warted Red & Grey Hubbard, Pokemon, Baby Boos, Warted Bears, One Too Many, Cinderella, Fairytale, New Kinds of Hybrid Pumpkin Gourds, Snake Gourds, Cheese, Long Island Squash, Peanut Pumpkin, Green Warted Apple Gourds, Turks Turban etc, too Many to list. Birthday parties only during the week days after school hours.(UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website)

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - apples, apricots, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, flowers, gooseberries, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, onions, other berries, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website AlstedeFarms;com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.  We are also a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. (UPDATED: May 04, 2008)(UPDATED: August 10, 2011) (UPDATED: October 26, 2012) (UPDATED: March 06, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on August 12, 2012:
    "No longer is the price $3.00 (and optional $2.00 hayride). It is $5.00 each to enter farm with $3.00 credit per person. I said I did not need hayride to bring me to the apples and peaches that i could walk myself, but price is still $5.00. Taking hayride to fruits/ veggies OR NOT it is still $5.00 (with the $3.00 credit). Pretty expensive though, spent close to $100.00 on apples and peaches..."
    Comments from a visitor on September 22, 2010: "In reply to the post from Sept 11th 2010. I agree that at first it was a little unsettling to have to pay up front for the privilege of picking my own stuff. They charge $3.00 per person for admission to the fields and an additional $2.00 per person if you want to take the hayride. The hayride is completely optional, as the orchards/berry fields are easily within walking distance of the main areas and they actually give you back the $3.00 per person as credit towards paying for whatever you picked, you just need to hand over your ticket stubs to the cashier. My $30.00 worth of apples (My 3 yr old son had to pick an apple from every tree, lol) was reduced to only $12.00 after the credit. All in all, my family and I have a great time here and we come back every year for apples and pumpkins. We highly recommend it!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2010: "We visited Alstede farms today to pick our own fruit, something I've done multiple times per year with my daughters since we moved here 9 years ago. Sadly we were greeted with the new policy of paying $5 per person just to go out to the fields to pick....then you pay for the lbs of fruit on top of that. Can you imagine paying $20 for some raspberries?? That's what it would have cost us if just me and my 8 year old went out to the field and filled a basket! OUCH We didn't pick fruit and we didn't stay. What you used to be a fun simple low cost place to take your children has become a money hungry pit and almost commercial like. I can understand when they want to charge for the kids to play on the blow up rentals they have or ride the ponies but WHY would you charge a customer $5 to go out to the field and pick the berries FOR YOU and then pay for them? I know there are plenty other farms that don't do that and that's a shame. Shame Shame Shame"
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2009: "We love this farm!"
    Comments from a visitor, May 30, 2008: "They are open all year and have a fabulous store (if you don't want to get out in the brambles and pick your own) They are kid friendly with hayrides, horse rides, festivals, corn maze. They take credit cards and have restrooms. They make their own homemade ice cream (oh boy is it good!). They have farm markets in local communities throughout central NJ. You can even cut your very own wildflowers to take home in a bouquet! :D They are a great farm in a great little town (which also has a Sally Lunn's Tea Room and many wonderful little antique stores and old fashioned privately owned boutique stores."
  • Bader Farm - Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant
    290 Change Bridge Rd., Pine Brook, NJ. Phone: (973) 227-0294, Fax: (973) 575-7497. Email: ibader4369@aol.com. Open: April 1st- December 31st, 2011, Daily, spring 8am-6:30pm. Directions: see website. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Tomatoes, Sweet corn, Peppers, Eggplat, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Pumpkins, etc. Our apple varieties are Red & Golden Delicious, Winesap, Empire, Gala & more. We also have Annuals, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, Potted Geraniums, Mums, Pointsettias, Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodills, Shrubs, Bagged Soils, Bulk Mulch, Cornstalks,Gourds, Indian Corn, Wreaths, Grave Blankets, and Christmas Trees. (ADDED: May 26, 2014, JBS)
  • Hamilton Farms Greenhouses and Farm Market - Pick Your Own: Flowers (zinnia, snapdragon, celosia, sunflower), pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Twp, NJ 07005. Phone: 973-334-6528. Fax: 973-299-9456. Email: info@hamiltonfarms.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm, March 31st thru December 24th; November Hours 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Hamilton Farms has been family owned and operated for over 83 years. Sign up for our Weekly Broadcast and receive prior notice of sales and events. We also send out gardening tips and favorite recipes.We also have Free hay ride to pumpkin field; private parties; field trips. Wholesale and retail.  (UPDATED: April 24, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2010: "I went to this farm with my children to pick apples. They do not have pick your own apples. The farm animals (only had a few) were frightening and smelled really bad. The pig had a huge open wound on it's ear and the sheep was laying on the side with a breathing problem, the chickens were in small cages living in filth. Would not go back with children. The flowers and shrubs looked nice and the market was clean."
  • Hillview Farms - Pick Your Own: blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, and flowers
    223 Meyersville Road, Gillette, NJ. Phone: (908) 647-0957. Directions: I-78 Exit 40 towards Gillette, 5 miles on right. Open: from daily (including weekends) 9 am to 6 pm; however, our fields close to the public at 5 pm. Blueberry picking lasts through July; Peach picking lasts early August through early to mid September; Apple picking lasts late August to end of October; Pumpkin picking lasts throughout October; Flower picking (zinnias) lasts July through September. We also have hayrides every weekend in October that go through the farm to the apple orchards and pumpkin patches. The roadside market has apples; pumpkins; vegetables, tomatoes. Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap. We also have Donuts; cider; bakery items.(UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website)  (Updated by a visitor, ADDED: June 18, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 18, 2011: "We picked blueberries once. It was fun for my kids. I'm updating this because you have the farm listed, but now I'm including the web address."
    Comments from a visitor on August 02, 2008: "This is the fifth pick-your-own place we've explored in New Jersey, and it was the best! We climbed a short distance up a hill, past chickens and peacocks to donut peach trees laden with fruit. Later, we walked down the hill to blueberry bushes still full (August 2) with berries. We will be checking back regularly to see other peach varieties and apples become open to picking."
  • Ort Farms - flowers, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    25 Bartley Road, Long Valley , NJ 07853. Phone: 908-876-3351. Email: nicole@ortfarmsnj.com. Open: September 24th - October 31st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: August 17, 2011)
  • Parks Farms LLC - apples,
    525 Old Route 24 Route 510, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-5509. Email: ldane123@me.com. Open: Everyday Mid - September until November 1st; Call for exact dates and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 27, 2014) (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 07, 2013)
  • Riamede Farm - apples, pumpkins, school tours
    122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908 879-5353. Open: in September and October, all seven days of the week, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Directions: Turn onto Oakdale Road at the Exxon on the eastern end of Main Street/Route 513 in Chester. Turn east onto Route 513 from Route 206 at main Chester intersection. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick apples in an old orchard with a 19th century ambiance featuring 34+ varieties of traditional, modern and heirloom apples. The pumpkin patch outback offers cut-off-the-vine, bring your own cutting shears. Also, pyo Indian corn, tomatoes & gourds. Cider, donuts, jams, jellies, honey. Free hayrides on weekends. School trips. Roam our peaceful 68 acres of scenic orchards & woodlands; enjoy the fall colors. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Apples  some of the Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap; traditional, modern and heirloom apple varieties available. We also have Cider, jams, jellies, honey, hay rides. Roam our 50 acres of scenic old orchards & woodlands; enjoy the fall colors.  (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: August 03, 2010)
  • Ripple Hill Farm - Pick Your Own: Apples 
    181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. Phone: (908) 647-1300. Email: casorge@usa.net. Directions: Route 78, exit 33, south on Martinsville Road, @ 1 1/4 mile turn right onto Mountain Road, farm on right. Open: September - October, Sundays only, 11 am to 3 pm, by appointment. Roadside Market. Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website)
  • Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens - apples, pumpkins, strawberries,
    15 North Road 8 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-2908. Alternate Phone: 908-879-2696. Fax: 908-879-5876. Email: stonyhillgardens@gmail.com. Open: 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. pick your own apples, strawberries, and pumpkins! Enjoy an adventure with your family or friends in the country! Take a scenic hayride to the fields to pick the freshest of New Jersey produce, then take the hayride back to our Garden Center to make your final purchases and/or browse from our wide array of plants, floral arrangement, and more. (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: October 13, 2009)
  • Sun High Orchard - raspberries, apples,  flowers and pumpkins, farm animals, hayrides, birthday parties, farm tours
    19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869. Phone: (973) 584-4734. Open: 7 days a week Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Sun High is a 25-acre farm raising peaches (not pyo), apples (pyo), sweet corn (not pyo) and a variety of vegetables (not pyo) and cut flowers, which are available in the farmer's market. Special attractions include seasonal events. (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: July 21, 2009)
  • Wightman's Farms - Pick Your Own: Pumpkins; apples 
    Route 202, 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ. Phone: (973) 425-9819; Hotline: (973) 425-0840. Email: wightmansfarms@yahoo.com. Directions: I-287 to Exit 30B, right at light, 1/3 miles on left; S on Route 202 from Morristown; N on Route 202 from Bernardsville. Open: Market: Daily, year-round except Christmas, 8 am to 6 pm. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Apples: all varieties; fruits; vegetables 
    Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook; apples - weekends only after Labor Day thru Oct.; hay rides & pumpkins - weekends only September 14 thru Oct.; group tours on weekdays by appt.; corn maze; picnic area; gourds; Indian corn; corn stalks; bedding plants; hanging baskets; Christmas trees; wreaths; roping; decorations; hardy mums; perennials; Easter flowers; dried flowers, fresh bouquets; apple cider; gourmet foods; honey; maple syrup; birdhouses & feeders; bird seed; hickory-smoked meats; cheeses; deli meats; home-made salads; bakery (pies, donuts, muffins, cookies, brownies) (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2010: "We went to this farm to pick apples with our children. I looked at the website before visiting to get an idea but there was no information on pricing. Before you go you should know the first thing they ask you to do is join as a member $11 for a family of 5. You can't pick fruit unless you are a member. At first this was very disturbing but my husband convinced me to just join because we were already here with the kids. What I realized was that the $11 was to enter the fields to pick apples and peaches and also where they have several areas set up for children to play, ie mazes, slides, corn pit, tunnels and picnic area. The apples and peaches are still priced by the pound but you don't have to wait on long lines and purchase tickets for the kids, everything is included. I ended up spending $35 total and got 18 pounds of fruit and a nice day out with the family. And the membership is a card that allows you to return to pick your own fruit any weekend, so my family will probably go back. One problem that I see for families with little kids in strollers it to get to the peach trees you have to hike up 1/2 a mile up a steep gravel washed out road. I was glad to have my hiking boots on and ended up carrying my 2 year old up and down the steep hill. I saw a lady wearing high heels pushing a stroller trying (but could not) get up the hill and that looked painful. Do not wear flip-flops either... you need boots or sneakers."

Passaic County

  • Farmview Stand - strawberries, pumpkins.
    945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ, 07440. Phone: 973-839-1212. Open: Pick your own strawberries from our strawberry patches mid-late May through mid-late June.  Strawberry season may vary due to weather.  To ensure they are in season, call or check out our produce availability page. No public restrooms but they do have picnic tables and animals to look at (no petting or feeding allowed). (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: July 17, 2008)
    A visitor writes: "They take credit cards and host many school pumpkin picking events in the fall. They grow their own corn, lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans and squash. They also offer fresh mozzarella, fruit, flowers and jams. Hours vary by season but in spring and summer open 7 days a week. I like it a lot as it is close and their corn, lettuce and fresh basil are fantastic!"

Somerset County

  • Full Moon Farm - tomatoes
    1195 Washington Valley Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Phone: (908) 658-3380.
    A visitor writes: "He only takes cash, it is a farm stand and green house, crops are organic, and he does sell eggs. The farmer may only be specializing in tomatoes this year. But he is reasonable, and very hospitable. If you ask about other farms and such, he'll give you the answers you need. Last year he had tomatoes (the best around I may add!), squash, pumpkins, onions, red potatoes, plums, honey, peppers, hot peppers, home made hot sauce and jams! He uses reused cardboard boxes adn paper bags, never plastic! He grows all things organic and has been there for many years. It is a farm and he picks the goods. He always carries the boxes and bags to your car...very courteous, from the OLD school. "
  • Hillsboro Farm - pumpkins, summer squash, and prepicked produce
    219 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Phone: 908-500-0803. Email: devann51@yahoo.com. Directions: From Route 206 in Belle Meade, turn onto Hillsborough Road, 1 mile to farm stand, on left. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: July, August, September, October. July through September, open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. October, weekends only from 10 am to 6 pm. Payment: Cash, only. Summer Specials: Roadside Market featuring fresh picked seasonal vegetables. Multiple varieties of sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, hot and sweet peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, melons and peaches. Autumn Specials: Broom Corn, Indian Corn, Gourds, exotic varieties of squash, hay, straw, cornstalks, and chrysanthemums. Apples and cider from local orchard available for purchase.
  • Sunhaven Farms - Strawberries; sweet peas (June); peppers; green beans; eggplant; tomatoes; plum tomatoes (August); broccoli; cauliflower; garden mums (Sept.) 
    1018 Orchard Drive, Hillsborough, NJ. Phone: (908) 369-6504. Email: anne_marie_fierst@yahoo.com.  Directions: New Center Road to Orchard Drive. (UPDATED: May 26, 2014, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2007: "We went to Sunhaven farms on Friday, and picked strawberries. The strawberries were really good! She had flowers to buy and hothouse tomatoes."
  • Taida Orchids Inc. - flowers, U-pick and already picked
    459 Foothill Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Phone: 908-595-0055. Fax: 908-595-0016. Email: taidaorchidsusa@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: March 17, 2011)

Union County

 


Pick your own farms in northeast New Jersey

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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Bergen County

  • DePiero's Counry Farm - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    300 W. Grand Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Phone: 201 391-4576. Fax: 201 391-6862. Email: info@depieros.com. Open: Everyday from 7 am to 6 pm all year round. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Garden State Parkway North to Exit 172 bear right off the exit, 2nd building on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until December 24 Hay maze is open from September 28th through November 10th Hay rides to pumpkin patch is open from September 28th through November 10th. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Salad bar, Butcher in the Farm, Sunday Gravy. (UPDATED: September 07, 2013)
  • Fresh & Fancy Farms - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, picnic area, pumpkins (brought in from the field)
    575 River Road, New Milord, NJ 07646. Phone: 201-483-9494. Email: Freshandfancyfarms@gmail.com. Open: Monday from 10:00am to 5:30pm; Tuesday from 10:00am to 5:30pm; Wednesday from 10:00am to 5:30pm; Thursday from 10:00am to 5:30pm; Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm; Saturday from 9:00am to 5:30pm; Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm; Landscape contractors by appointment. . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 30, 2011)
  • Rohsler's Allendale Nursery & Florist - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, corn (sweet), peaches, winter squash, tomatoes,
    100 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401. Phone: 201-327-3156. Alternate Phone: 201-327-3172. Email: info@rohslers.com. Open: Saturdays through October 18 in downtown Allendale, NJ. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Hayrides available to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4:30 pm through October 26, 2014, including Columbus Day; group rides available, call for reservations. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Home-Grown flowers and plants year-round. (ADDED: September 30, 2014)
  • Secor Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours
    85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Phone: 201-529-2595. Fax: 201 529-5211. Email: secorfarm168@aol.com. Open: The farm stand is open 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Sunday; The farm is closed Monday and Tuesday during the months of July and August. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Our greenhouse features a large selection of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, combination pots as well as vegetable and herb plants. (UPDATED: July 27, 2012) (ADDED: July 22, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 23, 2012: "We went to this farm to pick raspberries and all had a great time (2 kids, 5 adults). This was the last weekend to come pick them and there were still lots of berries. The staff was nice and the price reasonable. Unlike some other farms, they

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website AlstedeFarms;com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We are also a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. (ADDED: March 06, 2013)
  • Hamilton Farms Greenhouses and Farm Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Twp, NJ 07005. Phone: 973-334-6528. Fax: 973-299-9456. Email: info@hamiltonfarms.com. Open: April 1st thru December 24th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Hamilton Farms has been family owned and operated for over 83 years. Sign up for our Weekly Broadcast and receive prior notice of sales and events. We also send out gardening tips and favorite recipes. (UPDATED: April 24, 2012)
  • Middle Valley Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties
    304 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mendham, NJ 07945. Phone: 973-543-7789. Fax: 973-543-2822. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 11, 2014)
  • Ort Farms - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, melons, nectarines, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    25 Bartley Road, Long Valley , NJ 07853. Phone: 908-876-3351. Email: nicole@ortfarmsnj.com. Open: Visit our webpage for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our own baked goods, preserves, jams and jellies. (ADDED: August 17, 2011)
  • Parks Farms LLC - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, corn (sweet), peaches, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    525 Old Route 24 Route 510, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-5509. Email: ldane123@me.com. Open: Monday to Friday From 9:30am to 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to 6:00pm Late May to Day Light Savings. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. cider, Jellies, Jam, and baked goods, various fall decorations. (UPDATED: June 27, 2014) (UPDATED: June 07, 2013). (ADDED: May 21, 2010)
  • Ralston Nursery Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh eggs
    327 Mendham Road West (route 24/main Street), Mendham, NJ 07945. Phone: 973-543-7923. Email: ralston.nursery@yahoo.com. Open: 7 Days a week 9am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 10, 2013)
  • Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, oranges, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    15 North Road 8 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-2908. Alternate Phone: 908-879-2696. Fax: 908-879-5876. Email: stonyhillgardens@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 from May to December check our website for off season times that is our farm market. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. okra garlic sweet potatoes potatoes. (UPDATED: October 13, 2009)

Local Honey Sources:

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website AlstedeFarms;com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We are also a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. We also have Bear Butter, a combination of honey and peanut butter!. (ADDED: March 06, 2013)
  • Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens - Honey (retail), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    15 North Road 8 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-2908. Alternate Phone: 908-879-2696. Fax: 908-879-5876. Email: stonyhillgardens@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 from May to December check our website for off season times that is our farm market Greenhouse location 9 am to 6 all year around excluding Christmas, new years, Easter. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: October 13, 2009)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - Fancy maple syrup, Medium maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website AlstedeFarms;com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . http://alstedefarms.com/highlands-harvest-csa/what-is-highlands-harvest-csa-club/ A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. The Farm Store also carries homemade ice cream (seasonal flavors); homemade fudge; our own apple cider and award-winning apple cider donuts; homebaked pies; homebaked bread; jams, jellies & preserves; biscuit and pancake mixes; local wine; local poultry and pot pies (Griggstown)and more!. (ADDED: March 06, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - Chicken (NOT free range), Turkey, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Milk, Fresh ice cream, made on premises, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, sausage, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Ice cream shop, Restrooms, Wedding facilities, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We are also a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. Hay Wagon Rides available Spring, Summer and Fall. (ADDED: March 06, 2013)
  • Ort Farms - Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    25 Bartley Road, Long Valley , NJ 07853. Phone: 908-876-3351. Email: nicole@ortfarmsnj.com. Open: Mid March - December 31st Open Everyday 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 17, 2011)
  • Ralston Nursery Farm - Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Fresh eggs
    327 Mendham Road West (route 24/main Street), Mendham, NJ 07945. Phone: 973-543-7923. Email: ralston.nursery@yahoo.com. Open: 7 Days a week 9am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 10, 2013)

Horse Rides and More:

Bergen County

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, handicap accessible, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website AlstedeFarms;com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Activity updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. http://alstedefarms.com/highlands-harvest-csa/what-is-highlands-harvest-csa-club/ A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. Our Family Fun Activities also include Pony Rides, Hay Wagon Rides, Hay Pyramid and Corn Kingdom (a covered Sandbox with corn kernals.). (ADDED: March 06, 2013)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Morris County

  • Alstede Farms - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Microphone, Sound System, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    84 Route 513 (old Route 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-7189. Email: info@alstedefarms.com. Open: Hours vary according to the season and day; Please call for more information 908 am to 879 am to 7189 or go to our website AlstedeFarms;com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. http://alstedefarms.com/highlands-harvest-csa/what-is-highlands-harvest-csa-club/ A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. (ADDED: March 06, 2013)
  • Ort Farms - Birthday parties, Business meetings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Tables and chairs are Provided, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    25 Bartley Road, Long Valley , NJ 07853. Phone: 908-876-3351. Email: nicole@ortfarmsnj.com. Open: Mid March - December 31st Open Everyday 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 17, 2011)

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