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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Southeast New Jersey in 2023, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Cape May County

  • Allen Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blueberries, corn (sweet), tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    26 Tarkiln Road, Belleplain, NJ 08270. Phone: 609-861-3778. Email: Open: End of June through September; 7 days a week; sunup until sundown. Directions: Gravel Road at Fire Tower. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Blueberries are not sprayed so you may eat as you pick. Family friendly; children welcome Bring a picnic lunch. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Beach plums available late summer and early fall; tomatoes and corn late July until early September call first peaches early August apples late August through October call first pumpkins and sweet potatoes October: call first. we are a local business dedicated to family friendly services open during the summer months our main crop is pick em yourself blueberries. children are welcome.
  • Stiles Farm and Nursery - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), apples, peaches, nectarines, pears and plums, U-pick and already picked
    172 Route 47 South, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Phone: 607-222-9175. Email: Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. (UPDATED: August 18, 2016)

Ocean County

  • Krowicki's Farm Market & Greenhouse - peaches, apples
    862 Route 539, New Egypt, NJ . Phone: (609) 752-5591. Email: Open: Daily, April - Oct, 9 am to 5 pm; peaches usually start in July; CALL BEFORE YOU GO AND ASK IF THEY ARE PRESENTLY ALLOWING U-Pick. Directions: 41/2 miles S of Route 537 on Route 539 (aka, Pinehurst Road), farm on left or 7 miles N of Route 70, farm on right. Email: . Click here for a map and directions. . . . In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked: Asparagus, sweet corn, cantaloupes, watermelon, honey dew, apples, cauliflower, pumpkins, winter squash, blueberries, potatoes, strawberries, beans (Lima, string), peas, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, turnips, beets, squash, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, onions, peppers (bell, fryer, hot), eggplant, plums, nectarines, cherries, apricots, bedding plants, vegetable plants, hanging baskets, potted plants, herbs. We also have Straw for wholesale or retail, corn stalks, mums.
    Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2010: "I wanted to take my family to pick fruit today so I contacted the above farm at the number listed on your website (609-758-1133) and got no answer all morning long. I emailed the email address listed on your website ( and asked them "Are you open today?" This is the response I received: "YES WE ARE OPEN FOR U PICK right NOW, BUT WE ONLY HAVE U PICK PEACHES AND NECTARINES AT THE MOMENT. WE WILL START PICK YOUR OWN APPLES AT THE END OF THE MONTH". After receiving that response we drove out to their farm. We received a very cold welcome and when we asked if we can pick our own fruit they said "we don't do that anymore". We asked them about the email we received - and they said that the person who sent us the email is not there right now. We were shocked at their rudeness and hope that you will advise other families of their obnoxious behavior.


Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)