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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Northwest New Jersey in 2023, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins 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!

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Sussex County

  • Hillcrest Orchard & Dairy - Apples, Pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze
    2 Davis Road, Frankford Twp, NJ . Phone: (973) 714-9247. Open: Weekends in Sept. Click here for a map and directions. J & Oct., 10 am to 5 pm. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins. Rt. 80 to Rt. 15 N or Rt 206N to Rt. 565 N, Go 4 miles to left turn onto Plaines Rd., then 1/4 mi. to right turn onto Davis Rd., first right onto Davis Rd. 1st Farm on Left. Our apple varieties are MacIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Embire, HoneyCrisp, Red & Golden Delicious, Suncrisp, Cameo. We also have Pies, Cider, Jams & Jellies, Honey. Stop on in for a fun hayride to our amazing apple orchard, cider donuts and fresh apple cider.. Of course, the best ever corn maze, and as always some other fun farm festivities! (ADDED: May 26, 2014, JBS)
  • Pochuck Valley Farm - Peaches, plums, tomatoes, sweet corn, pears, apples, pumpkins, gourds, hay
    962 Route 517, Glenwood Road, Glenwood, NJ . Phone: (973) 764-4732. Email: Open: Through October 31, 9-4 Daily for Pick Your Own, Store hours 6 - 5 on weekends, 6 - 6 weekdays. Directions: Route 23 N to Route 94 N to Route 517 N. In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked: Apples, pumpkins, peaches, plums, pears, vegetables. Our apple varieties are Cortland, Crispin, Empire, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Greenings, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Mutsu, Northern Spies, Red Delicious, Quince, Rome Beauty, Stayman/Winesap. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook, baked goods, jams, jellies, deli, ice cream, maple & honey products, mums, cider, donuts, gift shop, bakery, wreaths. Our Farm is home to over 2,000 trees which hold a varieties of fruits and vegetables. The fruit trees on our farm include Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, and Plum. The fruits all have their own season where they are the best for picking. All of these dates are listed below or under the Pick Your Own. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Pochuck Valley Farm Facebook page. . . Facebook page. This year another 600 trees are being planted to grow more Apples, peaches and plums. Apples that you can pick are Red Delicious, McIntosh, Cortland, Rhode Island Greening, Macoun, Jonathan, Mutsu, Winesap, Rome, Golden Delicious and more.Come visit our 108 year old country farm, Pick Apple's and Pears, visit our deli farm market and bakery for homemade donuts and pies, and specialty items.

Hunterdon County

  • Melick's Town Farm Califon Orchards - Pick Your Own: Apples; peaches; pears, flowers; pumpkins
    472 Route 513, Califon, NJ . Phone: (908) 832-2905. Open: July to October, 7 days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Route 80. S to Route 24 in Chester, W on Route 24 (Route 513) for approx. 9 miles, the Stand is on the left. Also has a roadside market with Apples. Our apple varieties are Empire; Gala; Golden Delicious; Jonagold; Macoun; McIntosh; Red Delicious; Stayman/Winesap; Crispen; Rome. We also have Cider; cider donuts; bakery items; jams/jellies; Indian corn; corn stalks; gourds; Halloween decorations; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. At the Califon Orchards, you can Pick Your Own Peaches, Pears, Apples, Pumpkins, Pre-Picked Too!Our own Apple Cider. There is now a $5.00 fee plus tax per person, in addition to the cost of the apples and pumpkins. The admission is slightly less if you pay online. In 2019 prices were $1.19 a pound for pick your own. One visitor points out that Best Market sells apples for 79 cents to 99 cents a pound; but obviously when you pick your own, they are fresher and you get exactly what you want. . Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Melick's Town Farm Cider Mill and Orchard - strawberries, apples, flowers, pumpkins, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, picnic area
    19 King Street, Oldwick, NJ 08858. Phone: (908)439-2318. Email: Open: 7 days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm; U-pick strawberries typically ripening Mid-May into June; Pick your own peaches available from July 7 through September Pick your own apples available from August 1 through October Pick your own pumpkins in October. Directions: Take Route 78 to Exit 24. Head North off the highway toward Oldwick. Farm Market is one mile on the right at 170 Oldwick Road. Continue another half mile and make a left onto King Street for pick your own apples. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Melick's Town Farm Cider Mill and Orchard Facebook page. . We have Pick Your Own Strawberries at our Oldwick Farm location. If you are coming to the farm just to pick strawberries, you may want to call ahead, at (908) 439-2955, as the weather will affect each year's harvest season.Click here for directions to the farm. Be sure to visit our country store when come for other seasonal vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, and gifts.Cider Mill and Orchards come alive every fall with weekend hayrides, school tours and friends and family exploring the orchards to find the perfect apples!Pick Your Own Apples, Hayrides (most weekends in Sept & Oct) Select the Perfect Pumpkins. View Our Working Cider Press. Just one hour from New York CityAt the center of the Cider Mill property is our 150 year old barn, surrounded by 50 acres of beautiful orchards. We grow many different varieties of apples, providing fresh delicious fruit for baking and eating, with many varieties ripening from mid-September through October. Our apples are the dwarf trees that are easy to reach by you and your family.(ADDED: September 01, 2015)
  • Melick's Town Farm Oldwick - Pick Your Own: Strawberries; apples; peaches, pumpkins; flowers
    170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ . Phone: (908) 439-3888. Open: Daily. Directions: (at the Cider Mill) Route 78, Exit 24, N for 1 mile , the stand is on the right. Also has a roadside market with Apples; winter squash. Our apple varieties are Cortland; Empire; Fuji; Gala; Granny Smith; Golden Delicious; Jonagold; Macoun; McIntosh; Red Delicious; Stayman/Winesap; Crispen; Ida Red; Rome. We also have Cider; cider donuts; bakery items; Indian corn; jams; jellies; Halloween decorations; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. pick-your-own peaches, apples, or pumpkins when in season!The Califon market has freshly baked goods and pre-picked produce as well! The farm stand in Oldwick features: Seasonal fruits and vegetables from our farm, Our own hard cider, apple wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Plants and Shrubs, Jams and Jellies, Baked goods, Gifts and Country Store Favorites, Locally Grown Fruit and Vegetables including pick your own peaches and apples, Country Store and Farm stand at Melick's Town Farm in Oldwick, New Jersey, Great Variety of Pumpkins, Fall Decorations, . Click here for a map and directions. . Farm market: April - December . PYO: September to Oct; call for harvest dates & hours, 10 am to 6 pm. Christmas Trees and Wreaths, Our Own Delicious Cider.
  • Phillips Farms - Pick Your Own: Black raspberries, Red raspberries; strawberries; blueberries; apples; peaches; blackberries, pumpkins
    290 Church Road, Milford, NJ . Phone: (908) 995-0022. Email: Open: permanently closed. Directions: From Milford Route 519 N 22 miles to Church Road. Also has a roadside market with strawberries; asparagus; tomatoes; sweet corn; peaches; melons; apples; pumpkins. Call our recorded Information Line at 908-995-0022 to find out what's in season and for the most up-to-date picking information. Come enjoy a relaxing day at the farm and have yourself a family adventure. Many of our customers tell us tales of growing up and going with their families to blueberry or apple picking every year. This is an inexpensive and enjoyable day of fun for both kids and adults. We invite you and your family down to our farm for an old-fashioned day of wholesome entertainment. This year we will be offering strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, red and black raspberry, peach, and apple picking for your pleasure. Typically, strawberry season starts the end of May and goes through mid-June; blueberries are from the end of June through July; black raspberries are in season the end of June through mid July; blackberry season begins mid-July to mid-August; peaches start mid-July and continue through mid-September; red raspberries go from August through September; and apple season begins September and ends in October. Payment: cash and credit card as payment with a minimum purchase of $10 or more. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Phillips Farms Facebook page. . 7 days/week from May through August; The strawberry season typically begins in late May or early June. 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays) in September and October; and open weekends only in November; Hours are from 8 am to 6 pm; Please note: Pick-Your-Own is CLOSED ON TUESDAYS even when the Farm Stand is open. FARM MARKET STORE UPDATE:has a new Farm Market store. It's located at 564 Milford-Warren Glen Rd (Rt 519), Milford NJ 08848 (just across from Dutch Mill). NEW HOURS will begin 03/15/2021: open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6:30 pm. The Farm Market is open year-round. The Market sells our own farm-grown fruits and vegetables as well as locally-sourced produce and products, including dairy, baked goods, eggs, etc. The Church Road Farm Stand is now .A visitor writes in June 2006: "The summer would not be complete without at least 6 visits to the Phillips Farm. My 3 children including 3 year old twins love to pick at the farm We start the season with strawberries and end in the fall with apples. The farm is quiet, plentiful and not busy at all. We feel we have the place to ourselves. Mr. Phillips has done a wonderful job raising his crops. Thank you to the Phillips Farm for great family fun and for the fabulous fruit for my pies and jams."

Warren County

  • Brook Hollow Farm - Apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    Frog Pond Road, Hainesburg, NJ . Phone: (908) 496-4577. Open: Daily, Aug. Directions: Route 80 W to Route 94, 31/2 miles N to Frog Pond Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Brook Hollow Farm. Phone: - October, weekends in December . In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked: Apples; peaches; pumpkins. Come on out and Visit our farm with your family and enjoy the beautiful 165 acres of Trees. Make a great family day picking apples, we have 14 varieties of different apples. You can pick your own or if you just don't have the time, you can come into our store at the farm and purchase freshly already picked apples.We also have freshly picked peaches for you to purchase. update FOR 2021: IT LOOKS LIKE THEY NP
  • Donaldson Farms - Apples, Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pumpkins; Indian corn; gourds; field-grown flowers
    3345 Allen Road, Mansfield Twp, NJ . Phone: (908) 852-9122. Email: Open: Daily, April to December, from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Hackettstown. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook; milk; ice cream; fresh-baked pies; free wagon rides October & June; farm animals. 600 acre farm. There are NO ENTRY FEES, prices are calculated by the pound of what you pick. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Donaldson Farms Facebook page. . . In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked: Asparagus; melons; peaches; sweet corn; tomatoes; lettuce; complete line of farm fresh produce. Facebook page. - Please call for most current pricing and availability 908-852-9122 x 3.- You must check-in at the farm market before picking your own strawberries and/or raspberries.- Pint containers and flats are available for purchase. If you bring your own container or basket, it will be weighed prior to picking, and when you check out.- Absolutely no paper or plastic shopping bags are allowed in the PYO berry fields.- Picking is always weather and crop condition permitting- sun hats, sunblock, and footwear that can get dirty are recommended.- Please see our crop condition update above, visit our Facebook page, or call us for current conditions before planning your visit.
  • Longmeadow Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, hayrides, blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    5561 County Route 521 (blairstown Road), Hope, NJ 07844. Phone: 908 459 5351. Open: raspberries and blackberries are available 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm in season. Directions: In North Jersey we are 1 mile north of route I 80 at exit 12 on County Route 521. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Longmeadow Farm Facebook page. . Pick Your Own raspberries 7 days a week from late July through early October, Pick your own Blackberries 7 days a week from late July through August; The pick your own apple season is on weekends and Monday holidays in September and October; Pick your own pumpkins and gourds, and hayrides through spook hollow on weekends only from the end of September through Halloween. We use integrated pest management practices. Apple picking season at Longmeadow brings new varieties almost every weekend. Our season runs from the first weekend in September through the last weekend in October. Though, sometimes the season can be longer depending on the weather! We are open on those Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM to 5PM. To find what types of apples we have and when they are available, see our apple varieties page. Facebook page. Our apples are our main attraction, but we offer so much more! We also have pick your own pumpkins for Halloween, and our berry patch with raspberries and blackberries. Not to mention our available jams, jellies, and honey. There are also hayrides for the kids, or those just young at heart.Started in 1993, has 15 varieties of apples along with our pumpkins, honey and jams and jellies. The place to go for pick your own- Apples, Raspberries, Pumpkins. We also have Preserves, Fruit Butters and Spreads, Our Own Honey, Cut Your Own Flowers, Sweet corn and assorted Vegetables in season
  • Race Farm - Apples; blueberries, broccoli; cabbage; pumpkins; beans (lima, snap); peppers; tomatoes; raspberries; eggplant; greens; Brussel sprouts; sunflowers
    87 Belcher Road, Blairstown, NJ . Phone: (908) 362-8151. Email: Open: Daily, Apr. Directions: I-80 Exit 12, N on Route 521 go 2 2 miles, left onto Union Brick Road, follow directional signs.In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked: Apples; pumpkins; vegetables. Our apple varieties are Cortland; Empire; Gala; Golden Delicious; Jonagold; Jonathan; Macoun; McIntosh; Red Delicious; Stayman/Winesap. We also have Nursery stock; bedding plants; baked goods; pottery; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Race Farm Facebook page. . . 1 - November 30, 9 am to 6 pm; PYO opens first week in July for blueberries, and cherries, veggies and apples follow as they are ready; You can call the farm for daily picking schedules. Our pick your own farm, at 87 Belcher Road Blairstown, will open Saturday July 7 and will remain open daily - 9-5pm, through October 31st. We look forward to another wonderful season! Our farm stand at 224 Rt. 94 is open daily year round, as is our cafe at 155 Rt. 94 Blairstown. PICK YOUR OWN! Our pick your own opens in July (with blueberries!) and runs till October 31st. We have a wide variety of fruits and veggies for picking, through the growing season. Crops available can differ week to week, so be sure to give us a call to see what we are picking on the day you visit. Atthere is never any admission fee! Free hayrides are available on weekends in the fall and you are also welcome to pack a picnic and relax in our beautiful picnic area.At the core of the farm, is our pick your own operation, which begins in July with pick your own blueberries and vegetables and continues with apples through October. We offer fresh pressed cider, baked goods, honey and homemade soups and salads. There is nothing more rewarding for our family, than seeing your family enjoying our farm! Have fun at one of our many weekend festivals which often include food and live music in a casual country atmosphere. There are never any extra charges at the farm and all are invited to relax and spend a little stress free time an old fashioned country environment! OurMarket located at 224 Rt. 94 is open daily 9am to 6pm and offers fresh produce, flash frozen locally caught fish, local meats, dairy and eggs as well as baked goods and healthy homemade soups and prepared meals. Also available is seasonal decor. We have a wide variety of fruits and veggies for picking, through the growing season. Crops available can differ week to week, so be sure to give us a call to see what we are picking on the day you visit.Atthere is never any admission fee! Free hayrides are available on weekends in the fall and you are also welcome to pack a picnic and relax in our beautiful picnic area!
    Comments from a visitor on September 20, 2009: "The best tomatoes in the state. Peppers, eggplant, cabbage, apples, raspberries. pumpkins. They have a restroom and a picnic area. No credit cards, free hayrides. Great cider and homebaked goods. Very, very nice people and great prices. I will never go anywhere else for Jersey produce. I love it. "
  • Tree-ee-Licious Orchards - apples; pumpkins
    135 Karrville Road, Port Murray, NJ . Phone: (908) 689-2906. Email: Open: Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), from 9 am to 6 pm from July to November. Directions: Route 80 W, Exit 26, Route 46 Hackettstown, Route 629S Port Murray (Grand Ave), Route 628 W, 1.5 miles.In addition to u-pick, there is pre-picked: Apples - all varieties; tomatoes; peaches; pears; quince. We also have Fresh-baked fruit pies; muffins; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. Pick Your Own varieties of blueberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, pears and more. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Tree-ee-Licious Orchards Facebook page. and (908) 852-7191 (Bakery). . Facebook page. The views from the tops of the hills let us know just why we still can say we're from the Garden State. So pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and come over any Saturday or Sunday,They used to have YO blueberries, Sweet corn; tomatoes; peaches; plums; nectarines, but in 2021, I find nothing on their website about that, just apples.
  • Von Thun Farms - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, inflatables or bounce houses, trike track, pedal kart track, mini-golf, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    428 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882. Phone: (908) 689-3761. Email: Open: Strawberries: mid - May thru early June Raspberries: mid - July thru August Blackberries: mid - July thru August Peaches: June, July, August Apples: mid - September thru October, Weekdays, 10am to 6 pm, Weekends 9am to 5:30pm. Directions: Located between Tractor Supply and Warren County College on Route 57. Accessible from Route 78, Route 46 and Route 31. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Von Thun Farms Facebook page. . . . We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). With lots of raspberry and blackberry varieties to pick, they're available for picking all summer! There's a fee to pick, but it's deducted from your purchase at checkout. Strawberries will be available for picking, weather permitting, in late May.The availability of our berries depends on the weather and the seasons listed are approximate. Warm days and/or nights ripen the fruit. Cool days and/or nights delay ripening. Always call for current crop availability before heading out to the farm.(UPDATED: June 05, 2019) Miscellaneous (NOT pick your own farms):s):

Apple picking tips:

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

Pumpkin recipes

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