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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Southwest 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!

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

Burlington County

  • Johnson's Farm - apples, blueberries, corn (sweet), peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Phone: 609-654-8643. Email: Open: Monday - Wednesday 8 am to 7 pm Thursday 8 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday 8 am to 9 pm Sunday 8 am to 8 pm During Christmas Week December 26 to 30 we will be OPEN 10am to 9pm Daily. Directions: Route 70 to Hartford Road 1 mile on Left side, next to Lenape High School. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Johnson's Farm Facebook page. . We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Strawberries; sweet corn; peaches; nectarines; sweet cherries; apples; pumpkins; cantaloupes; popcorn; peanuts We also have Farm-baked pies; pot pies; sandwiches; salads; dips; ice cream; Italian ice; donuts; cookies; candy; quiches; soups;A visitor writes on June 08, 2020: "We went strawberry picking June 7. The berries were sweet and juicy and they have the place well organized for social distancing" Blake writes on July 2, 2019: "My parents live just around the corner from Johnson's and stop in here every week; sometimes to pick, sometimes to the farm market. There's always something to do atthe farm!Blake writes on July 22, 2013: "Just picked there today: they had blueberries, peaches and corn to pick; excellent quality, neatly trimmed fields, but prices were very high: $2.49/lb for blueberries, $1.79/lb for peaches and corn was 48 cents/ear. My kids loved playing in the excellent playground, and water play area (both for a fee), and summer hayrides to the fields (also for a fee), and a small animal viewing/feeding area (also for a fee) "Blake writes on December 04, 2012: "I went to this farm as a child, many years ago. They're still popular almost all year round!"
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2010: "As of Oct. 11, 2011, they are out of u-pick apples!! Shame, it's a great farm. Didn't want to go early for apples & be stuck with a spoiled pumpkin. By the way, the only farm I've been to where the pumpkins are not just thrown in a field! Pick them off their vines!! We drive from out of state every year because it's a wonderful farm!!"
  • Johnson's Locust Hall Farm - apples, broccoli, corn (sweet), melons, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, pony rides, farm animals, school tours, farm market, weddings and events, pasture raised beef
    2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041. Phone: 609-353-9000. Open: May 1st to November, Seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: From route 206 head northeast on Monmouth Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Johnson's Locust Hall Farm Facebook page. . Fax: 609-723-3916. Also Pasture Raised Beef, Free Ranging Healthy Black Angus Cows. And we host Weddings & Special Events at. 17th Century Preserved Farm with Family Roots and Rustic Charm. A Pick Your Own Farm and Host to Weddings, Special Events and School Field Trips.Family fun, Historic farm, Unique destination. .A vast family owned 320 acre farm offers a variety of activities, surround in farmland, pasture, and historic barn beauty. Just 70 miles from New York City & 40 miles from Philadelphia. Be one with nature as you take a hayride out to the fields to pick seasonal fruits & vegetables. Visit the Play Patch and feed our farm animals & spend time at the playground, either playing or enjoying the views. Visit as a teacher & students for an educational farm tour, or celebrate a memorable event in one of our barns. (ADDED: April 16, 2015)
  • Strawberry Hill Farm - Apples, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins
    Corner of Waln & Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08620. Phone: 609-298-0823. Open: July, August, September, October. Directions: Please refer to our website. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are open Our hours are: Everyday 9 am to 5 pm (7 days a week) Peaches and Nectarines- end of July - beginning of September. Apples- mid August to end of October . Pick Your Own: Peaches, nectarines,apples, plums and pears. A visitor writes on August 06, 2013: "The owners provide wagons and baskets to carry the fruit around the farm. Great for kids because you don't have to walk far from your car to get to the orchard. Peaches were 90 cents a pound 8/13. Be sure to call or check their facebook page before you go. They close the farm when they are all picked out of ripe fruit."

Gloucester County

  • Duffield's Farm Market - Pick Your Own: Peas, strawberries, apples, corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides in the Fall
    Greentree & Chapel Heights Roads, Sewell, NJ . Phone: (856) 589-7090. Email: Open: Summer: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm, Winter: 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . . We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Fruits, vegetables. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook, bakery, cakes, cider donuts, home-made salads, hay rides to pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides to Easter Bunny's House, hands-on learning center for educational trips, children's birthday parties in spring & fall, WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. Duffield's Farm Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on May 22, 2012: "Duffields charges $0.50 for boxes if you don't bring your own."
  • Heritage Station - Pick Your Own: Apples; peaches; pears; pumpkins
    480 Mullica Hill Road (Route 322), Mullica Hill, NJ . Phone: (856) 589-4474. Email: Open: May to November. Directions: Route 55, Exit 50B to Route 322, 2 miles; Route 322 E of Mullica Hill or Route 322 W of Glassboro. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Apples; pumpkins; squash; corn; peaches; plums; pears; vegetables. Our apple varieties are Empire; Fuji; Gala; Granny Smith; Golden Delicious; Jonagold; McIntosh; Red Delicious; Stayman/Winesap. We also have Jersey Fresh Cooks cookbook; cider; baked goods; bedding plants; annuals; perennials; hay rides; Fishing with Rich; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. A visitor writes on July 07, 2018: "U-Pick at Heritage Station: Now they changed their name to "William Heritage Winery". They are more into winery business. They still do U-pick but in a much small scale than before. The time is from 10 am to 5 pm, Mon-Sun, much late than before. ". Click here for a map and directions. . In season: 10 am to 5 pm; out of season: 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, & Sun. 9 am to 5 pm for pick your own
  • Hill Creek Farms - apples, pumpkins, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, school tours
    1631 Route 45, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Phone: 856-223-0028. Email: Open: Wednesday to Sunday: 9AM to 6PM, Closed Monday and Tuesdays (Except Monday October 12th for Columbus Day). Directions: From NJ Turnpike/I-95; NJ Turnpike/I-95 to Exit 2 (US 322) Turn right on 322 (east) and go 1.12 miles Turn right onto Tomlin Station Road (south) 2.3 miles Turn left on Franklinville Road (east) .9 miles Turn right on Route 45 (south) .8 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Hill Creek Farms Facebook page. . Crops are usually available in September, October. Apple picking in September and October. Also already picked Asian pears, tomatoes, peppers, white and sweet potatoes, locally grown Red and Golden Delicious and Winesap apples. Apple Varieties: Gala, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Cameo, Fuji, Honey Crisp, Mutsu, Winesap, Granny Smith, and many more along with Asian Pears, and Plums. Fresh Bakery on site, jams, jellies, and gifts. Wine, cheese, & other refrigerated items. Tractor rides around the farm, Diamond Mining, Barrel Train, Balloon Bounce, Duck Race, and a fun day for the whole family! NEW GRAND OPENING early September. We are producing our own fresh apple cider! Come check out the barn market , where we always have it and , jellies, spreads and jams in stock! We have freshly baked apple cider donuts. Made from our finest apples.
  • Mood's Farm Market - Pick Your Own: Apples, blackberries, blueberries, pears, raspberries, cherries (sweet, pie), plums, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins
    901 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77), Mullica Hill, NJ . Phone: (856) 478-2500. Open: June - Thanksgiving, closed Sundays, Summer: 8 am to 8 pm; Fall: 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Route 77 5 miles S of Mullica Hill on Route 77; 3 miles N of Route 40. We also have a roadside market / farm stand with Apples; pumpkins; all vegetables. Our apple varieties are Cortland, Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious. We also have Apple cider; apple cider donuts; fall hay rides; WIC and Senior FMNP checks accepted. We specialize in pick your own fruit starting with sweet cherries in June and finishing with pumpkins in October. We make apple cider donuts fresh daily (Mon-Sat), and we press our own apple cider in the fall. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Mood's Farm Market Facebook page. . See this page for Pick your own updates. Facebook page. We have apple picking hayrides in September and pumpkin picking hayrides in October. We take pride in selling quality produce, and giving you a fun experience on our farm. A visitor writes on September 05, 2013: "Just wanted to say how great this pick-your-own farm is. We picked delicious peaches and sweet-tart blackberries today (Sept. 5, 2013), at an excellent price. The young ladies at the farm stand were polite and helpful, and the orchards were easily accessible and still laden with fruit. Highly recommended!"
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2010: "Just returned from a trip to Mood's to pick my own apples. My 13 year old son and I had a wonderful time, walking through the orchards and picking out just the apples that we needed. It is really nice to be able to pick different varieties that you want, unlike some of the other "big" pick-your-own farms in the area that only allow you to pick one variety of apple. Prices were reasonable, and we also left with a dozen warm apple cider donuts that were delicious! Highly recommend this farm. "
    Comments from a visitor on September 25, 2010: "My daughters and I had a wonderful time picking apples. They were plentiful and the directions we had to follow were very simple for picking, and paying. We will certainly be back."
    Comments from a visitor on July 20, 2009: "What a great experience my three children (9, 7, and 4) and I had today. Moods Farm has a friendly atmosphere. Cute Farm stand that includes veggies, fruits, jams and YUMMY homemade apple cider donuts. We traveled from Maryland for the second year and the donuts, especially if you get them warm are the best. The picking procedure is simple. They weigh your bucket that you bring or you can buy little cardboard buckets for 25 cents. We picked blackberries, blueberries and white peaches that were all delicious and very inexpensive. The blueberries were $1.15 a pound, blackberries were$1.40 and the peaches were 85 cents. I had a ton of fruit all for about $6. They have a great picnic area too. We will be back again soon. Great find and I found it on this website. Thank You. "

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)