Apple Picking & Pumpkins

What could be more rewarding and fun than picking your own fruits?!

In addition to being a good and healthy snack, it’s also a fun activity to do out of town to keep the whole family busy.

Find your future pumpkin to decorate for Halloween and/or collect your apples and once at home, transform them into pie, crumble, compote or even cider (for those over 21 years old).

If you want to take a break, some farms even offer picnic areas under the trees with tables well spaced out, where you can enjoy your own picnic or buy sandwiches, burgers, salads and drinks for very reasonable prices. You will also find farm stands  with delicious products and many activities for the young and old (food and wine tasting, festivals, mazes, animals viewing …).
Small carts that are very practical for transporting pumpkins are sometimes available for self-service or for rent.

Note that most farms offer many other fruits, vegetables and flowers throughout the year. Look at their calendars to find out when the different fruit and vegetable seasons are open.

Grab your masks and baskets and take a tour of the many farms and orchards around NYC.

 

Note :  Due to Covid-19, we higly recommend to call each location before your visit for safety guidelines, reservations (if need be) and more information.

 

New York locations :

 

  • DuBois Farm (photos taken in this farm).

What to do : Apple and pumpkins picking, visits with Farm animals, Farm stand & café, local Farm products, bakery, The Tavern at DuBois (local hard cider, craft beer and wine).

Where : 209 Perkinsville Road, Highland, NY 12528

When : Open daily, 10am – 5pm (weekends : 9am – 6pm) Untill november 25th.

Website : DuBois Farm

 

  • Fishkills Farms

What to do : Apple & pumpkins picking, Farm stand.

Where : 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533.

When : Tuesday to Sunday by reservation only, 9am – 4:45pm

Website : Fishkill Farms

 

  • Milk Pail Farm

What to do : Apple picking, Fresh market, Farm stand.

Where : 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY. (U-pick Farm)

When : Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5:30pm till end of October.

Website : Milk Pail

 

  • Harbes Family Farm

What to do : Apple & pumpkins picking, corn maze, Harbes Orchard’s Spooky Night Maze,

Where : 5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901

When : Open daily, 10am – 5pm (saturdays,sundays & holidays 9am – 6pm)

Website : Harbes Orchard

 

  • Wilkens Fruits & Fir Farm

What to do : Apple & pumpkins picking, Christmas trees picking (december), corn maze, bakery, winery and Farm market.

Where : 1335 White Hill Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

When : Open Wednesdays – Mondays, 10am – 4:30pm (pick-Your-Own) 10am – 5pm (Market) 10am – 4pm (Chistmas Trees) Farm is closed Tuesdays in October.

Website : Wilkens Farm

 

New Jersey locations :

 

  • Von Thun Farms

What do to : Apple & pumpkins picking, Farm market, corn maze and 30+ Farm activities / attractions.

Where : South Brunswick Farm : 519 Ridge Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

Washington Farm : 438 Route 57 West Washington, NJ 07882

When : Open daily, 10am – 5pm.

Website : Von Thun Farms

 

  • Terhune Orchards

What to do : Apple & pumpkins picking, cider, pies, farm animals, pick your own, field trips, farm market, gift baskets and more…

Where : 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540

When : Open daily, 9am – 5pm.

Website : Terhune Orchards

 

  • Happy Day Farm

What to do : Pumpkins picking, fall festival, animal viewing / feeding zoo, bee barn and many other activities. (In October, the pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week. There is no admission fee to pick a pumpkin. Just Pay for what you pick!)

where : 106 Iron Ore Road Manalapan, NJ 07726.

When : Open daily, 10am – 5pm (Tickets are required to enter on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays).

Website : Happy Day Farm

 

  • Giamarese Farm

What to do : Apple & pumpkins picking (December : choose’n Cut Christmas tree).

Where : 155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

When : Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.

Website : Giamarese Farm

 

  • Johnson’s Corner Farm

What to do : Apple & pumpkins picking, corn maze, Sweet potatoes, broccoli & cauliflower picking (november), animal Farm.

Where : 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055

When : Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm ( Saturday / Sunday, 9:30am – 5pm)

Website : Johnson’s Farm

 

 

Note :  Due to Covid-19, we higly recommend to call each location before your visit for safety guidelines, reservations (if need be) and more information.

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