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.
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).