10 Places for the Best Apple Picking NJ

Places for the best Apple Picking New Jersey – there are so many fantastic varieties of apples available for picking in NJ. 

Depending which farm you visit you can pick different varieties of Apples from August until November!  Have a look at some of the best places for apple picking in New Jersey.

When you have your apple harvest, check out our suggestions for the cutest apple pie cutters and dishes.

Enjoy your apple picking!

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Race Farm

87 Belcher Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Race Farm is a fourth generation family farm, located in Blairstown NJ. We offer a large selection of pick your own fruits and vegetables, and a market/garden center.  It is a family run labor of love producing the finest local produce in the area.
Along with apple, peach, pear, plum and cherry orchards, they produce an abundance of blueberries, sweet corn, eggplant, beans, leafy greens and a variety of tomatoes including beautiful heirlooms!
The farm also presses their own fresh cider and with an onsite bakery, produces fresh cider donuts and other baked goods! In 2011 a small prepared food line was added to the farm. Jeanny Race makes homemade hummus, dressings, salads and soups, many of which utilize the farms fresh produce, and all our produced with the freshest, healthiest and highest quality ingredients available!
While Doug, Ryan and Carl can often be seen on the seat of a tractor, keeping the farm in tip top shape, the roadside market at 224 Rt. 94, is run by Devin.
She see’s to it that her grandparents legacy continues, and stocks it with the freshest produce, prepared foods, and a complete garden center with a huge variety of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and every gardening supply imaginable. It is a charming and friendly place to shop!
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Battleview Orchards

91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728

Battleview Orchards is a “family owned and operated farm, located in Freehold, New Jersey, harvests locally grown fruits and invites the public to “Pick Your Own” New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, New Jersey Peaches, Nectarines, New Jersey Apples, and Pumpkins. Battleview Orchards is the oldest Pick Your Own orchard in New Jersey!

The Country Store is open all year. It features our own Fresh Pressed Cider and our famous Apple Cider Donuts, along with quality fresh fruits and vegetables. The Country Store has a full line of freshly baked pies, breads and baked goods. Fruit and Vegetable Platters, Gift Baskets, and a large variety of gourmet items are available. Try our family recipes or join us at one of our Seasonal Events.”

The approximate dates (check with Battleview before you travel) for apple picking are:

GALA – Approximately August 28th through September 10th    

JONAMAC – Approximately August 28th through September 24th

HONEY CRISP-Approximately August 28th through September 24th

MACINTOSH – Approximately August 28th through October 1st

CORTLAND – Approximately September 11th through October 10th

RED DELICIOUS – Approximately September 18th through October 24th

GOLDEN DELICIOUS – Approximately September 25th through October 31st

EMPIRE – Approximately September 18th through October 17th

JONAGOLD – Approximately September 18th through October 17th

MACOUN – Approximately September 18th through October 24th

STAYMAN WINESAP – Approximately September 29th through October 31st

ROME BEAUTY – Approximately October 2nd through October 31st

GRANNY SMITH – Approximately October 2nd through October 31st

BRAEBURN – Approximately October 2nd through October 31st

FUJI – Approximately September 18th through October 31st

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Battleview Orchards


Demarest Farms

244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Demarest Farms was “founded in 1886 and has since been a staple within the Bergen County Community. Offering a variety of activities, including peach picking, apple picking, and pumpkin picking, the farm is the perfect spot for family-fun. The farm market offers plants, produce, fresh baked goods, and more for all of its guests to enjoy!”

Pick your own apples begins in early September at Demarest Farms.

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Demarest Farms


Terhune Orchards – Apple Picking NJ

330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Terhune Orchards have a farm store that is open all year.  They sell “fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, local gourmet goodies, jams, and local honey. And don’t miss our own apple cider and apple cider donuts!” 

They have their own vineyard and winery, with wines made from grapes grown at Terhune Orchards.  They run a ‘Read and Pick’ program for kids.  “Read and Pick is a great way to introduce your young child to the fun of the farm. Read and Pick is an innovative program that combines hands on experience on the farm with an educational program and listening to a story highlighting that activity.”  Check their website for the program schedule.

Terhune Orchards have apple picking during September and October.  Apple varieties include Stayman Winesap, Gala, Cameo, Jonathan, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Empire, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Crimson Crisp, Fuji and Macoun.  “Terhune Orchards’ pick-your-own farm on Van Kirk Road, just around the block form our home farm, is open everyday. The dwarf trees are tied onto a wire trellis and kept short so all the apples are easy to pick from the ground.

No ladders or long poles are needed.  Our apples are juicy, crisp and delicious — and plentiful too!! Apples at the Pick Your Own farm are sold by weight. You pay for what you pick.”


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Terhune Orchards


Stonyfield Orchard

5 Orchard St, Belvidere, NJ 07823

Stonyfield Orchard are “family owned and operated orchard in Belvidere, NJ, where you can pick your own or have us pick it for you.  You can also purchase fresh goods from our farm store year ’round.  We are kid-friendly, with cows and other farm animals for the children to see.

Come to our Farm Store for freshly picked produce:  strawberries, sweet & sour cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, pears, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and herbs. Apples are available through the winter until April. Cider is pressed all winter long and is available through June.

We also carry eggs, cheeses, jellies and maple syrup, as well as Vermont cheese, preserves, relishes, salad dressings and more.

Apple Varieties: Baldwin, Britemac, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Ida Red, Jersey Mac, Jersey Red, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, and Stayman/Winesap.”


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Stoneyfield Orchard


Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930

Alstede Farms “is an ever-changing invitation to enjoy the best earth has to offer.  Each season brings new fun for your family and new flavors to your table.  And that’s why every visit to Alstede Farms is a discovery. 

We wish to make all of your visits to Alstede Farms memorable. Whether you stop in for a fresh, juicy peach, visit our friendly farm animals with your grandchildren, or simply seek quiet solace and escape from the rat race by visiting our farm; we are dedicated to operating a family farm that contributes to your quality of life. Stop in and experience the warmth that our family brings to Alstede Farms.

Alsteded Farms do apple picking.  Apples, apples, apples! Late summer and early fall brings one of the healthiest and most enjoyed fruits – apples. With over 50 different varieties, we have an apple flavor and profile to please everyone. Maybe you would prefer sweet mild Galas over a sharp tart Granny Smith, a zesty Winesap over a juicy McIntosh, please check below the approximate ripening schedule for each apple variety.

Fall is a great time to visit the farm and pick apples.”


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Alstede Farms


Melick’s Town Farm

472 County Rd 513, Califon, NJ 07830, United States

At Melick’s Town Farm “we grow it ourselves. For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! We also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees—all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725.

At Melick’s Town Farm, we are the largest fruit growers in New Jersey with more than 20,000 apple trees! By planting lots of trees and a wide varieties, we have tasty, crisp apples from mid-July clear through December. Our You Pick Apples are available through the 2nd week of November.”  Melick’s have a huge list of varieties including:

  • MacIntosh
  • Golden Delicious
  • Red Delicious
  • Liberty Winesap
  • Granny Smith
  • Dandy Red
  • Honey Crisp
  • Molly’s Delicious

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Eastmont Orchards


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