Apple Picking in the Bergen County Area
Apple Picking in New Jersey

Apple picking is a favorite autumn tradition for many Bergen County families. The trip to the farm, the fun in finding that perfect apple, and of course, the bags of delicious apples that you can take home, all add something special to this wonderful experience.

The season seems to come and go very quickly, so if you're planning on apple picking this year, you should make your plans soon and get out there!

New Jersey and New York State offer a lot of great places to go for your annual apple picking outing. Here are a few apple picking options from

Demarest Farms
244 Werimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ

Open: Mid-April - Thanksgiving, daily, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm (5:00 pm on holidays)

Roadside Market: Full line of fresh picked fruits & vegetables, many are homegrown. Peaches, tomatoes, corn, apples, pumpkins

Pick Your Own: Apples, pumpkins, peaches

Apple Varieties: Over 21 varieties including: Galas; McIntosh; Empire; Red & Golden Delicious; Rome; Winesap; others

Also Available: Baked goods; deli; salad bar; prepared goods; gift & gourmet items; garden center; cider; cider donuts; full line of fall items

Pennings Farm Market
161 South Route 94, Warwick, New York

From apple and pumpkin picking, to hayrides and kiddie fun, to the fabulous beer garden, Pennings Farm Market really does have something wonderful for every member of the family.The 60+ acres of apple orchards at Pennings Farm Market offer over 15 varieties of apples for picking beginning September 5th. The U-Pick season also features hayrides, pumpkin picking, pony rides, a kiddie coral with children's games, barnyard buddies, painted pumpkins, kid treats like ice cream and kettle corn, live music, outdoor dining and more.

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ

Open: September - early November, Daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Driveway closes at 4:30. Salesroom remains open until all are finished picking.

Roadside Market: Apples, Pumpkins, Seasonal fresh vegetables

Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins

Apple Varieties: 34 varieties of apples; heirlooms, traditionals & moderns; all your favorites

Also Available: Cider, Donuts, Fall wreaths, Gourds, Honey, Indian Corn, Jams and Jellies.

Free hayrides on weekends; school & group trips available; half century old tree orchards with 19th century ambiance; cut-your-own pumpkins off the vine for early birds; roam 66 acres of fields, woodlands, and orchards; enjoy the fall colors.

Stony Hill Gardens
8 State Rt. 24, Chester, NJ

Open: Year Round, Daily, 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, and Strawberries

Also Available: Plants, Orchids, Poinsettias, Annuals, hanging Baskets, Bulb plants, Perennials, Cut Flowers, Mums, Cabbage & Kale

Sun High Orchard

19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph, NJ

Open: Daily, May - Dec., 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Roadside Market: Apples: all varieties, pumpkins, vegetables, sweet corn, tomatoes, raspberries, peaches

Pick Your Own: Pumpkins, apples, cut your own flowers in the summer

Apple Varieties: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap

Also Available: Apple cider, donuts, bakery, pies, soup, salads, jams, honey, cut flowers, bedding plants, perennials, gifts & craft items, mums, hay rides, picnic tables, fall decorations, petting zoo, farm animals, WIC and Turn of the century General Store, 200-year old authentic working bee-hive oven

Ripple Hill Farm
181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge, NJ

Open: Sept.- Oct., Sundays only, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Roadside Market: Apples, peaches, tomatoes, pumpkins Pick Your Own: Apples, tomatoes, pumpkins Apple Varieties: McIntosh, McCouns, Gala, Jonalicious, Mitsu, Laura Red, Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Winesap, & Granny Smith

Melick's Town Farm
170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ

Open: Farm market: daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, April - December, PYO: September - mid-November, call or visit web site for harvest dates & hours

Roadside Market: Apples, blueberries, cherries, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, winter squash, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, snap beans, yellow squash, tomatoes, zucchini Pick Your Own: Strawberries, apples, pumpkins, flowers Apple Varieties: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap, Mutsu, Rome

Also Available: Cider, cider donuts,Indian corn, jams, jellies, Halloween decorations, hay, gourds, flowers, corn stalks, herbs, cut flowers, annuals, perennials, & Shrubs; Christmas trees, wreaths, weekend hayrides mid-September - October; School tours available;

Melick's Town Farms
472 Rt. 513, Califon, NJ

Open: July - Oct., Daily, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Roadside Market: Apples, peaches, nectarines, melons, pears, plums, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, flowers

Pick Your Own: Apples, peaches,pumpkins

Apple Varieties: Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap, Rome, Mutsu

Also Available: Hay, honey, cider, cider donuts, pies,jams/jellies, Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, Halloween decorations, Horse-drawn wagon rides, & Grass Maze mid-Sept. - Oct.;

Valley Crest Farm
14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ

Open: July - Dec., Sat. & Sun. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Roadside Market: Peaches, apples, berries, large variety of vegetables & herbs

Pick Your Own: Peaches, apples, berries

Apple Varieties: Ginger Gold, Sansa, 3 types of Gala, 3 types of McIntosh, Macoun, 3 types Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Baldwin, Granny Smith, Pink Lady(r)Cripps Pink, Honeycrisp, Cameo Also Available: Christmas trees, wood crafts, preserves.

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