With the change of the season comes a favorite fall activity — apple picking! There are so many places to pick apples but here are our top picks in Central NJ. Where’s your favorite place to go apple picking in Central NJ? Please do let us know in the comments below.
Apple picking season is typically September – October and varies by location. To avoid disappointment, please call ahead to confirm dates, current crop availability and picking hours.
Lee Turkey Farm
Pick-your-own apples 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Must be at the farm by 5:15 p.m. to enter fields and orchards.
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor NJ
Call 609-448-0629 to confirm availability or visit leeturkeyfarm.com
Pick-your-own apples at Van Kirk Road Orchard, near main farm.
Picking 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrence Township NJ
Call 609-924-2310 to confirm availability or visit terhuneorchards.com.
Pick-your-own apples through Columbus Day (supply permitting). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays.
155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick NJ
Call 732-821-9494 to confirm availability or visit giamaresefarm.com.
Pick-your-own apples 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
146 Cranbury Neck Road, Plainsboro NJ
Visit stultsfarm.com to confirm availability
Pick-your-own apples in September and October. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction NJ
Call 732-329-8656 to confirm availability or visit vonthunfarms.com.
Pick-your-own apples Tuesday through Sunday. Orchard is cash-only; no pets allowed.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold NJ
Call 732-462-0756 to confirm availability or visit battlevieworchards.com or facebook.com/bvorchards.
Pick-your-own apples Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm
181 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck NJ (GPS Address)
Call 732-542-5404 to confirm availability or visit eastmontorchards.com
Ripple Hill Farm
Pick-your-own apples from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge NJ
Call 908-647-1300 to confirm availability or visit ripplehillfarm.com.