Fall Farm Trips and Pick Your Own
Skylands Visitor Fall, 2007 cover photo by Dotty Waxman
A farm makes a wonderful family trip anytime of year, but especially at harvest time. There are scores of farms in the Northwest New Jersey Skylands, including dairy, produce markets, orchards, berry cultivators, equestrian centers, wineries, herb growers, honey producers, cheese makers. Here are just a few of the many places that welcome your company. So pick your own and take a ride!
Pick Your Own Farms
- A&J Messina Greenhouses
- Beemerville Orchard
- Beneduce Vineyards
- Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
- Brook Hollow Farm
- Brook Hollow Winery
- Cava Winery and Vineyard
- Donaldson Greenhouse and Nursery
- Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm
- Ochs Orchard
- Pochuck Valley Farms
- Riamede Farm
- Sheep Shearing at Jenny Jump Farm
- Sussex County Farm Visits
- Sussex County Strawberry Farm
- Tassot Apiaries, Inc
- Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail
- Well-Sweep Herb Farm
- Westfall Winery
Come grow with our family-owned greenhouse where combination planters and baskets, dinnerplate dahlia, and fig trees are well worth the trip! Official opening is May 1, but our doors are always open!
54 Sandhill Rd, Blairstown 07825, 908/362-6570
U-Pick Apples: many varieties. Selling fresh cider from our press, pumpkins, mums, already picked apples, etc.. Mon-Sat. 9-6. Closed Sundays. Small groups welcome.
73 Lusscroft Road, Sussex 07461, 973/875-1029
"It's a family tradition," explains Justen Beneduce Hiles, who with her brother Mike, Jr., are the active partners in the family-owned vineyard in Pittstown.
Artisanal cheeses, wood fired breads, 100% grass-fed beef, whey fed pork, and suckled veal, 100% grass-fed ice cream, pasta made with Emmer wheat and our own free-range eggs, and pesto made with our own basil! Bread and cheesemaking workshops are held on the working farm as well as weekend tours and occasional concerts.
369 Stamets Road, Milford 08848, 908/86GRASS
PYO apples, several varieties including semi-dwarf trees (great for kids). Peaches from our orchards, pumpkins, farm market. Wagon rides on fall weekends. Near beautiful Delaware Water Gap, Rt 80 ex 4 to Rt 94 N, 3 1/2 mi to Frog Pond Rd. You'll be glad you found us!
Frog Pond Rd., Hainesburg 07832, 908/496-4577
Hand-crafted wines fermented, aged, and bottled at our family farm in the heart of the scenic Delaware Water Gap. In addition to wine tasting and sales, we offer indoor and outdoor rentals as well a full catering services for up to 250 guests.
594 State Highway 94, Columbia 07832, 908/496-8200
Visit our tasting room and café, with a bistro style menu to complement your wine. Hourly winery tours, weekend gatherings featuring live music. Or consider us as a host for any important social event.
3619 Rt. 94, Hamburg 07419, 973.823.WINE (9463)
Your complete, one-stop garden shop with nursery stock, perennials, cold-tolerant spring annuals, decorative pottery, concrete statuary, fountains, herbs, Mother?s Day gifts, pre-planted Container Gardens, bird houses and food, hummingbird feeders, garden supplies, tools. Open 7 days.
178 Airport Rd, Hackettstown 07840, 908/852-7314
Choose and Cut from 10,000 trees! Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine, Scotch Pine Fraser Fir, Canaan fir, Douglas Fir. Family run on preserved farmland. Open Nov 29 - Dec 23, Tues-Sunday, 9-4. Easy Access from Routes 78 or 80.
77 Jackson Valley Road, Washington 07882, 908-835-0557
Homegrown fruits and vegetables available when in season. Honey, peanut butter, jams and jellies, homemade hard and soft ice-cream. Cider made on site from Red Delicious for sweetness, Winesap for tang, McIntosh and Empire for body. Honey, peanut butter, jams and jellies, homemade hard and soft ice-cream. Market open June through January.
4 Ochs Ln, Warwick 10990, 845/986-1591
Pick your own apples, pears, and pumpkins. Our own cider, pies, donuts, breads from our bakery. Breakfast and lunch. Pochuck Valley farm-raised pork and chicken.
962 Route 517, Glenwood 07418, 973/764-4732
Pick your own apples and pumpkins at our 250 year old farm. Simple, authentic and without the carnival. Thirty varieties of apples, traditional, heirloom and your modern favorites. Free hay rides on weekends through the scenic old orchards out to the pumpkin patch. Cider, donuts, jams, local honey & more. School harvest trips.
122 Oakdale Rd, Chester 07930, 908/879-5353
Jacobs are the sheep of choice at Jenny Jump Farm. Hand-spinners love their natural color, and the wool can be spun into a complete spectrum from white to black.
Nurseries, produce, dairies, pick your own, equine, organic, specialty, farmer'€™s market. Call for your Four Seasons of Agriculture map and guide.
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U-pick strawberries (June), raspberries (late August), and pumpkins (October). Greenhouses with wide selection of hanging baskets and bedding plants. Outdoor wood and poly furniture. Fall decorations.
565 Rt 206 N, Andover 07821, 973/579-5055
Experts in beeswax candles, natural soaps and cosmetics, bee pollen, beekeeping equipment and of course?HONEY.
54 Rick Road, Milford 08848, 908/264-4504
Vintage North Jersey vintners merge their love of farming with old world and modern wine making techniques to deliver wines for every occasion and taste. Watch for special events or visit anytime!
Formal Elizabethan herb garden, medicinal garden, herb plants, flowering perennials, dried flowers, gift shop. Call for free catalog.
205 Mt. Bethel Rd, Port Murray 07865, 908/852-5390
Tastings, group tours, winemaking school. Host your small occasion at the top of New Jersey!
141 Clove Road, Montague 07827, 973/293-3428
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