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Fall Farm Trips and Pick Your Own

Skylands Visitor Cover Fall 2007
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!

  • Beemerville Orchards
  • 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

  • Beneduce Vineyards
  • "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.

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  • Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
  • Artisanal cheeses, wood fired breads. Bread and cheesemaking workshops are held on the working farm as well as weekend tours.

    369 Stamets Road, Milford 08848, 908/86GRASS

  • Brook Hollow Farm
  • 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

  • Brook Hollow Winery
  • 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

  • Cava Winery and Vineyard
  • 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)

  • Donaldson Greenhouse and Nursery
  • 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

  • Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm
  • 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

  • Race Farm
  • Pick your own apples, pumpkins, berries, fruits and vegetables at the family-owned farm, quality growers for four generations. Free admission, parking and hayrides. Cider mill, bakery, concessions, and market.

    93 Belcher Rd, Blairstown 07825, 908/362-8151 (farm); 908/362-8520 (market)

  • Sheep Shearing at Jenny Jump Farm
  • 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.

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  • Sussex County Farm Visits
  • 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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  • Tassot Apiaries, Inc
  • 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 Wine Trail
  • 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!

  • Well-Sweep Herb Farm
  • 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

  • Westfall Winery
  • 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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25 Oct 2008, 09:30
I went to horse sleigh farm they are great!Although (08) this is their first year I 100% recommend you go!
Glenn Misar
02 Sep 2008, 17:17
Our first year farming- please advertise us. See
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