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!
- Beemerville Orchards
- Beneduce Vineyards
- Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
- Brook Hollow Farm
- Brook Hollow Winery
- Donaldson Greenhouse and Nursery
- Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm
- Frelinghuysen Arboretum
- Greenway Flowers
- Morris County Farms
- Riamede Farm
- Sheep Shearing at Jenny Jump Farm
- Sussex County Farm Visits
- Sussex County Strawberry Farm
- Triple Creek Farm and Nursery
- Well-Sweep Herb Farm
- Westfall Winery
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. Bread and cheesemaking workshops are held on the working farm as well as weekend tours.
?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
The Brook Hollow Winery, in Knowlton Township, looks out over a five-acre vineyard, then beyond to the Delaware Water Gap.
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
Voted New Jersey's #1 public garden, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open seven days a week free of charge. The 127-acre property features a large collection of trees and shrubs, themed gardens, the Haggery Education Center, and miles of nature trails.
353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown 07962 -1295, 973/326-7600
It?s ZombieMazia at Greenway's corn maze, along with a pumpkin patch and hayrides. Special rates for groups over 10. The farm is an easy drive from anywhere in the NY/NJ area, minutes from Interstate Route 80.
441 Schooley?s Mountain Rd, Hackettstown 07840, 908/850-0700
You?ll find a broad and dynamic selection at this year-round wholesale and retail garden center. Choose from an extensive inventory that includes perennials, trees, shrub, seasonal specialties, greenhouse-grown tropicals and houseplants, silk flowers, holiday supplies and gifts, and more.
33 Smith Rd, Denville 07834, 973/366-4448
Pick your own apples and pumpkins at our 250 year old farm. Thirty varieties of traditional, heirloom and modern apples. Pumpkins on the vine. PYO Indian corn, gourds and tomatoes. 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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PYO strawberries, fall raspberries, pumpkins and greenhouse with wide selection of hanging baskets and bedding plants. Outdoor wood and recycled poly furniture and picnic tables.
565 Rt 206 N, Andover 07821, 973/579-5055
Choose and cut Concolor, Canaan, Fraser and Douglas Fir, Blue, Norway and *Serbian Spruce (*limited). Up to 8 1/2 ft. tall, all $43. Rustic Christmas Shop offers unique handmade items, pine cone decorations, dried flowers, festive wreaths, center pieces, stands, and ornaments. Check our web site out for details on three exciting events during the season!
42 Frog Pond Rd, Columbia 07832, 908/797-4341
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!