Pumpkin Picking Time

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IMG_4148.JPGSure, the cooler, crisp days are a sign that autumn is arriving, but I always know it’s coming when Starbucks rolls out it’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin is really what autumn is all about to me.
Here is a list of great pick-your-own farms that offer much more than just pumpkins. You’ll find corn mazes, hayrides, delicious food and more. And apples are still ripe for picking:


Demerest Farms
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ, 07642.
201.666.0472
Hours: 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $5 per person for hayride. Kids under 2 get a free hayride.
Alstede Farms
84 County Route 513 (old route 24)
Chester, NJ, 07930
908.879.7189
Hours: 8 am – 7 pm.
Cost: Pumpkins are $0.59 per pound
Horse Sleigh Farms
438 Route 57 W
Washington Townwship, NJ 07882
908.246.3044
Hours: Closed on Monday, Tuesday-Thursday 11 am – 5 pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am – 11 pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609.924.2310
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm.
Wightman’s Farm
1111 Mount Kemble Road
Morristown, NJ, 07960
973.425.0840
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm.
Fairfield Farms
177 Big Piece Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973.227.1011
Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm.
Farm View
945 Black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973.839.1212
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

5 Comments

  1. POSTED BY nancy bresiln  |  September 17, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Do you have a favorite place? Or feedback if one is more toddler friendly than others?

  2. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  September 17, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Nancy,
    Demerest Farms is a quick and easy trip for pumpkins and good for little kids. For a really fun day, I love Terhune Orchards. They have petting zoos, mazes, kids’ activities.

  3. POSTED BY googleaddict  |  September 17, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    Fairfield Farms (on Big Piece Road in Fairfield) Is really nearby and is a great place for the smallest children–lots of kids activities for the 5 and under set.

  4. POSTED BY Sandy  |  September 18, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    When I was young, (along with Ben Franklin) the family trip was to Geiger’s Retaurant, Farm, Country Store and pumpkin & apple orchards.
    They are still there and nice as ever, allthough I am sure it’s way way off the mental-map of Baristanetville dwellers. If interested, it’s on South Springfield Avenue in a town called Westfield.across from Ecco Lake Park and canoe rentals. Probably THE most beautiful park in Northern N.J.

  5. POSTED BY Sandy  |  September 18, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    When I was young, (along with Ben Franklin) the family trip was to Geiger’s Retaurant, Farm, Country Store and pumpkin & apple orchards.
    They are still there and nice as ever, allthough I am sure it’s way way off the mental-map of Baristanetville dwellers. If interested, it’s on South Springfield Avenue in a town called Westfield.across from Ecco Lake Park and canoe rentals. Probably THE most beautiful park in Northern N.J.

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Condolences. So tragic. May she RIP. Very sorry for her family.

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