Farming is the oldest industry in New Jersey. The family-owned farms listed below are dedicated to providing you with the freshest produce, homemade baked goods, specialty gifts, flowers, plants, garden decor and seasonal family activities.
In addition to the family-friendly farms listed below, visit the NewJersey Department of Agriculture’s website for Jersey Fresh recipes, additional pick-your-own farms, community farmers' markets, and links to New Jersey wineries, gardens, arboretums, equine facilities, and family-friendly agritourism activities.
For more information about farms in Sussex County offering Christmas trees, farm tours, pick-your-own produce, farmstands and harvest activities, visit the Sussex Farms website or call 1-800-473-0363.
To locate organic farms and products near you, consult the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey.
For a guide to Christmas tree farms throughout the state, visit the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers' Association website.
A. Casola Farms
178 Highway 34, Holmdel, NJ, 732-332-1533. Garden center, fall fest and Halloween events, Winter Wonderland, Fox Hollow Vineyards.
84 Rt. 513 (Old Rt. 24), Chester, 908-879-7189. Open daily for family farm activities and pick your own fruits, vegetables and flowers May-Oct.; Harvest Club; summer farm camp; group tours; birthday parties; many special events throughout the season.
Apple Blossom Village
690 Allegheny Rd., Mount Bethel, PA 18343, 570-897-5900.
Bluebird Farm Alpacas
44 Willow Ave., Peapack, 908-234-9772. Visit by reservation or during special farm events. Story hours; children's programs; summer camps; farm store.
301 Rockaway Valley Rd., Boonton Twp., NJ 07005, 201-400-44505. Petting farm open spring to fall. Train rides, tractor rides, buckets of feed available for purchase. Summer camps; birthday parties.
Dapple Hill Farm
Minutes from I-78, Bedminster, 201-725-0047. An exceptional equestrian facility, Dapple Hill Farm offers lesson programs tailored to suit your specific needs in a safe, relaxed, fun and family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. Lesson packages for children and adults, Summer Camp, leasing options for students, showing opportunities, boarding, indoor arena with viewing area.
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, 201-666-0472. Pick-your-own peaches, apples and pumpkins; farm store; seasonal garden center.
Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms
783 County Rt. 519, Belvidere, 908-475-3671. Wine tasting, wine cellar tours and hosts grape stomping, murder mystery dinners, fall harvest festivals and other special events.
Fresh & Fancy Farms
575 River Rd., New Milford, 201-483-9494. Farm dinners, cooking and crafting classes, scout and school programs, summer farm camp.
Fulper Family Farmstead
281 Rocktown Lambertville Rd., Lambertville, 609-651-5991; email@example.com. Dairy farm tours seasonally.
Green Meadows Farms
Middle Rd. & Green Acres Dr., Hazlet, 732-335-5589. Open seasonally in spring and fall. General admission $13, 2 and under free. Discount coupon online. Hands-on experience with several hundred domesticated farm animals, farm activities, hayrides, pumpkins in October.
Heaven Hill Farm
451 Rte. 94, Vernon, 973-764-5144. Summer family farm activities and fall festival and pick your own pumpkins. Farm market, garden center, outdoor furniture, Christmas trees.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, 908-647-0957. Daily 10-6. Pick your own blueberries, tomatoes, zinnias, apples, and pumpkins in season. Be sure to call first for availability. Shop in our store for Jersey-fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh baked pies and much more. School tours.
Howell Farm Corn Maze
Valley Rd., 1 mi. west of Howell Living History Farm, Titusville (off Rt. 29 2 mi. south of Lambertville), 609-397-2555; 609-737-3299. Open weekends mid-Sept.-Nov. plus Columbus Day. Seven-foot tall, walk-through puzzle cut into 3-acre cornfield is annual fundraiser to restore 200-yr.-old barn at Howell Farm.
Jersey Fresh Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets, open summer-fall, bring New Jersey's freshest fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses, baked goods and desserts, pickles and specialty foods weekly right to our communities. Visit website for all locations.
Field address and opening dates vary, Sussex County, NJ. Sunflower maze opens for Aug. and Sept. Pick-your-own sunflowers (Aug.), kids scavenger hunt, self-guided bug safari, build-your-own scarecrow contest, photo contest.
561 Blairstown Rd. (Rt. 521), Hope, 908-459-5351. Berry picking starts late July. Schools and groups scheduled by appointment. www.upickapples.net
Pick your own raspberries, blackberries, apples and pump- kins. 14 great apple varieties on easy pick dwarf trees. Take a spooky hayride to the pumpkin patch. Farmstand features our own honey, a huge selection of jams and jellies and no- sugar-added fruit spreads and fruit butters.
Melick's Town Farm
• Cider Mill & Orchards: 19 King St., Oldwick, 908-439-3888.
• Oldwick Farm Market: 170 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick, 908-439-2955.
• Bridgewater Market: 351 Rt. 28, Bridgewater, 908-725-0225.
• Califon Farm Market & Orchards: 472 County Rd. 513, Califon, 908-832-2905.
Norz Hill Dairy Farm & Market
116 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough, 908-371-COWS. Seasonal farm stand, hayrides to the animals. Pumpkin patch, farm tours, corn maze, and pony rides late Sept. thru Oct. Scare Farm haunted trail open Oct. weekends. School tours.
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ, 609-259-7031. Kids fun zone, honey bees, and special events; farm market.
Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph, NJ 07869, 973-584-4734. Farm animals, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, farm market.
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, 609-924-2310. Pick-your-own May to Oct. from berries, flowers, apples and pumpkins. Read and Explore and Read and Pick programs for preschoolers and parents are held year-round. Educational workshops for older students and adults are also offered. Farm store, farm yard and farm trail open to the public daily all year. School and group tours by appointment April-Oct.; barnyard birthday parties; summer camp; annual farm festivals; vineyard and winery.
Selected Special Events
Wassailing the Apple Trees, old English tradition with singing, dancing, hot cider, bonfire.
Bunny Chase, treasure hunt for ages 2-8, craft, wagon ride, pony rides, food tent. 10-4. Free.
Kite Day, bring your own or choose a ready-made from the farm store. Music, food, sheep shearing Sun. at 2pm. 10-5. $5 ages 3+.
Firefly Festival, music, food, wagon rides, crafts, firefly hunting. 4-9pm. Free admission.
Read and Explore Children's Program
Children's program combines hands-on activities and listening to a themed story. For ages preschool to 8 yrs. with adult. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am. $7 per child, pre-registration requested.
Jan 17, 21
Feb 7, 11
Feb 21, 25
Fur, Feathers, Fluff: Keeping Warm in Winter.
Mar 7, 11
Mar 21, 25
Getting Ready for Spring.
Apr 4, 8
Birds, Nesting, Birdhouses.
Valley Shepherd Creamery
50 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, 908-876-3200. Visitors can learn about sheep dairy farming as practiced in Europe for the last 4,000 years. 1 1⁄2 hr. creamery tours are given spring, summer and fall. Cheesemaking workshops are offered on the 3rd Sun. of the month. Participants return 3 mos. later to pick up aged cheese. Farm parties; private group tours; special events; Sheep Shoppe.
Selected Special Events
Cheesemaking Classes; Cheese & Wine Tasting Dinners, book online.
Shearing Tours, on select Sat. & Sun. Reservations required.
Lambing Tours, walk-in 1.5-hr. tour is offered on weekends.
Summer Tours, walk-in tour focuses on seasonal farm activity.
Fall Harvest Tours, walk-in 1.5-hr. tour is offered on weekends early Sept. to mid-Nov.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt. Bethel Rd., Port Murray, 908-852-5390. Mon.-Sat. 9-5. Call first Jan.-March. Garden paths lead through a formal herb garden and display gardens including butterfly, medicinal, perennial and rock gardens. Visitors are welcome to picnic and visit farm animals. Group tours; guest speaker program; special events; adult craft/horticulture/herb workshops are offered. Gift shop.
Route 202 (5 mi. south of Morristown/exit 30B Rt. 287), Morristown, 973-425-9819. Store open every day 8am-6pm featuring all varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, fresh baked pies, donuts, gourmet foods and fresh apple cider made in our own mill.
Williams Nursery & The Gift House
524 Springfield Ave., Westfield, 908-232-4076. Experts in perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and new and unusual plants. Gift shop complete with everything from Yankee Candles to Christopher Radko Ornaments.
cut your own christmas tree
In addition to the listings below, see the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers' Association website for a guide to Christmas tree farms throughout New Jersey.
Alger Tree Farm
7 Beacon Light Rd., Tewksbury, 908-832-2298.
Black Oak Farm
9 Black Oak Lane, Asbury, 908-537-4133.
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm
231 Adamic Hill Rd., Milford, 908-995-4365.
Quakertown/Cherryville Rd. at W. Sidney Rd., Franklin Twp., 908-806-4580.
Cole’s Country Tree Farm
478 Country Rd. 579, Alexandria Twp., 908-735-5706.
Cook’s Evergreen Farm
7 Railroad Lane, Whitehouse Station, 908-534-2260.
Country Heritage Farm
129 Plains Rd, Augusta, 973-875-5590.
14 Pulaski Rd., Whitehouse Station, 908-534-2523.
Hillside Ave. & River Rd., Chatham, 973-635-2097
Dower Tree Farm
Todd Ave., Peapck, 908-781-5407.
Dutch Valley Tree Farm
Changewater-Warren County, 908-689-0793.
4 Bass Lane, Lebanon, 908-236-9550.
155 Fresh Pond Rd, E. Brunswick, 732-821-9494.
190 Fresh Ponds Rd., South Brunswick, 732-257-2484.
Hidden Hollow Farm
18 Spring Lane, Washington, 908-689-5678.
Hidden Pond Christmas Tree Farm
4 Westfield Rd., Mendham, 973-865-6362.
Holiday Tree Farm
44 Augusta Hill Rd., Augusta, 973-948-7488.
Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop
848 Rt. 524, Allentown, 609-259-0720.
645 Millbrook Ave., Randolph, 973-895-7383.
Lantier Tree Farm
163 Dey Grove Rd., Monroe Twp., 732-446-9799.
Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm
41 Mt. Bethel Rd., Washington, 908-852-5811.
Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
999 Rt. 22, Phillipsburg, 908-387-1225.
Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm
220 Flocktown Rd., Long Valley, 908-852-6669.
Rolling Green Farm
61 Hacklebarney Rd., Chester, 908-879-4497.
Rosemont Tree Farm
131 Kingwood-Stockton Rd., Stockton, 609-397-1809.
Shale Hills Farm
98 Pond School Rd., 973-875-4231.
118 Dey Rd., Cranbury, 609-799-0140.
Village Tree Farm
8 Meyersville Rd., Green Village, 908-236-9202.
163 Old Franklin School Rd., Pittstown, 908-788-4975.
Wyckoff’s Tree Farm
Mile Marker 39, Rt. 519, Belvidere, 908-475-4508.