2 New Jersey Orchards Named Among The Best In The U.S.
Do you go Red Delicious first, Granny Smith, or Honeycrisp? In preparation for all the apple-picking days ahead in autumn, the Daily Meal published a list of the best orchards in America, and two New Jersey locations made the list.
Going to an apple orchard and grabbing the bag or bucket is a popular tradition during the fall season. Kids see how many apples they can squeeze in without spilling over, while parents wonder what the number will pop up on the scale.
The 20 orchards highlighted here range from coast to coast. The apples grown at each destination may vary slightly, but the joyful experience does not. Furthermore, they offer the opportunity to make a full fall day of fun.
“Among the corn mazes, hayrides, and wine tastings, you’ll find a lingering smell of freshly baked donuts and pies and plenty more activities to fill up your day at the farm,” Daily Meal says.
The New Jersey farms that were named among the best orchards in the country are great examples of this.
Johnson’s Corner Farm – Medford
Located at 133 Church Road, Johnson’s Corner Farm started as a wagon located at the corner of the street. Their fall harvest takes place through October each year. In addition to apple picking, this includes a festival onsite every weekend in September and October.
They also have sunflowers, a corn maze, and a barnyard animal farm at Johnson’s Corner. In the fall, apple and pumpkin picking field trips are popular events.
Terhune Orchards – Princeton
If you head about an hour north, you will come across the second New Jersey farm named among the best orchards in America. Terhune Orchards is a 250-acre property located at 330 Cold Soil Road. The farm store, which is located right at the center of the farm, is a popular destination for shoppers looking for fresh fruit and produce. Their winery features products made from grapes grown onsite as well.
Terhune Orchard’s apple picking season is underway, offering Picking Early Fuji, Gala, Jonathan, McIntosh, and Honey Crisp. The store and apple picking area is open seven days per week. However, the winery hours at Terhune Orchards are Friday through Sunday, starting at 12 p.m.