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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 New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Jersey Fresh website for 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.
       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 & Schanck Rd., Holmdel, NJ, 732-332-1533
    Garden center, fall fest and Halloween events, Winter Wonderland, Fox Hollow Vineyards.

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, 908-528-8823
    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, 908-625-4110
    Visit by reservation or during special farm events. Children's programs; open farm weekends; summer camps; farm store.

Brookhollows Barnyard
301 Rockaway Valley Rd., Boonton Twp., 201-400-4505
    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.

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, 201-666-0472
    Pick-your-own peaches, apples and pumpkins; petting zoo; farm store; seasonal garden center; Santa and hayrides.

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, apple picking, harvest festivals and other special weekend events Mother's Day to Christmas.

Fresh & Fancy Farms
575 River Rd., New Milford, 201-483-9494
    Farm dinners, cooking and crafting classes, scout and school programs, summer farm camp, breakfast with Santa.

Fulper Family Farmstead
281 Rocktown Lambertville Rd., Lambertville, 609-651-5991
    Dairy farm tours seasonally, birthday parties, farm ­adventure camp.

Heaven Hill Farm
451 Rte. 94, Vernon, 973-764-5144
    Summer family farm activities, farm tours, fall festival and pick your own pumpkins. Farm market, garden center, outdoor furniture, Christmas trees.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, 908-647-0957
    Daily 10-6. Pick your own blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and zinnias in season. Farm store features Jersey-fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh baked pies and more. Hayrides weekends in Oct. School tours.

Howell Farm Corn Maze
17 Valley Rd., Hopewell Twp., 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.
Mid-Sep-Nov

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 right to our communities weekly. Visit website for all locations and Jersey Fresh recipes.

Liberty Farm
101 Rt. 645, Sandyston, 973-219-6356
    Sunflower maze opens mid-Aug. to mid-Sept. Pick your own sunflowers, kids scavenger hunt, self-guided bug safari, build-your-own scarecrow contest.

Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Rd. (Rt. 521), Hope, 908-459-5351
    Berry picking starts late July. Schools and groups scheduled by appointment.
    Pick your own raspberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins. 14 apple varieties on easy pick dwarf trees. Take a spooky hayride to the pumpkin patch. Farmstand.

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
    Pick your own apples, strawberries, peaches, pumpkins and flowers. Wagon rides, farm animals, Oct. festivities, group tours, birthday parties.

Norz Hill Dairy Farm & Market
120 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, kids summer workshops, birthday parties.

Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ, 609-259-7300
    Kids fun zone, honey bees exhibit, ant colony, activities and weekend events. Farm market; parties; school groups.

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Rd., Chester, NJ, 908-879-5353
    Open Sept. and Oct. only. Daily 9:00am-4:30pm. Pick your own apples in a scenic old orchard. Pick your own pumpkins, some still on the vine, in the pumpkin patch. Cider, honey, jellies, ripe tomatoes, gourds, warm cider donuts and more. Free hayrides on weekends. 36 varieties of traditional, heirloom and modern apples, sold by the pound. Enjoy the fall colors on a 68-acre old farm, kept simple, authentic and without the carnival. School trips.

Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ, 908-879-2908
          Admission. Pumpkin picking, apple picking, vegetable picking, corn maze, games, farm store.

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph, 973-584-4734
    Farm animals, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, farm market, picnic tables.

Terhune Orchards
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. Workshops for 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
Jan 2
          Farm Camp Registration begins, ages 7-12.
Jan 28
          Wassailing the Apple Trees, old English tradition with singing, dancing, hot cider, bonfire.
Feb 10-11
          Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend, wine tasting and chocolate treats. 12-5pm.
Mar 31-Apr 1
          Bunny Chase, treasure hunt for ages 2-8, craft, wagon ride, pony rides, food tent. 10-4. Free.
May 5
          Kite Day, bring your own or choose a ready-made from the farm store. Music, food, sheep shearing Sun. at 2pm. 10-5. $8 ages 3+.
Read and Explore Children's Program
Children's program combines hands-on activities and a story. For ages preschool to 8 yrs. with adult. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am. $7 per child, pre-registration requested.
Jan 16, 20
          Gingerbread Man.
Jan 30, Feb 3
          Animal Tracks.
Feb 13, 17
          Fur, Feathers, Fluff: Keeping Warm in Winter.
Mar 20, 24
          Birds, Nesting, Bird Houses.
Apr 10, 14
          Getting Ready for Spring.
Apr 24, 28
          Composting.

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. 11⁄2 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
Apr-Nov
      Cheesemaking Classes; Cheese & Wine Tasting Dinners, book online.
Apr
      Shearing Tours, on select Sat. & Sun. Reservations required.
May-Jun
      Lambing Tours, walk-in 1.5-hr. tour is offered on weekends.
Jul-Aug
      Summer Tours, walk-in tour focuses on seasonal farm activity.
Sep-mid Nov
       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, one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country. 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.

Wightman's Farms
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., 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. Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, hayrides in the fall.

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. Fall school and group tours.

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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.

Cherryville Farms
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.

Deerfield Farm
14 Pulaski Rd., Whitehouse Station, 908-534-2523.

Dixiedale Farm
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.

Evergreen Farm
4 Bass Lane, Lebanon, 908-236-9550.

Giamarese Farms
155 Fresh Pond Rd, E. Brunswick, 732-821-9494.

Griffin Nurseries
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.

Knothes Farm
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.

Simonson Farms
118 Dey Rd., Cranbury, 609-799-0140.

Village Tree Farm
8 Meyersville Rd., Green Village, 908-236-9202.

Wildflower Meadows
163 Old Franklin School Rd., Pittstown, 908-788-4975.

Wyckoff’s Tree Farm
Mile Marker 39, Rt. 519, Belvidere, 908-475-4508.