This is New Jersey: Apple Picking at Eastmont Orchards in Colts Neck

Today was a perfect day for picking apples.  I caught these two adorable and happy apple pickers meandering through a row of Stayman Winesaps.  Eastmont Orchards is a great place to take the family, and there were families galore all equipped with cameras hoping for that perfect shot.  The farm is located on Route 537 just a mile of off Route 34.

According to the Eastmont Ochard’s website, the farm has been owned by the Barclay family since 1923.   “In those days apples grown in this area were sold locally or shipped by barges out of Red Bank, down the Navesink River all the way to New York City.”   Today, they sell all of their products retail, direct to the consumer via “pick-your-own.”  You can pick your own pumpkins and peaches too.  The website recommends that you always call ahead before making the trip to ensure that they are open and they have what you want. (732)-542-5404.  If you have any questions about how “pick your own” works at Eastmont, they’ve done an excellent job of answering practically any question you have on this page. Questions.

I came home with two huge bags of Stayman Winesaps, so stay tuned for a recipe or two in the coming week.

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