Time to take some “Jersey Bites” from some Fresh Picked Jersey Apples!

Weather.com forecasts daily high temps in the 75 F range for the balance of September.

This cool down upon us is perfect for getting out and enjoying the numerous apple festivals occurring NOW in the Garden State!

This weekend you can Pick Your Own at Terhune Orchards in Princeton NJ, varieties being picked this weekend are Gala, Jonamac, Jonathon, McIntosh, and Liberty – all great apples! Hours are 9AM to 5PM daily and there are free wagon rides on the weekends.

Two of my favorite Apple Festivals are hosted by Terhune Orchards in Princeton and Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck.

Terhune’s Apple Day Festival is September 18 and 19th 10 AM to 5PM

Delicious Orchards Apple Festival is September 18th and 19th 11AM to 4PM

Easmont Orchards is the “Original” Delicious Orchards, located in Colts Neck and they offer fantabulous “Pick Your Own” Apples!

For a complete list of Pick Your Own farms in New Jersey go to Pickyourown.com

If you like incredibly juicy Asian Pears the Best in the United States are grown in Hamilton Township, New Jersey at Evergreen Farm.  You need to see this place! This Korean Owned farm, pictured above utilizes an amazing trellis system! Be warned, they are closed on Saturdays.

Tom Kovacevich is in the wholesale fruit and vegetable business in Philadelphia. His company, TMK Produce, distributes top quality produce to retailers and food service companies up and down the east coast. In 2008, Tom started a blog at BestFruitNow.com as a way to share his thoughts on what fruits are best each month. Geared for consumers, BestFruitNow.com also offers tips on how to select and prepare the fruits being recommended. An avid cook, gardener and all around foodie, Tom regularly travels the world meeting with growers ever learning more about his passion for fresh produce.