Hillsdale, NJ 01 Sep
Imagine biting in to a juicy sweet nectarine or peach just picked off the tree. That’s exactly what we experienced last week after visiting Demarest Farm.
Demarest Farm is a family owned picking farm since 1970. In the summer they offer peach picking and in the fall apple picking. The peach/nectarine picking season is over, but this weekend the apple picking season will begin.
There is a tractor that transports visitors to the orchard to pick the fruit. There is a per person fee for the tractor ride of $7. $10 is the price for a bag (1 peck) to fill with freshly picked fruit. After you fill your bag, the tractor driver takes a longer more scenic route back to the stop across the Farm Store.
Demarest also has a petting zoo with a variety of farm animals such as goats, llamas, pigs and chickens. There are also some adorable fuzzy bunnies in cages. There is a beautiful picnic and play area outside near the petting zoo. There is no extra charge for the petting zoo and play area.
Demarest Farm offers wholesome fun. For us there was an added benefit of it being really close to home.
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Apple Picking: Begins on Sep 2, 2017. Open to the public Saturday, Sunday and all holidays 9am to 4:30pm, and Monday thru Friday 3pm to 4:30pm.
$7 per person (Age 2 and over) General Admission, which includes free parking, entrance to apple orchard, hay wagon ride, two petting zoos, adventure playground, corn box, photo display area, crooked house village, wooden playsets, and picnic area with tables; plus $10 for a bag to hold the apples that you pick! (Apple Bag holds approximately 10 lbs.)
Children under 2 – FREE
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 50 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Monsey: 20 minutes