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Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near Your Beacon Apartment


You might not want to dress up. You might not want to eat an apple pie. But there’s no way you can miss out on pumpkin picking in October, especially since we have so many rustic farms near our Beacon apartments!

Pick out the perfect pumpkin from these pumpkin farms located right around the corner from home and make good use of it by cooking up a pumpkin pie or simply using it to decorate your Beacon apartment. You’ll have your pick of the litter – literally – at these farms, which offer huge pumpkin selections.

Demarest Farms, located at 244 Wiermus Rd, Hillsdale which is 38 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a quaint grocery store, nursery and circa-1886 working farm offering seasonal you-pick produce.

In the late 1970s, farm owners Peter and Marsha introduced what would become one of the largest and most important parts of the business: pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Throughout the years, pumpkin picking at Demarest Farms has exploded in popularity as the farm continues to offer the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables.

Alstede Farms, located at 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester Township which is 50 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is dedicated to providing high-quality homegrown local fruits and vegetables and memorable farm experiences.

This is especially achieved through their you-pick activities, which includes pumpkins in addition to a huge array of other items including apples, strawberries, flowers and more. During the fall, choose from orange or white pumpkins, munchkins, gourds and assorted winter squash.

Demarest Farms

244 Wiermus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

(201) 666-0472

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester Township, NJ 07930

(908) 879-7189

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