Gala apples available now- every day at the home farm on Cold Soil Rd.
Our Van Kirk Road Orchard opens on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-4
Pick-your-own apple season at Terhune Orchards arrives just in time for the beginning of the school year. Join us Labor Day weekend for the season’s kickoff at our Van Kirk Road orchard on Saturday, Sept. 2, Sunday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Van Kirk orchard will be open every day for apple picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, through October.
All of the trees in the 27- acre orchard are dwarf varieties which make them the perfect height to pick from for children and adults. The first apple varieties available for picking will be will be Jonamac and McIntosh. The beloved red, McIntosh is aromatic, cooks quickly and is easy to peel Jonamac is perfect for packing lunches. With a thin skin it is a great way to get all the nutrition from an apple. They take just a few moments to cut into wedges for snack time at school or the office. They are also one of our favorites for making applesauce- (Recipe below)
Throughout the season a dozen varieties will be available for pick-your-own at the Van Kirk orchard. Depending when you visit, you may find trees loaded with Empire, Fuji, Macoun, Granny Smith and Red and Golden Delicious. Be on the lookout for our customers’ favorite apple, the Stayman Winesap. It is usually ready for picking in early October. Call the farm store at 609-924-2310 to find out which varieties are available on the day you plan to visit. Pick your own apples are sold by the pound.
On weekend days throughout the fall, enjoy a free wagon ride through the orchards, too. Once you’ve picked the perfect apples, stop in our farm store on Cold Soil Rd. for other freshly harvest vegetables from the farm, baked goods and freshly pressed apple cider. No visit to Terhune Orchards is complete without apple cider donuts!
At the home farm on Cold Soil Rd. we will celebrate our abundant apple harvest with Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends from September 16 through October 29. During these seven fall weekends, a full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family.
Throughout the Pick Your Own Season you can pick:
Early Fuji– eat this sweet, crisp apple right out of hand
Empire– juicy, perfect for applesauce, pies, desserts
Fuji– very sweet, crisp, fresh eating, long storage life
Golden Delicious– sweet, pies, baking, freezing
Granny Smith – tart, all-purpose
Jonamac – peels easily, use in crisps and sauce
Jonathan– crisp, mildly tart, great for pie
Liberty– red skin, juicy flesh
McIntosh– aromatic, cooks quickly, easy to peel
Macoun– very crunchy, fresh eating, salads and sauces
Red Delicious– sweet, juicy, low acidity
Stayman Winesap– Our most popular apple, flavorful, tart, keeps well
Farm Hours for September
Farm Store- Mon-Wed 9am-6pm daily
Pick your Own at Van Kirk Rd. Orchard, 9 am – 5 p.m.
Trenton Farmers Market- Thursday through Saturday 9am -4:30pm