Apple Picking at Terhune Orchards

Like most New Englanders, I have very fond memories of apple picking with family and friends. I even remember my first time to an apple orchard! I was in kindergarten, and our class had spent the previous week making bags to put our apples in and learning about how apples grow. Since then, apple picking has always had a special place in my heart.

Baby apples:

When I realized that PhillyBoy and I had never been apple picking together, I knew we had to remedy that right away. It helped that Heather and I were due for a visit, and there was an apple orchard exactly one hour from each of us. So last Saturday Heather, Mark, PB and I headed to the farm! Terhune Orchards is located right outside of Princeton, NJ and offers apple picking Monday-Sunday from 9 AM- 5 PM. Their Pick-Your-Own orchard is on Van Kirk Road, just a few miles away from their main area.

Heather & Mark:

PB and I:

The orchard had several different varieties of apples, and PB and Mark helped us navigate them. I made PB try almost every kind of apple available before picking any apples, which unfortunately ensures he is appled out for the season. 7 apples in a day can do that to someone. Heather and I had the chance to catch up while collecting apples for ourselves. By now she is an old friend, and it was so nice to see her!

Around the corner at the main Terhune Farm, they offer various foods and activities for families including pumpkin painting and cider donuts, apple cider and caramel apples. We headed there after apple picking where I enjoyed a cider donut and some hot cider. The four of us stood around and chatted as the guinea fowl took over our area.

Piece of my delicious cider donut:

Guinea Fowl:

It was a great day and a great way to celebrate fall. What better way to enjoy the fall crisp air than to head to a Pick-Your-Own orchard and collect some fresh and healthy apples? Of course, apples are now in season so they will taste much better now than at any other time of year. Plan your apple picking trip now before the season ends!

Thanks Heather and Mark, we had a great day!

The four of us:


Now what does one do with 7 lbs of apples? Ideas?


14 responses to “Apple Picking at Terhune Orchards

  1. GREAT DAY!! Great to meet you, Heather and Mark!!! The Spicy Sesame noodles we bought turned out great by the way!

  2. SUCH a fun time!! Love that all of you met up šŸ™‚

  3. My husband and I went apple picking this weekend too! It was lots of fun. He requested pie so I used some of them in that. I think I’m going to try making applesauce with the rest.

  4. I actually do have an idea…a woman at work told me to core an apple, fill it with cinnamon and then microwave it for 5-10 minutes depending on the size. Then you can scoop out (healthy) tasty deliciousness!

  5. Aw, what a group. This looks like tons of fun!

  6. All this apple talk and yet no mention of battle apple. šŸ™‚

  7. i need to go apple picking asap! are you going to make an apple pie with all those apples?

  8. What a clever idea for an orchard! Looks like a great time šŸ™‚

  9. how fun! great pictures! you are so pretty!!

  10. Thanks for the great fall idea, I really want to do this! And what a nice compliment from natalie above heh.

  11. You guys look all cute and fall like!

    I’ve never been apple picking before šŸ˜¦ It’s on my list of things to do though! Too bad Apples don’t grow anywhere near FL

  12. The whole wheat apple muffins I made about a month ago where fantastic- I’ll find the link for you…

  13. So fun! Your camera takes great pics!

  14. I grew up going to Terhune Orchards every Columbus Day! So fun!

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