Get in the Fall Spirit By Pumpkin Picking at These Local Patches


Fall is finally in the air here in South Orange! And, as everyone young and old is well-aware, there’s no better way to get in the autumn spirit than by going pumpkin picking as Halloween gets closer and closer.

If you’re ready to carve a pumpkin with the kids, paint it or just display it as some authentic fall décor in your Gaslight Commons apartment, then visit these farms that offer pumpkin picking this month. You better hurry though if you’re looking for that perfect pick!

Farms View, located at 945 Black Oak Ridge Rd, Wayne which is about 35 minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is normally a farmstand but transforms into a great destination for pumpkin picking once fall hits.

Here, you can pick your own pumpkins throughout October, and hayrides are offered on the weekends, which are a must for the full pumpkin picking experience. Besides pumpkins, you can also pick up Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, hay bales and more.

Alstede Farms, located at 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester which is about 40 minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, has been a staple of the community since 1982 and has become of the state’s most popular places to go pumpkin picking.

Besides pumpkin picking, there’s loads of other fall activities you can do here with the whole family including taking a hay wagon ride, trying your hand at the corn maze, visiting the petting zoo animals and picking up some farm goods from the store and bakery.


Farms View

945 Black Oak Ridge Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

(973) 839-1212


Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930

(908) 879-7189

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