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Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm is historic, fun and rustic! The second location that the Johnson’s Family has proudly opened offers a wide variety of activities and scenic farmland views. 2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041. Tel: 609-353-9000. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Alstede Farms

1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ 07930. 908-879-7189. Offers an educational visit around the farm on a scenic hayride to the activity area (picking area, barn, or greenhouses). Fee.

America's Grow-a-Row

150 Pittstown Rd., Pittstown. NJ 08867. 908-331-2962. Grow-a-Row strives to bring fresh produce to “food deserts” where affordable fruits and vegetables are not widely available. From July-November, groups of children are needed to help pick product. Free.

Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse

369 Stamets Rd., Milford, NJ 08848. 908-864-7277. The farm makes cheese from the milk of their 50-60 grass-fed cows and bakes rustic breads. Take a one-hour walk through the milking parlor, creamery, bakery, cheese cave, and a hike up the hill to see the cows. Fee.

Cherry Grove Farm

3200 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrence Twp., NJ 08648. 609-895-1502. Take a guided stroll on this 480-acre sustainable dairy farm, complete with farm animals, pastures, and woodlands. Private tours include a mini cheese tasting. Fee.

Destination Country at Sunset View Farm

27 Pierce Rd., Lafayette, NJ 07848. 973-579-7382. Features a guided interpretive wooded nature walk, gardening activities, and farm animals. Fee.

Heaven Hill Farm

451 Rte. 94, Vernon, NJ 07462. 973-764-5144. Features a farm tour, tractor drawn hayride, and farm animals. Campers can learn about farming and how plants grow, plant a flower to take home, and learn the work habits of bees by viewing the working hives. Fee.

Von Thun's Country Farm Market

519 Ridge Rd. (Rte. 522), Monmouth Junction, NJ 08810. 732-329-8656. Features farm animals, agricultural education shed, pedal kart course, and straw maze. Fee.