Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre farm owned and operated by the Mount family of Princeton. The location is easy to access via both I-95 and U.S. Route 206, and the farm is just a 10-minute drive from the Princeton University campus. The farm and orchards are open every day except for Christmas and New Year’s; and the wine tasting room is open year-round.
Year Round: (Apples, Baked Goods, Wine, Gift Baskets)
The farm store sells apples year round, though availability varies based on what’s ripening in the orchard and the shelf life of the varieties. The on-site bakery is best known for its delicious fruit pies, which are often sold as fundraisers for local schools and community organizations. Terhune Orchards wines include traditional reds and whites as well fruit wines like apple, blueberry and peach. Gift baskets of seasonal produce and wines can be customized and shipped to recipients across the country.
Fall: (Apple Picking, PYO Pumpkins, Cider, Fall Decor, Fall Festivals)
Beginning with Apple Day in mid-September, the orchard celebrates the season with fall festivities like live music, games and lots of apple-based fair food to enjoy outdoors. Family Fun Weekends continue through autumn with corn and hay bale mazes, apple picking, wagon rides and face painting for the kids. Seasonal fresh-pressed cider, cider donuts, and pumpkins, decorative gourds and Indian corn are also available.
Winter: (Bonfire, Wreaths, Bulb Baskets, Freesia)
Decorative wreaths are available throughout the winter. In January, Terhune Orchards celebrates the long winter nights with a warm bonfire and hot, spiced cider. The festival features traditional music and continues the old English tradition of warding off evil spirits and blessing the fields for spring. In the farm store, baskets of fresh tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs are ready to brighten your home; meanwhile, they mix tropical blooms like fragrant freesia into bouquets for purchase.
Spring: (Flowers, Strawberries, Asparagus, Kites)
The greenhouse offers ready-made hanging baskets as well as six-packs of annual flowers to transplant into your own garden as the temperatures warm. Spring also brings the beginning of pick-your-own season at Terhune Orchards, with asparagus and strawberries leading the way in May. Celebrate Easter with children at the Bunny Hunt, or try your hand at flying a new kite during the Kite Day festival, which also offers live music and wagon rides.
Summer: (Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes, Fruit, Vegetables)
Summer is high season at the farm, and the orchard picking schedule includes cherries, nectarines, peaches and blueberries. The farm store also offers fresh-picked produce like potatoes, beets and a wide variety of hard-to-find heirloom tomatoes. The greenhouse also has wonderful fresh herbs for cooking, or you can try growing some in your own garden. Seasonal activities include visits to see the barnyard animals and celebrations like the Firefly Festival; as well as the Blueberry Bash and the Just Peachy festival.