What is the Picking Season and What are Your Hours?
The orchard is open to pick-your-own customers beginning around Mid-July and usually ending with the completion of October.
The standard hours for the orchard are 9AM – 5PM on weekdays and 9AM – 6PM on Saturday & Sunday, YOU MUST ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSE.
Our hours are highly dependent upon weather and supply conditions.
Under some circumstances, we may be forced to open late or close early. Remember, ALWAYS CALL (732-542-5404) JUST PRIOR TO LEAVING or check our Facebook page.
Do You Close If It’s Raining?
In the event of rain, it is at our discretion to close pending the amount/severity of the rain or passing shower. If you are traveling from a distance on a day that inclement weather is predicted, we advise planning an alternate day to come to our farm.
How Do I Get to Eastmont Orchards?
Get Directions Here
Our physical address is:
321 Route 537
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Please use the following address when coming to visit, as it will take straight to our entrance:
181 County Rd 537 East
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Or put ‘Eastmont Orchards’ into your GPS system.
How Do You Charge For The Fruit and What Are The Prices?
Eastmont charges by the pound for everything except sunflowers, honey, jam, and straw bales. We can not list the prices online due to the fact that they may change from year to year, or perhaps even midseason. For the most up to date prices on some of the produce we are picking, call 732-542-5404 or click here for Facebook. The phone message is updated every day during the PYO season.
Is There an Entrance Fee?
No, but we do not allow you to sample the fruit, and you must pay for what you pick.
Is There a Discount for Senior Citizens?
No, we do not offer any discounts.
What Happens if I Pick Too Much Fruit?
You are responsible to pay for all the fruit you and your party pick! Please be conscientious of how much fruit your group is picking.
How Long Does it Take to Go Apple/Peach Picking?
It depends on how long you want to spend in the orchard…some people take less than 20 minutes while some people spend an hour or more. Please keep in mind that you must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing time to pick your fruit; picking ends at closing time that day.
Do You Offer Pre Picked Fruit?
Once in a while, we have pre-picked peaches or apples available. Unfortunately, we cannot offer this service on a regular basis.
We do have fresh summer and fall vegetables for sale at our stand, along with pre-picked pumpkins and gourds in the fall. We also sell local jars of honey and jam.
Do You Have Food Available?
On the weekends, we occasionally have food vendors.
Is Outside Food Allowed in the Orchard?
No, as a rule, we do not allow picnicking. Water and snacks for small children are permitted. Please don’t litter, as we provide trash bins on the premises.
Can You Bring A Picnic Lunch to the Orchard?
We do not allow picnics on our property. There is a beautiful park (Dorbrook Park) located around the corner from us that has picnic facilities.
Can You Sample the Fruit or Eat Before Paying?
All fruit must be purchased and washed before consumption. We appreciate your compliance.
Is Your Farm Organic?
We are NOT an organic farm. Eastmont Orchards follows the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) guidelines set forth by the state and federal governments. The guidelines dictate the use of pesticides based on the observation of diseases and insects.
Are Pets Allowed?
Pets are NOT allowed. Service dogs are always welcome.
Do You Have Public Restrooms?
Yes, we have clean portable toilets with hand sanitizer placed near the parking area. There is no running water available. If you are unable to find them, please ask someone in a red Eastmont Orchards shirt
Do You Provide a Place for Handwashing?
Our portable bathrooms are supplied with hand sanitizer.
What Attire is Appropriate for the Farm? Do the Fields get Muddy?
It would be a good idea to wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes; old boots are recommended on wet days. The fields might be wet, but not muddy.
Are There Bugs or Bees in the Orchard?
Yes! It is an outside experience. Please pack bug spray and sunscreen according to your needs.
What do I Need to Know About Parking?
All the orchard parking is on grassy fields. The distance to the entrance will depend on the crowds that arrive to pick. We do our best to layout our parking lots in the most convenient manner.
Parking procedure on the weekdays, unless we are busy, you will be parking along a rope fence in an open field. On the weekends, you will be directed by parking attendants.
Do You Have Handicapped Parking?
Although we don’t have designated handicapped parking, you can let an employee know you need special parking upon entering the lot, and they will do their best to park you closer to the entrance.
All the orchard is on grassy terrain; it will be as if you are on your lawn at home. Although it is uneven, you are still able to traverse with a wheelchair, walker, or any other mobility devices. We do our best to accommodate rides to those who need them on the weekdays, but .
Are Strollers Allowed in the Orchard?
Yes, please just be courteous of other pickers. Pushing a stroller in the orchard will be similar to pushing it in your yard. The orchard is only slightly hilly in some areas.
Do We Need to Bring Our Own Bags?
As of July 2020, we will still be providing plastic bags free of charge. Please check back here before your next visit for updated information. The bags provided hold about 20 lbs safely, Peach bags hold the same when full. Be careful not to overfill the bags, as they could break and/or cause bruising on the bottom of the fruits. DO NOT PICK MORE THAN YOU CAN PAY FOR.
Can I Use My Reusable Bags?
Yes, however if you are concerned about the weight please have them weighed at checkout PRIOR to picking. Be careful not to overfill the bags, as they could break and/or cause bruising on the bottom of the fruits. DO NOT PICK MORE THAN YOU CAN PAY FOR.
Are Backpacks Allowed in the Orchard?
Backpacks and large bags are NOT permitted in the orchards.
Can You Accommodate Large Groups?
Yes, and Buses are allowed.
Please click here for more information.
Do You Have Educational Tours for School Groups?
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Are Buses Allowed?
Please click here if you are coming mid-week and are interested in learning more about educational opportunities.
Can You Hold a Professional Photoshoot in the Orchard?
By appointment only. Please click here for more information.
Can We Bring Our Drone to Fly Over the Orchard?
No drones are permitted.
Can You Accommodate a Wedding or Special Events?
At this time, we cannot accommodate weddings or special events in the orchard.