Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon in New Jersey? Want to get out of the city and get a feel for life on the farm? New Jersey has a variety of family-friendly farms you can visit. You can stop in to buy some fresh produce or stay a while and do some apple picking. Many farms even feature farm animal encounters or other kid-friendly activities. Value Van & Car Rental recommends that you check out the following NJ farms. 

English Farm

Located in Liberty Corner, NJ, English Farm has been family owned and operated for eight generations. English Farm is open to the public from July through October. Depending on the season, you can visit the farm market, check out the farm animals, or during the fall season, take a hayride or explore the corn maze.

Cheesequake Farms

Seven days a week, you can find something to do year-round at Cheesequake Farms of Matawan, NJ. You can purchase your own greenhouse plants during the spring, fresh vegetables during the summer, pumpkins and cider in the fall, and Christmas trees and wreaths as winter approaches. Cheesequake Farms also features a petting zoo.  You can easily drive to Cheesequake Farms in your passenger van rental in less than an hour.

Ploch’s Farm

Established in 1867, this family-operated farm is a New Jersey staple and second-largest farm in its county. Like many other farms, you can buy fresh produce and partake in seasonal corn mazes or pumpkin picking. However, at Ploch’s Farm, you can enjoy a nice Gelotti Ice Cream or Italian Ice, perfect for a warm summer day.  This farm is located about 20 minutes north of Newark, NJ outside the town of Clifton.

New Jersey is full of farm fun. For a full list of farms in New Jersey, check out www.visitnjfarms.org.

If you need a rental car or 15 passenger van rental for your farm excursion, then be sure to contact Value Van & Car Rental of Newark, NJ.  Our passenger vans are perfect for a comfortable ride to the farm and for bringing back your bounty of fresh produce. Value Van & Car Rental features 15 passenger van rentals as well as 12 passenger van rental options. To reserve one today, call Value Van & Car Rental at (973) 792-0343 .