Cherry Picking in NJ: A Quick, But Tasty Summer Picking Season


Sour cherries, tree-ripened cherries, pie cherries, and more are ready for the picking, but don’t wait—the season for cherry picking in NJ is quick. Opening day for cherries typically begins in mid-June, and it can last briefly in some locations (even as short as a week), so if you’re looking to pick your own, now would be the time to make a plan. And if you miss the cherries, don’t worry—there are more PYO fruits and veggies all summer (check out our guide to pick your own farms and organic U-pick farms for info). Ready to cherry-pick these delectable fruits? Here are the best locations for cherry-picking in NJ. (featured photo credit: istock/Yana Tatevosian)

7 Places for Cherry Picking in NJ

Battleview Orchards
Cherry Picking is expected in mid-June
Pick sour cherries along with strawberries, peaches, and nectarines during the summer. Keep up to date on picking times by following the Battleview Orchards Facebook page.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Fruitwood Orchards Honey Farm
Picking expected for June, call for up-to-date picking information
You can pick your own tree-ripened cherries here, but also look for PYO strawberries and local honey.
419 Elk Road, Monroeville, NJ 08343

Lee Turkey Farm
Cherry season is expected to begin in June. Follow them on their Facebook page for more updates.
Lee Turkey Farm offers delectable cherries for picking in June. But don’t worry if you miss it—there are strawberries, apples, and plenty of other fruits and vegetables for you to pick throughout the summer season.
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520

Mood’s Farm Market
Expected mid to late June; call ahead for exact dates and times

You can pick your own sweet cherries and pie cherries at this farm. Blueberries, pears, white seedless grades, apples, and more are also available to pick throughout the year.
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Rowand’s Farm
Expected to start mid-June
In a few weeks, the main orchard will have Sweet Red cherries, Yellow/Red Blush Rainiers, and Sour Pie cherries for you to pick. And don’t miss their homemade cherry pies available at the farm store. 
295 Greentree Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Stoneyfield Orchard
Saturday and Sunday starting in mid-June

Sour cherries can be picked starting in mid-June. Stoneyfield also offers pick-your-own strawberries, peaches, apples, and pears.
5 Orchard Street, Belvedere, NJ 07823

Terhune Orchards
Cherry picking starts in mid-June; check the website for updates. 
Pick sweet cherries in mid-June and tart cherries in late June. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, vegetables, flowers, and more are also available.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

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