There’s nothing sweeter than peach picking in NJ, and having these fruits fresh off the tree can be a fun and delicious way to spend the day with the fam. And luckily, in New Jersey, there are plenty of pick-your-own farms with peach trees ripe and ready from July through September. While opening day for peaches starts at some farms beginning of July, it’s best to call ahead or go online for the exact timing of openings and to make reservations (most require purchasing tickets online). Read on for the farms with the juiciest peach picking in NJ, and if you want more PYO, check out our guide to picking farms in NJ and organic farms that have pick-your-own too. (featured photo credit: Istock/nata_zhekova)
Here are the 15 best locations for peach picking in NJ
Peach picking in North NJ
Picking is early-July to mid-September
For peach picking and to beat the crowds at this popular farm, it’s best to pre-purchase tickets before arriving. The annual harvest calendar is a great reference when scheduling what to pick next.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Picking starts at the beginning of July
Start gathering those pie recipes so you’re ready for peach picking at Demarest Farms. Also, don’t miss their apple and pumpkin picking in early September.
244 Wiermus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Picking begins in August
Along with peach picking, you can also pick a bunch of zinnias. Don’t forget to load up on local produce and foods at their General Store.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette, NJ 07933
Picking is July and August
White and yellow peaches are available in July and August. Littles will love seeing cows and other animals on the farm too. While you’re there, pick a few plums to go with your peaches.
5 Orchard Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Picking starts at the end of June
Pick your own on Saturdays and Sundays. Make sure you call before you go on Sunday to check that they have enough fruit left to be open. There is also a membership program that gives five months of access to the farm for picking your own fruit.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
Picking is July and August
This working farm has a pick-your-own location and a farmer’s market. You can also pick raspberries, apples, gooseberries, plums, and pears.
564 Milford-Warren Glen Road, Milford, NJ 08848
Peach picking in Central NJ
Battleview Orchards Country Market and Bakery
Picking is from late June to September
Battleview Orchards is known as the oldest pick-your-own farm in New Jersey, and each bite of one of the treats at their country store (pies, apple cider, and cider donuts) will have you tasting a bit of history. Check the farm’s Facebook page for picking updates.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Picking is from mid-July to September
Peaches and nectarines are available for picking in mid-July. They are a variety of peaches, including Sentry, Cresthaven, and Encore.
181 County Road, 537 East, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Lee Turkey Farm
Picking starts mid-July
Among the delicious peaches, Lee Turkey Farm also offers plenty of other fruits and vegetables for you to pick throughout the summer. Subscribe to Lee Turkey Farm or follow their Facebook page for more updates.
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Melick’s Town Farm
Picking season is from July to September
There are over 5,000 peach trees with 30 varieties of both yellow and white peaches. Be sure to reserve your picking date and time to have a guaranteed spot.
472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830
Picking is July to September
Did you know that Terhune Orchards has 28 varieties of peaches? In addition to picking your own, they have lots of events, including a peach festival in August. Be sure to check their Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Peach picking in South NJ
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Picking starts in July
Park, pick and enjoy peaches as well as sunflowers. Blackberry and sweet corn crops will also be available in the summer.
2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041
Mood’s Farm Market
Picking is from early July to mid-September
Moods has many varieties for picking yellow and white peaches. Pick the peaches that are firm with a red, rosy color, and they will ripen after they are picked.
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Strawberry Hill Farm
Picking begins mid-July
Pick your peaches begins in mid-July. A row is generally open until picked out, then it will close again until the next row is ready.
3 Waln Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Von Thun’s Country Farm Market – Washington location
Picking is mid-July to August
Make sure you visit the Washington location for sweet peaches (their other site doesn’t have peaches) and pick your own raspberries, apples, and pumpkins.
438 Route 57 West, Washington Twp., NJ 07882
What’s your favorite spot for peach picking in NJ? We would love to hear about your sweet experience!
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