We’re fortunate enough to live in the Garden State, and heading to pick your own farms in NJ is a welcome way to get nutrient-rich food and have a fun outing with the fam. Opening day for picking is mid-May, ending in October for most farms, so there are plenty of opportunities to pick fresh produce from spring to fall (check with each farm’s website to get specific dates, which can fluctuate based on the weather). Read on for the best pick your own farms in NJ and a calendar of New Jersey’s growing season to plan ahead to load up on your family’s favorites. And if you’re strictly organic, check our round-up of just organic U-pick farms in New Jersey. (featured photo credit: iStock.com/romrodinka)
Here are the best pick your own farms in NJ
Blueberry Bill Farms
Family-run, pick your own blueberry farm when the season begins.
914 11th Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Walking Bird Farm, previously known as B&B Farms Natural Growing Process
Strawberries (late May-June), blueberries (mid-June-July), and raspberries (fall).
250 S Mannheim Ave, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
Dimeo’s U-Pick Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Garden Center Natural Growing Process
A pick your own farm with blueberries available in early June.
3101 Nesco Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037
Lindsay’s Blueberry Farm Natural Growing Process
Blueberries are available starting mid-June or July.
436 Pleasant Mills Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037
Sahl’s Father Son Farm
Pick your own strawberries in May and a pumpkin patch in the fall.
420 West Pestalozzi Street, Galloway Twp., NJ 08215
Peaches in early July, apples, and pumpkins in early September.
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Haines Berry Farm
Starting in late June for blueberries and look out for their dry harvested cranberries in the fall.
98 Sheep Pen Hill Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068
Honey Brook Organic Farm (Chesterfield Organic Orchards)
Pick your own strawberries will be available in June.
258 Crosswicks-Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Johnsons Corner Farm
Strawberries, sugar snap peas, cherries, blueberries, and peaches are available for picking from mid-May to July.
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Strawberries and radishes starting May 20, and peaches, sunflowers, field flowers, and blackberries toward the end of June. In fall, there’s apple and pumpkin picking.
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
Specca Farms Pick Your Own
Strawberries, beets, peas, broccoli, kale, collards, fava beans, herbs, broccoli rabe, spinach, parsnips, spring brussel sprouts, saag, asparagus, and radishes start late spring into summer, and in fall, greens and veggies.
870 Jacksonville Mt. Holly Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Strawberry Hill Farm
Pick your own from mid-July to November.
3 Waln Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Taylor’s Riverside Homestead Farm Organic (farmstand)
Blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, blackberries, pears, watermelons, pumpkins, and more.
5 Taylors Lane Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Wells’ Blueberry Farm
Pick your own blueberries during the summer.
466 Retreat Road, Southhampton Township, NJ 08088
Cape May County
Beach Plum Farm ( I don’t see any pick your own info)
Swiss chard, arugula, radish, lettuce, carrots, spinach, cilantro, parsley, dill, and more.
140 Stevens Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Mood’s Farm Market
Sweet cherries, blueberries, pears, white seedless grades, apples, and more.
901 Bridgeton Pike Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Melick’s Town Farm
A pick your own farm with apples, strawberries, peaches, pumpkins, and flowers.
PYO Strawberries and Flowers at 170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858; Orchards: 472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830
Strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and more, depending on the season.
91 Crab Apple Hill Road, Milford, NJ 08848
Peterson Family Farm
Various strawberry varieties are available. They have Christmas trees around the holidays too.
438 Quakertown Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
Honey Brook Organic Farm (Chesterfield Organic Orchards)
Pick your own strawberries, and check their site for other PYO opportunities coming out soon.
8 Elm Ridge Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
Lee Turkey Farm
A variety of fruits and vegetables changes monthly.
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, vegetables, flowers, and more.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
Pick your own berries, snap peas, pumpkins, and apples at different times throughout the year.
Washington- 438 Route 57 West, Washington Twp., NJ 07882 (732) 986-6816
South Brunswick- 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 (732) 329-8656
Pick your own strawberries, sour cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, and pumpkins.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Happy Day Farms
Blueberries (late June), raspberries (mid-June), lavender viewing (mid-June), sunflowers (July 4 weekend), pumpkins (September), and more.
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, peas, beans, and more.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
There are blueberries, peaches, zinnias, apples, and pumpkins, depending on the season.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette, NJ 07933
Pick your strawberries and pumpkins depending on the season.
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Stony Hill Farms
Depending on the season, pick your own apples, strawberries, pumpkins, and vegetables.
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930
Pick your own strawberries, peaches, cherries, nectarines, and apples (almost 30 varieties).
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
Champion U-Pick Blueberry Farm
Call ahead in early June to see the status of the blueberries.
60 Cherry St., Whiting, NJ 08759
Dewolf’s U Pick Farm – Closing
Beans, beets, blackberries, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peppers, and more.
58 West Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Emery’s Farm Certified Organic
U-pick blueberries should be available around mid-June.
346 Long Swamp Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Hallock’s U-Pick Farm
Strawberries, peas, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more.
38 Fischer Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Silverton Farms Organic
Strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and flowers.
1520 Silverton Rd, Toms River, NJ 08755
Pick your own strawberries and pumpkins.
945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
U-pick tulips (May), Strawberries (starts in late May), blueberries (begins in late June), and pumpkins (starts in late September).
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
Heaven Hill Farm
Pumpkins and more.
451 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Depending on the season, you can pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and pumpkins.
565 US-206, Newton, NJ 07860
The best time to go to pick your own farms in NJ
To help you find the best growing seasons and availability of fruits and veggies in New Jersey, we’ve included the picking calendar below found on Find Jersey Fresh. And for the most accurate information on the harvest, hours of operation, and daily picking availability, it’s best to call or visit the website of the New Jersey farm on the morning of your visit.
|Fruits & Berries||Early||Most Active||Late|
|Strawberries||May 15||June 1 – June 10||June 15|
|Cherries||June 5||June 5 – June 25||June 30|
|Blueberries||June 15||July 5 – Aug. 10||Aug. 15|
|Plums||July 1||July 15 – Aug. 15||Sept. 30|
|Red Raspberries – Traditional||July 1||July 5 – July 21||Aug. 1|
|Peaches, Nectarines||July 15||July 20 – Sept. 1||Oct. 10|
|Apples||August 15||Sept. 1 – Nov. 25||Dec. 31|
|Blackberries||July 5||July 15 – July 30||Aug. 15|
|Pears||Aug. 1||Aug 10. – Aug 31||Sept. 5|
|Raspberries – Fall Bearing||Aug. 15||Sept. 1 – Sept 20||Oct. 15|
|Grapes||Aug. 25||Sept. 10 – Sept. 20||Sept. 30|
|Cranberries||Oct. 5||Oct. 5 – Nov. 15||Dec. 31|
|Spinach||April 15||May 5 – June 25||Nov. 15|
|Asparagus||Apr. 20||May 1 – May 30||June 15|
|Lettuce – Late Spring||May 20||May 20 – July 15||Oct. 15|
|Collards||May 20||Aug. 20 – Oct. 31||Nov. 30|
|Broccoli||June 1||June 10 – July 1||July 1|
|Peas||June 5||June 15 – June 25||July 5|
|Beets||May 15||July 1 – Oct. 31||Nov. 30|
|Cabbage||May 25||June 10 – Oct. 31||Nov. 30|
|Snap Beans||June 15||June 20 – July 20||Oct. 31|
|Squash||June 15||June 25 – Sept. 1||Oct. 15|
|Onions||June 20||June 25 – July 31||Oct. 31|
|Cucumbers||June 25||July 5 – Aug. 15||Sept. 30|
|Sweet Corn||June 25||July 5 – Aug. 31||Sept. 5|
|Peppers||June 25||July 15 – Oct. 31||Oct. 31|
|Tomatoes**||June 20||July 10 – Sept. 15||Oct. 5|
|Eggplant**||July 10||July 20 – Sept. 30||Oct. 15|
|Lima Beans||June 15||July 15 – Aug. 31||Oct. 31|
|Potatoes||July 1||July 20 – Sept. 30||Dec. 15|
|Okra**||July 15||Aug. 15 – Sept. 15||Oct. 15|
|Lettuce – Early Fall||Sept. 1||Sept 15. – Oct. 15||Oct. 15|
|Cauliflower||Oct. 5||Oct. 5 – Nov. 20||Nov. 30|
|Pumpkins||Sept. 15||Oct. 1 – Oct. 10||Oct. 10|
Everlastings, Flowers, Herbs
|July 1||July 15 – Sept. 15||Oct. 1|
|** Late date is Oct. 15 or killing frost|
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