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 so you know when you can load up on your family’s favorites. And if you’re strictly organic, look at our round-up of 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 (end of May-June) and blueberries (mid-June-July).
250 S Mannheim Ave, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
DiMeo’s U-Pick Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Nursery Organic Growing Process
Pick your own blueberries will be available all summer during June, July, and until late August.
3101 Nesco 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
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 mid-May, and peaches, sunflowers, field flowers, and blackberries toward the end of June. In the 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
Wells’ Blueberry Farm
Pick your own blueberries during the summer.
466 Retreat Road, Southhampton Township, NJ 08088
Cape May County
Littleworth Tree Farm
Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries during the summer.
1957 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, New Jersey 08270
Stiles Farm and Nursery
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, and peaches.
172 South Delsea Dr, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Mood’s Farm Market
Sweet cherries, blueberries, pears, white seedless grades, apples, and more.
901 Bridgeton Pike Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Fruits, plants, sunflowers, and pumpkins
1564 Commissioners Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Various fruits and vegetables.
419 Elk Road, Monroeville, NJ, 08343
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 start in June, peaches in July, and apples and pumpkins in the fall.
438 Quakertown Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
Bonacorsi Berry Farm
Strawberries, sugar snap peas, raspberries, blueberries, and sometimes tart cherries.
662 Pittstown Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Lee Turkey Farm
A variety of fruits and vegetables changes monthly.
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, asparagus, flowers, and more.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Chickadee Creek Farm Organic
Various fruits and vegetables starting in June.
80 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534
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
Giamarese Farm & Orchards
Strawberries, peas, spring greens, peaches, nectarines, apples, pumpkins, and fall greens.
155 Fresh Ponds Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Pick your strawberries, sour cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, and pumpkins.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Happy Day Farms
Blueberries (June 24), raspberries (June 10), lavender viewing (June 10), sunflowers (June 30), pumpkins (September), and more.
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
Apples, peaches, and pumpkins.
181 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, peas, beans, and more.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Depending on the season, there are blueberries, peaches, zinnias, apples, and pumpkins.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette, NJ 07933
Pick your strawberries, sunflowers, apples, and pumpkins, depending on the season.
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Stony Hill Farms
Pick your own apples, strawberries, pumpkins, and vegetables, depending on the season.
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
Blueberries season starts in June.
60 Cherry St., Whiting, NJ 08759
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
Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Depending on the season, you can pick 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 – August 10||August 15|
|Plums||July 1||July 15 – August 15||September 30|
|Red Raspberries – Traditional||July 1||July 5 – July 21||August 1|
|Peaches, Nectarines||July 15||July 20 – September 1||October 10|
|Apples||August 15||September 1 – November 25||December 31|
|Blackberries||July 5||July 15 – July 30||August 15|
|Pears||August 1||August 10. – August 31||September 5|
|Raspberries – Fall Bearing||August 15||September 1 – September 20||October 15|
|Grapes||August 25||September 10 – September 20||September 30|
|Cranberries||October 5||October 5 – November 15||December 31|
|Spinach||April 15||May 5 – June 25||November 15|
|Asparagus||April 20||May 1 – May 30||June 15|
|Lettuce – Late Spring||May 20||May 20 – July 15||October 15|
|Collards||May 20||August 20 – October 31||November 30|
|Broccoli||June 1||June 10 – July 1||July 1|
|Peas||June 5||June 15 – June 25||July 5|
|Beets||May 15||July 1 – October 31||November 30|
|Cabbage||May 25||June 10 – October 31||November 30|
|Snap Beans||June 15||June 20 – July 20||October 31|
|Squash||June 15||June 25 – September 1||October 15|
|Onions||June 20||June 25 – July 31||October 31|
|Cucumbers||June 25||July 5 – August 15||September 30|
|Sweet Corn||June 25||July 5 – August 31||September 5|
|Peppers||June 25||July 15 – October 31||October 31|
|Tomatoes**||June 20||July 10 – September 15||October 5|
|Eggplant**||July 10||July 20 – September 30||October 15|
|Lima Beans||June 15||July 15 – August 31||October 31|
|Potatoes||July 1||July 20 – September 30||December 15|
|Okra**||July 15||August 15 – September 15||October 15|
|Lettuce – Early Fall||September 1||September 15. – October 15||October 15|
|Cauliflower||October 5||October 5 – November 20||November 30|
|Pumpkins||September 15||October 1 – October 10||October 10|
Everlastings, Flowers, Herbs
|July 1||July 15 – September 15||October 1|
|** Late date is October 15, or killing frost|
What’s your favorite pick your own farms in NJ?
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