The Best Pick Your Own Farms In NJ

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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

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Strawberry farms are always ready for picking from mid-May to early June. Photo Credit: @iambiancalauren

Atlantic County

Blueberry Bill Farms
Family-run, pick your own blueberry farm when the season begins.
914 11th Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 839-4306

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
(609) 678-4129

DiMeo’s U-Pick Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Nursery Organic Growing Process
Pick your own blueberries will be available all summer during the months of June, July, and until late August.
3101 Nesco Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-5905

Lindsay’s Blueberry Farm Natural Growing Process
Blueberries are available starting mid-June or July.
436 Pleasant Mills Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-2474

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
(609) 965-9300 

Bergen County

Demarest Farms
Peaches in early July, apples, and pumpkins in early September.
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
(201) 666-0472

Burlington County

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
(609) 894-8630 

Honey Brook Organic Farm (Chesterfield Organic Orchards)
Pick your own strawberries will be available in June.
258 Crosswicks-Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
(609) 847-9066

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
(609) 654-8643

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
(609) 353-9000

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
(609) 267-4445

Strawberry Hill Farm
Pick your own from mid-July to November.
3 Waln Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
(609) 298-0823

Taylor’s Riverside Homestead Farm Organic (farmstand)
Blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, blackberries, pears, watermelons, pumpkins, and more.
5 Taylors Lane Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
(856) 829-4992

Wells’ Blueberry Farm
Pick your own blueberries during the summer.
466 Retreat Road, Southhampton Township, NJ 08088
(609) 859-2662

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
(609) 459-0121

Gloucester County

Mood’s Farm Market
Sweet cherries, blueberries, pears, white seedless grades, apples, and more.
901 Bridgeton Pike Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
(856) 478-2500

Hunterdon County

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
(908) 439-2318

Phillips Farms
Strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and more, depending on the season.
91 Crab Apple Hill Road, Milford, NJ 08848
(908) 995-0022

Peterson Family Farm
Various strawberry varieties are available. They have Christmas trees around the holidays too.
438 Quakertown Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 782-0707 

Mercer County

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
(609) 847-9066

Lee Turkey Farm
A variety of fruits and vegetables changes monthly.
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
(609) 448-0629

Terhune Orchards
Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, vegetables, flowers, and more.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-2310

Middlesex County

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 

Monmouth County

Battleview Orchards
Pick your own strawberries, sour cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, and pumpkins.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0756

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
(732) 977-3607

Morris County

Alstede Farms
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, peas, beans, and more.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7189

Hillview Farms
There are blueberries, peaches, zinnias, apples, and pumpkins, depending on the season.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette, NJ 07933
(908) 647-0957

Ort Farms
Pick your strawberries and pumpkins depending on the season.
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
(908) 876-3351

Stony Hill Farms
Depending on the season, pick your own apples, strawberries, pumpkins, and vegetables.
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-2908

Wightman Farms
Pick your own strawberries, peaches, cherries, nectarines, and apples (almost 30 varieties).
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 425-9819

Ocean County

Champion U-Pick Blueberry Farm
Call ahead in early June to see the status of the blueberries.
60 Cherry St., Whiting, NJ 08759
(732) 350-4467

Dewolf’s U Pick Farm – Closing
Beans, beets, blackberries, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peppers, and more.
58 West Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-6288

Emery’s Farm Certified Organic
U-pick blueberries should be available around mid-June.
346 Long Swamp Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-8514

Hallock’s U-Pick Farm
Strawberries, peas, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more.
38 Fischer Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-8847

Silverton Farms Organic
Strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and flowers.
1520 Silverton Rd, Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 244-2621

Passaic County

Farms View
Pick your own strawberries and pumpkins.
945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 839-1212

Somerset County

Snyder’s Farm
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
(732) 496-0441

Sussex County

Heaven Hill Farm
Pumpkins and more.
451 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
(973) 764-5144

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Depending on the season, you can pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and pumpkins.
565 US-206, Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-5055

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
Vegetables Early Most Active Late
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
Other Early Most Active Late
Everlastings, Flowers, Herbs
July 1 July 15 – Sept. 15 Oct. 1
** Late date is Oct. 15 or killing frost

 

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