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 in New Jersey 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)
9 Places for Cherry Picking in NJ:
Wednesdays-Mondays (closed Tuesdays)
Pick your own 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
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
Chesterfield Organic Orchards-Chesterfield
Check their Facebook page for hours
Pick your own cherries are available in early summer along with pick your own raspberries, blackberries, snap peas, currant, grape, and plum tomatoes, flowers, snap beans, edamame soybeans, okra, hot peppers, herbs, and tomatillos.
258 Crosswicks-Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Chesterfield Organic Orchards– Pennington
Check their Facebook page for hours
You’ll find the same PYO as the Chesterfield location, which includes cherries as well as raspberries, blackberries, snap peas, currant, grape, plum tomatoes, flowers, soybeans, okra, hot peppers, herbs, and tomatillos.
8 Elm Ridge Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
Lee Turkey Farm
Mondays-Sundays, 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, broccoli, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, 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
June through September, 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
Check the Facebook page for updates
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
Saturday and Sunday start in June
Sweet and sour cherries are available to be picked in June and July. Stoneyfield also offers pick-your-own strawberries, peaches, plums, apples, and pears.
5 Orchard Street, Belvedere, NJ 07823
Check the website for picking updates
Pick your own 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
Do you plan to go cherry picking in NJ? We would love to hear all about your experience!
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