Peach Picking in NJ: A Sweet Way To Spend The Afternoon

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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’s plenty of pick-your-own farms with peach trees ripe and ready from July through September. While opening day for peaches start at some farms now, 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, these farms in NJ have fruits and veggies all season, and these organic farms do pick-your-own too.

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Here are the 17 best locations for peach picking in NJ

Peach picking in North NJ

Alstede Farms
Picking: mid-July to mid-September
They recommend pre-purchasing tickets before arriving at the farm. The annual harvest calendar is a great reference when scheduling what to pick next.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7189

Demarest Farms
Picking: first week of July
Start July (and pie season) with peach picking at Demarest Farms. Also, don’t miss their apple and pumpkin picking in early September.
244 Wiermus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
(201) 666-0472

Hillview Farms
Picking: August

When peach picking begins, don’t miss getting a bunch of pick your own zinnias too. You can also buy local produce and foods at their General Store.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette, NJ 07933
(908) 647-0957

Stoneyfield Orchard
Picking: July/August
White and yellow peaches are available in July and August. Littles will love seeing cows and other animals on the farm, too.
5 Orchard Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-5209

Valley Crest Farm
Picking: mid-July

If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place to pick peaches, then Valley Crest is the place for you. Even better, every PYO purchase supports Valley Crest’s mission to donate fresh, nutritious produce to those in need.
14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833
(908) 238-9696

Wightman Farms
Picking: mid-July
Pick your own on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also a pick your own membership program that gives five months of access to the farm for picking your own fruit.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 425-9819

Peach picking in Central NJ

Battleview Orchards Country Market and Bakery
Picking: early varieties July 7-23, mid-season varieties July 21-August 4, late-season varieties August 4-September 12
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
(732) 462-0756

Eastmont Orchards
Picking: mid-July- 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
(732) 542-5404

Giamarese Farms & Orchards
Picking: July -September

Peaches aren’t the only fruit to pick when you’re here. At this family-owned farm, your family can pick strawberries, peas, apples, pumpkins, are more.
155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 821-9494

Lee Turkey Farm
Picking: coming soon  
Among the delicious peaches available soon, Lee Turkey Farm also offers cherries, broccoli, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, and plenty of other fruits and vegetables for you to pick throughout the summer season. Subscribe to Lee Turkey Farm or follow them on their Facebook page for more updates.
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
(609) 448-0629

Melick’s Town Farm
Picking:first week of July

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 so that you have a guaranteed spot.
472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830
(908) 832-2905

Terhune Orchards
Picking: late July-September
Did you know that Terhune Orchards has 28 varieties of peaches? The season is coming, and it is recommended to check their Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-2310

Peach picking in South NJ

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Picking: now

Park, pick, and enjoy peaches as well as sunflowers. Blackberry and sweet corn crops will also be available later in the summer.
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
(609) 353-9000

Mood’s Farm Market
Picking: mid-July through September, call ahead for exact dates and times

Cling, and Freestone yellow and white peaches are available. 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
(856) 478-2500

Phillips Farms
Picking: mid-July to mid-September
This working farm has not only a pick-your-own location but also a farmer’s market. You can also pick raspberries, apples, gooseberries, plums, pears, and more.
91 Crabapple Hill Road, Medford, NJ 08848
(908) 995-0022

Strawberry Hill Farm
Picking: begins mid-July 

Pick your peaches begins in mid-July. A row is generally open until it is picked out, and then it will close again until the next row is ready.
3 Waln Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
(609) 298-0823

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market – Washington location
Picking: mid-July – August 

Make sure you visit the Washington location for sweet peaches (their other location doesn’t have peaches), as well as pick your own raspberries, apples, and pumpkins.
438 Route 57 West, Washington Twp., NJ 07882
(732) 986-6816

What’s your favorite spot for peach picking in NJ? We would love to hear about your sweet experience!

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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.

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