Strawberry Picking in NJ: The 30+ Best Farms For Some Sweetness

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Get ready—it’s time for strawberry picking in NJ, and while the 2024 season is short for picking (mid-May through June), it’s chock full of family fun. Besides picking fresh strawberries off the vine, many farms have festivals and lots of kid-friendly activities, making for a whole day outing. Keep in mind that because it’s hard to pinpoint the exact date strawberries are ripe for the picking (and cold weather snaps don’t help), you should call or check the farm’s website before making a plan. Scroll down for the best farms and fields for strawberry picking in NJ, and if you are feeling hungry, check out Farmers’ Markets in NJ, too. (feature photo credit: istock/jarih)

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Von Thun Farms
Von Thun Farms in Warren County is your family’s destination for u-pick and family fun this season. Their u-pick strawberries are expected to be ready starting Memorial Day Weekend (please call first before coming as crop conditions can change) through the middle of June. Picking hours are 9 AM – 5 PM on weekends and 10 AM – 5 PM on weekdays, and the last admission is a half hour before the fields close. Make sure to join them on the first two weekends of June for their Strawberry Festivals, which feature food trucks, face painting, hayrides, and 20+ family-friendly activities. Visit their Instagram or website.
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882 – 908-689-3761

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Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm is excited to kick off our 2024 season with the sweetest fruit of all – strawberries. Our strawberry picking season begins on May 17, so mark your calendars and get ready for a fun-filled day of adventure and deliciousness. The purchase of a Park & Pick ticket will guarantee you access to the strawberry patch during your selected time slot on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. Join us on May 25 & 26 and June 1 & 2 for our Berry Bash Festival, where we will celebrate the peak of strawberry season with live music, our Farmhouse Grill, a local brewery on site, and MORE! And if you can’t make it during our festival weekends, don’t worry – our strawberry season will continue through mid-June.
2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041 – (609) 353-9000

Strawberry Picking Farms And Fields Around New Jersey

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When you are strawberry picking in NJ, don’t forget to check out Snyder’s Farm. Photo Credit: Snyder’s Farm

Strawberry Picking in NJ – North Jersey

Alstede Farms
Time slots are available from June 1-28
Strawberry picking lasts most of June, and they also have weekly events featuring hayrides and games for kids. Make sure you grab your PYO Entry Ticket for picking before you go.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ, 07930

Bonacorsi Family Farm
Opens in early June 
The farm offers a variety of strawberries along with sugar snap peas, raspberries, blueberries, and tart cherries.
662 Pittstown Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 

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Strawberries are available mid-late May through mid-June.
Before or after picking, stop by and say “hi” to the animals, such as miniature donkeys, goats, chickens, and horses. Call ahead for the exact date when fields are open for u-pick.
945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Melick’s Town Farm
Open 7 days a week; strawberry picking is estimated to start on May 13

This farm has U-pick fields behind their farm store. Say hi to their resident potbelly pig and stock up on other farm goodies like fresh pies, fruits, veggies, and meats while you’re there.
PYO Strawberries and Flowers at 170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858

Ort Farms
May 25-June 16
The end of May kicks off the picking season with lots of activities, such as food trucks, hayrides, pony rides, and live music after picking. You must buy tickets in advance. 
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Phillips Farms
Late May

Pick your own season for strawberries is expected to start in late May. Stop by their farmstand afterward for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and goods.
564 Milford-Warren Glen Road, Milford, NJ 08848

Peterson Family Farm
Opens the first week of June 

You can pick from several strawberry varieties while snapping photos of the historic barn that dates back to the 1800s.
438 Quakertown Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Snyder’s Farm
Strawberry picking begins May/June
If you are ready for delicious strawberry picking in NJ, the Snyder’s Farm U-pick season typically starts in May. And good to know—it’s cash only, and there is an ATM on the property if needed. 
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Stony Hill Farms
Starting June 1
Pick your own apples, strawberries, pumpkins, berries, and vegetables, depending on the season.
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-2908

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Opening in early June for strawberry picking; check for updates
After picking as many berries as you can carry, this farm offers a list of recipes for you to use them in, like strawberry pie or kid-friendly strawberry daiquiris. The greenhouse is also open, with colorful hangers that will catch anyone’s eye.
565 Route 206 North, Andover, NJ, 07821

VonThun Farms (Washington location)
Strawberry Season is expected to start May 25

If you love fresh strawberries, you can’t miss the farm Strawberry Festival on June 1-2 and June 8-9. There’ll be strawberry picking, face painting, an activity area, hayrides, and more fun.
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ, 07882

Wightman Farms
Opening in June for strawberry picking; check for updates
Keep checking for the opening PYO dates, where you can find strawberries, peaches, cherries, and nectarine crops. Their farm store will also feature fresh-picked fruit and more.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960

Strawberry Picking in NJ – Central Jersey

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Strawberry picking at VonThun Farms is one of our faves—including their Strawberry Festival!

Battleview Orchards Country Market and Bakery
Strawberry picking opening day announcement around mid-May; check the farm’s Facebook page.
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.
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ, 07728
(732) 462-0756

Giamarese Farm & Orchards
Strawberry Picking from late May to June
Strawberries, peas, spring greens, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.
155 Fresh Ponds Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 821-9494 

Hallock’s U-Pick Farm
Strawberry picking is expected in mid-May

While they’re known for multiple u-pick fruits and veggies, strawberry season is one of their most popular. The expected opening is in mid-May, and you can also purchase plants and perennials.
38 Fischer Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-8847

Lee Turkey Farm
Strawberry season is expected to begin in June
Among the delectable strawberries available in June, Lee Turkey Farm also offers cherries, broccoli, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, and plenty of other fruits and vegetables to pick throughout the summer season.
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520
(609) 448-0629; Follow them on their Facebook page for more updates.

Peterson Family Farm
Opening the first week of June 
Strawberry picking is fun for all ages at Peterson Family Farm. With strawberry varieties like Earliglow, Jewel, and All-Star available, you’re sure to leave with a bucket full of red, ripe berries that you can preserve later or eat while they’re fresh.
438 Quakertown Road, Flemington, NJ, 08822
(908) 782-1682 or (908) 878-7303

Phillips Farms
Opening Day in June; check the website for updates 
After picking strawberries, feel free to sample Philips Farms’ delicious, sugar-free fruit spreads, ciders, jams, and other goods they offer in their market.
564 Milford-Warren Glen Road (Rt. 519)
Milford, NJ, 08848
(908) 995-0022

Terhune Orchards
Strawberry season is from late May to early June
With plenty of educational activities for kids and a winery for adults, Terhune Orchards has something for the whole family to enjoy. Keep an eye out for more information on the farm’s fun strawberry-themed events, including a reading event for kids with stories read aloud about how strawberries grow.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540
(609) 924-2310

Tindall Farms
Check their Facebook page for picking updates

Strawberry picking is in late May and early June. Visit their Facebook page for updates on crops, hours, and dates. 
1201 Old Trenton Rd,. West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 631-8086

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market (Monmouth Junction)
Strawberry season is from late May through early June

Besides picking strawberries, make sure you don’t miss this farm’s special summer events, such as the Strawberry Festival.
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852
(732) 329-8656

Strawberry Picking in NJ – South

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Strawberry picking in NJ is fun and delicious. Photo Credit: Snyder’s Farm

Chesterfield Organic Orchards
Open now for strawberry picking

Pick your own strawberries along with persimmons, pawpaws, and figs. Check their Facebook page for exact dates. 
258 Crosswicks-Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
(609) 847-9066

Walking Bird Farm (formerly B&B Farms) 
Strawberry picking from late May to mid-June
Strawberries start here in late May, and you can also visit their farm shop for fresh veggies and fruit they grow.
250 S Mannheim Ave, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
(609) 678-4129

Fruitwood Farms
Check their Facebook page for updates
Pick strawberries in May and cherries in June. Pumpkins are available at their roadside stand in the fall. 
419 Elk Road, Monroeville, NJ, 08343 
(856) 881-7748 

Johnson’s Corner Farm
Strawberry season is expected to run from mid-May-mid-June
Take a farm tour on a hayride, or enjoy some delicious soft-serve ice cream on hot days at Johnson’s Corner Farm. After you pick your bounty, check out the comprehensive recipe list online to see what you can make with any fruit or other crops you pick.
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ, 08055
(609) 654-8643

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
The farm reopens on May 17

The strawberry patch opens for picking in mid-May. They have season passes available, too.
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
(609) 353-9000

Littleworth Tree Farm
Harvest expected in May
This farm has blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries for picking. Strawberries are expected in late May, so keep an eye on their website for updates. 
1957 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, New Jersey 08270
(609) 628-3346

Rowand’s Farm 
Strawberry picking in late May and early June
Start the season with some strawberry picking and pick cherries later in mid-June.
295 Greentree Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 589-9234

Sahl’s Father Son Farm
Open for the season by appointment only

The strawberry season opens in mid-May, with time slots available for picking by appointment only.  
420 West Pestalozzi Street, Galloway Twp., NJ 08215
(609) 965-9300 call or text 

Specca Farms
Strawberry picking starts the weekend of May 10
There are plenty of fruits and veggies to pick at Specca Farms, but none are as popular as the vibrant red strawberries. Check their Facebook page for updates and hours. 
841 Jacksonville-Mt. Holly Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 267-4445

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

Stiles Farm and Nursery
Check their Facebook page for updates
Stiles crops include pick your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pome, and pit fruits.
172 South Delsea Dr, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 600-7939 

What’s your favorite spot for strawberry picking in NJ?

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