It’s time for strawberry picking in NJ, and while the 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 recent cold weather snaps haven’t helped), 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)
Strawberry Picking Farms And Fields Around New Jersey
Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM-4 PM
If you are ready for delicious strawberry picking in NJ, the Snyder’s Farm U-pick season starts in late May. Check out their website and Instagram for more information.
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
Strawberry Picking in NJ – North Jersey
Time slots are available from the late May to late June
Put a fun, fresh twist on spring and summer activities at Alstede Farms. Along with strawberry picking, your family can go shopping for produce, home goods, and desserts. 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
Monday-Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 9 AM-4 PM, strawberries are available mid-late May through mid-June.
Before or after picking, stop by and say “hi” to the animals like miniature donkeys, goats, chickens, and peacocks. 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
Opening in mid-May or June
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
Monday-Saturday 9 AM-6 PM and Sundays 9 AM-5 PM
May 21st is the expected date to kick off the picking season, with lots of activities like food trucks, hayrides, pony rides, and live music post-picking.
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Daily 9 AM-6:30 PM
Pick your own season for strawberries is expected to start in late May. Stop by their farmstand after for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and goods.
91 Crab Apple Hill Road, Milford, NJ 08848
Peterson Family Farm
2022 opening day TBA
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
Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM- 4 PM, the strawberry season starts in late May.
Visit Snyder’s Farm to grab your strawberries for the season. When you’re done picking your strawberries, stop by the roadside stand for fresh fruits and vegetables.
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ, 08873
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 currently open, with colorful hangers that will catch anyone’s eye.
565 Route 206 North, Andover, NJ, 07821
VonThun Farms (Washington location)
Strawberry Season mid-May to early June
If you’re a lover of fresh strawberries, you can’t miss the farm Strawberry Festival, which runs from June 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th, from 10 AM – 5 PM. There’ll be strawberry picking, pony rides, 20+ activities, hayrides, and more fun.
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ, 07882
Monday through Saturday 8 AM-6 PM and Sundays 8 AM-5 PM
Keep checking for the opening PYO dates, where you can find crops of strawberries, peaches, cherries, and nectarines. Their farm store will also feature fresh-picked fruit and more.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
Strawberry Picking in NJ – Central Jersey
Battleview Orchards Country Market and Bakery
Strawberry picking opening day TBA; 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
Hallock’s U-Pick Farm
Weekdays 7 AM-7 PM, Weekends 7 AM-5 PM
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 too.
38 Fischer Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Lee Turkey Farm
Mondays-Saturdays from 9-6, Sundays from 2-6; 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; Subscribe to Lee Turkey Farm or follow them on their Facebook page for more updates.
Peterson Family Farm
Opening June 4, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3 PM-7 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM-5 PM
Strawberry picking is fun for all ages at Peterson Family Farm, with available strawberry varieties being Earliglow, Jewel, and All-Star. 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
2022 Opening Day TBA; check the website for updates
After picking strawberries, feel free to sample Philips Farms’ delicious, sugar-free fruit spreads, ciders, and jams, along with the other goods they offer in their market.
564 Milford-Warren Glen Road (Rt. 519)
Milford, NJ, 08848
Strawberry season is late May to early June, Monday through Friday 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM
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
Von Thun’s Country Farm Market (Monmouth Junction)
Strawberry Season mid-May through June
Besides picking strawberries, make sure you don’t miss this farm’s special summer events, such as the Father’s Day Barnyard Buddies and the Teddy Bear Picnic.
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852
Strawberry Picking in NJ – South
U-Pick Hours (When Available) Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM
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
Johnson’s Corner Farm
Strawberry season is expected to begin in mid-May, Daily 8 AM-7 PM
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
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Picking begins May 20, 2022
The strawberry patch opens for picking in late May. You can mix your quart containers with Radishes and Sugar Snap peas or choose to fill all your quarts with berries.
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
Sahl’s Father Son Farm
Check ahead for hours
The strawberry season is expected to open in mid-May.
420 West Pestalozzi Street Galloway Twp., NJ 08215
Strawberry picking is expected to begin mid-late May, Thursdays-Saturdays from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, Sundays from 9 AM-5 PM.
There are plenty of fruits and veggies to pick at Specca Farms, but none are as popular as the vibrant red strawberries.
870 Jacksonville-Mt. Holly Road, Springfield Township, NJ
What’s your favorite spot for strawberry picking in NJ?
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