Berry picking is a staple of early summer. Spending the day in the warm sunshine, picking nature’s sweetest treats is the perfect family outing. Pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and more at one of these pick-your-own fruit farms near Staten Island — just over the bridge in nearby New Jersey.
Berry Picking in Burlington County
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford
Pick your own blueberries through July; peaches through the end of August; sweet corn July through August. String beans available mid June through early July. Hayrides to U-Pick run from 10am-1pm Monday-Friday every half hour, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-4pm continuously (Friday evening hayrides mid-June through August are free). Farm market, bakery, and produce hours are 8am-7pm daily; ice cream window open until 9pm. Fun After Five happens every day with splash pads, pedal go carts, sandboxes, feeding the animals, and more. On Friday nights, families can have fun at the Classic Car Cruise and BBQ.
Cherry and strawberry picking is available 7 days a week, you must register to get a slot. Discovery Barnyard, Animal Farm, and Splash are all closed.
Berry Picking in Gloucester County
419 Elk Road (Route 538), Monroeville
U-pick hours (begins Monday, June 15):
Monday – Friday 9am- 7pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm and the farm is closed on Sundays.
$2.45 per pound and you must bring your own container.
Call ahead for cherry availability. On-site store with honey products and fresh produce open Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm.
Berry Picking in Hunterdon County
Califon Farm Stand & Orchard
472 County Road 513, Califon
Not open yet, usually open last week in June.
Pick your own yellow and white peaches through September; open 9am-6pm daily, starting in July. On-site store with fresh produce and baked goods. You can also take a horse-drawn hayride on most weekends.
Melick’s Town Farm
Apple Orchard: 19 King St., Oldwick
Strawberry Patch: 170 Oldwick Road
Peaches: 472 County Road 513, Califon
Open from 8:45am-9:30am for seniors, and 9:30am-6pm for everyone else. Picking your own peaches will likely begin in around 3 weeks.
Pick your own peaches July through September. Call about other seasonal pickings. Open 9am-6pm daily.
290 Church Road, Milford
Open daily, 9am-6pm (U-Pick closed on Tuesdays)
Pick your own black and red raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples (call for availability). Farm stand with a variety of fresh produce open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6:30pm.
Strawberry fields may close early if there are not enough berries left to pick that day.
Farm Stand Update: The Milford Farm Stand next to 290 Church Road is now open 7 days a week starting Memorial Day Monday (May 25, 2020). Hours are 9am-5pm, with 9-10am reserved for Seniors and those at risk (please respect this).
1051 Flemington/Whitehouse Road (County Road 523), Flemington
Farmstand is open Monday-Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm offering curbside pickup. Air Farm Market open every Sunday 10am-3pm with food truck, farm products, arts, crafts, antiques, and treasures
Pick your own blackberries from July through August and raspberries through August. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm (seasonal, changes in the fall).
Farm stand with homegrown sweet corn, a variety of vegetables, and Nutrena seeds. Farm-grown eggs, flowers, candles, milk, butter, and cheese are also available.
Berry Picking in Mercer County
Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 2-6pm; last admission at 5:15pm
Pick your own peaches, melons, apples, and sweet corn (call for availability), along with broccoli, lettuce, eggplant and more.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Picking on Friday opens at 9am till 4pm or as supplies last. Farm store open daily from 9am-5pm, masks required on the farm.
Pick your own blackberries and blueberries through August. Check website for other seasonal pickings.
Open daily, 9am-6pm for farm store, though hours may vary. On-site store with pre-picked produce, certified organic veggies, and baked goods. Hosts different festivals during the year (check website for dates). Fresh seasonal flowers available. On-site winery and tasting room open Friday- Sunday, 12-6pm.
Berry Picking in Middlesex County
146 Cranbury Neck Road, Plainsboro Township
Open Monday- Friday from 12pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. Right now strawberries, raspberries, honey, lettuce, kate, and beets are available. Farm stand is outdoors, and people should practice social distancing and wear masks.
Sign up for email alerts on the website to be notified when different fruits become available for pick your own. Farm stand on-site with a variety of fruits and vegetables for purchase. Open 12-6pm on weekdays, 10am-5pm on weekends.
Von Thun’s Country Farm Market – South Brunswick
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
U-Pick will be open from 9am-5pm, and picking is by reservation only. Picking will remain limited in South Brunswick as the season comes to an end. The farm market, greenhouse, and picking fields are open, however our picnic, activity, and barnyard areas are closed.
Farm market will be open from Monday-Friday 10am-6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm. The Greenhouse will be open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
Online orders will now be offered from Monday-Saturday. At time of checkout you will be given time for pickup.
Pick your own blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, vegetables, and more. Call for availability. Open weekdays 10am-6pm, weekends 9am-5:30pm. (U-pick ends at 5pm). On-site market with pre-picked vegetables and plants.
Berry Picking in Monmouth County
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold
Country Store open from 9am-6pm daily, closed Tuesdays. Sour cherry season will begin around June 22, peach season will begin the second week in July, tomatoes and sweet corn will be available in the store in mid-july.
Open daily, country store open, picking fields close at 3pm.
Pick sour cherries from June through mid-July; peaches from July through mid-September; nectarines from late July through August. All dates can change depending on supply and the weather. Country store and a bakery on site with fresh local produce. Homemade apple cider available for purchase.
Berry Picking in Morris County
1 Alstede Farm Lane, Chester
Ice cream stand open every day from 9am-7pm. Alstede Fresh farm store is open everyday from 9am-6pm.
Open daily 9am-7pm in the summer. Last admission for berry picking is 5pm
Pick your own blueberries through July, blackberries through September, red and black summer raspberries through July, red fall raspberries from mid-August through October; and sweet corn through October (subject to availability). Cut-your-own flowers July through October. Veggies from July-October. Corn maze in the fall with a giant hay pyramid, farm animals, hayrides, pony rides, a farmer’s market, and homemade ice cream available all year round. Mid-July sunflower maze will be available.
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
Starting in mid-July, pick your own blueberries will be open from 9am-5pm daily.
Pick your own blueberries through the month of July, peaches through September, flowers through September. Open 9am-6pm everyday (including weekends), fields close at 5pm.
Berry Picking in Ocean County
58 W. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt
609-758-2424; [email protected]
Monday-Friday the store is open from 8am-6pm and the fields are open from 8am-5pm .
Saturday-Sunday the store is open from 8am-5pm the fields are open from 8am-4pm weather permitting. Call 609-758-6288 for more information. Right now the farm is offering kale, dill and cilantro, sugar snap peas, snow peas, peas and fava beans.
Pick your own blackberries in July and August. Pick your own vegetables April through November. Open 7am-6pm daily. Pick your own available until 5:30pm, stand open until 6pm.
Emery’s Organic Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt
Pick your own blueberries; fields open 9am-4pm when available (call ahead to confirm). PYO blueberry updates will change regularly, so you can check the facebook page for the most updated information. Farmers’ market on site open 9am-6pm daily with a variety of pastries, pies, and pre-picked blueberries.
Berry Picking in Sussex County
Valley View Farms
290 Route 206 S. (Woodside Ave.), Newton
Self-service shopping only for the time being. Open from 8am-6pm.
Pick your own raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries mid-July through August. Also offers pick your own vegetables starting in July and cut-your-own flowers (including sunflowers) in July. Open 9:30am-7:30pm daily; call ahead as hours are subject to change due to weather.