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Best Blueberry Picking Farms in New Jersey

Your Guide To Blueberry Picking in NJ: A great family activity and the best way to enjoy flavor full blueberries

Blueberry picking

Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods are are rich in antioxidants.

The blueberry is also the official state fruit of New Jersey and is one of the top growers of blueberries in the country, and number 1 in farm market sales

Most of the best blueberry picking farms are located in southern NJ in the Pine Barrens region.

If you love blueberries, during the summer season, avoid buying them in the retail stores where blue berries are sold before they fully ripen. Instead take a trip to a nearby pick your own blueberry farm where you can enjoy fully ripened. tasty blueberries.

The New Jersey blueberry picking season begins in late June  and runs into late July, and sometimes early August, weather permitting.

When picking, select only fully ripened plump, gray-blue blueberries. Blueberries grow in clusters like grapes. Avoid picking unripened blueberries with a reddish, white, or greenish tint. Blueberries do not ripen after picking.

Note: Sometimes weather and growing conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed farms, it is suggested that you call ahead to confirm current blueberry picking conditions and times.

Northern NJ Blueberry Picking Farms

Alstede farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane 
Chester, NJ
(908) 879-7189
open daily, 9 am – 6 pm

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Rd
Gillette, NJ 07933
(908) 647-0957
July is their peak picking season for Blueberries. They also offer U-pick peaches, apples and pumpkins.

Phillips Farms
290 Church Road
Milford, NJ 08848
Their peak pick your own blueberry season is from the end of June through July. The Pick-Your-Own farm is closed on Tuesdays. Pick-Your-Own visitors should stop by the Phillips Farms Farm Stand FIRST to get containers for picking and directions to the various picking fields. The stand is open and staffed 7 days/week from May through October.

Synder's Farm
586 South Middlebush Road
Somerset NJ 08873
Phone 732-496-0441
Over  80 acres of mostly preserved farm land with over 2,800 blueberry bushes in their fields. The season for blueberry picking is late June - July.

Central NJ Blueberry Picking Farms

Happy Day Farm
77 Iron Ore Rd,
Manalapan Township, NJ 07726
(732) 977-3607
They have 8 acres of blueberries and 5 acres of raspberries for picking, from mid June to early August.Pumpkin picking is in September & October

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
The Blue picking season runs from late June to late July. There is No Pick Your Own Blueberries on Mondays throughout the season

Uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. In combination with available pest control methods, management of pest damage is achieved by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. Wagon rides are also available during the season on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am – 5pm

Von Thun's Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
A family owned farm. They offer U- Pick Blueberries, Strawberries, blackberries, apples, and pumpkins.
U-pick strawberries start the berry picking in late May. Blueberry picking traditionally starts in late June, followed by blackberries later in the summer. Apples and pumpkins are available for picking from mid-September through October.

Southern NJ Blueberry Picking Farms

B & B Farms
250 S Mannheim Ave
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
The Blueberry season rus from mid-June through July, Mon-Sun, 8-4 (weather and blueberries permitting).
Uses natural growing practices

DiMeo's Pick Your Own Blueberry Farms
3101 Nesco Road
Hammonton NJ
Open 7 days. 10am to 5pm. Call for appointment first.
DiMeo Farms sells blueberries, organic blueberry plants and large blueberry bushes for sale direct to the public at it's New Jersey blueberry farms in Hammonton.

Emery's Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Rd.
New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-8514
A 60 acre farm dedicated to growing blueberries for sale at their Farm Market and U-pick in the fields. Call ahead for up to the day picking conditions

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford, NJ 08055
10 am - 4pm
During the Blueberry picking season on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 8pm, there's live music, burgers on the grill, strawberry shakes and extended hayride and picking hours. There is also a Discovery Barnyard play area (best for toddlers to 8 yr. olds) and an Animal Farm with sheep, pigs and chickens.

Lindsay's Pick Your Own Blueberries
436 Pleasant Mills Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-2474
Crops are usually available in mid-June through mid-August.
Hours are 8am to 5 p.m., Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Piper Blueberry Farm
Magnolia Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068
(609) 894-4287 or (609) 894-9227
Open Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday
Call ahead to confirm conditions

Tom Haines Berry Farm
98 Sheep Pen Hill Rd
Pemberton, NJ
(609) 894-8630
Late June until mid July. The offer a free round-trip hay ride to the field