The Best Strawberry Pick Your Own New Jersey Farms: 2024 Edition

Your 2024 Guide to Strawberry Picking in NJ: A great family activity and the best way to enjoy flavor full strawberries

New Jersey Strawberries

If you love strawberries avoid the supermarkets --- where strawberries are sold before they fully ripen --- and head out to a strawberry picking farm in New Jersey.

Fresh picked, fully ripened strawberries are a deep red color throughout including the core, and are juicier, tastier, and healthier than the berries purchased in the supermarkets.

Unfortunately, due to local weather and disease conditions, there are few if any, certified organic strawberry farms in New Jersey or in the nearby regions. While there are a number of organic farms in New Jersey, they are not likely to grow organic strawberries. 

Strawberry picking begins in late May in Southern NJ and runs into late June and depending on weather conditions can sometimes last until early July in Northern NJ.

Fresh picked strawberries will not ripen after picking. When picking select only the pick red, ripened berries. Leave the green or lighter colored strawberries to continue their growth and ripening process.

Freshly picked berries are susceptible to being easily perishable. Avoid leaving them in sunlight or in a hot automobile. Pick your own strawberries are to be eaten within 2 to 3 days of picking. Store unwashed strawberries in the refrigerator or dark, cool area.

Note: Weather and growing conditions sometimes require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule.
Always call ahead before planning a trip to visit one of the listed farms. to confirm current strawberry picking conditions and times, reservations, and fees. Some farms require an advance reservation and/or charge a strawberry patch entrance fee.

Northern NJ Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms

Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
Visit their site to learn more
During the Strawberry picking season from late-May through June they are open daily. This family farm offers picking your own fruits and vegetables, live entertainment, children's activities, visiting friendly farm animals or climbing our giant hay pyramid.

Donaldson Farms - Farm Market
358 Allen Road
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Visit their site to learn more
Open daily for strawberry pick from the end of May through June
During the strawberry picking season they operate the Strawberry Festival & Karavan of Kids... featuring musical entertainment, planting projects, strawberry picking, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and so much more! They also offeer Berry Picking Group Tours! These tours are perfect for schools, camps, church groups, girl and boy scout troops, mom's groups and family gatherings!

Farms View
945 Black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
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Open during the Strawberry picking season
They offer a CSA program, with the support of the community, keeps local farms sustainable. If you become a CSA member at Farms View, you will get approximately 23 weeks of specially chosen produce and products grown fresh from the farm

Melick's Town Farm
170 Oldwick Road
Oldwick, NJ 08858
Visit their site to learn more
Pick Your Own Strawberries are done by reservation, typically beginning mid May into June

Phillips Farms
290 Church Road
Milford, NJ 08848
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Open 7 days a week. 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.

Snyder's Farm
586 South Middlebush Road
Somerset NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Over 80 acres of mostly preserved farm land. Suggest call before arriving during Strawberry picking season to confirm days/hours.

Stony Hill Farms

15 North Rd
Chester, NJ
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Confirm availability for PYO strawberries.

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
565 Route 206
North Andover, NJ
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A family friendly farm for over 30 years.

Von Thun Farms
438 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
A family owned farm. They offer U-pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins.

Central NJ Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road
Freehold, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
In addition to pick your own, they have a well stocked farm market with a bakery.
Strawberry picking is cash only. There is a fee to enter the strawberry patch. This fee will include a credit per person, towards the strawberries you pick in the patch with no refunds given.

Bonacorsi Family Farm
137 Croton Road
Flemington, NJ,
Visit their site to learn more
Picking typically begins early June until early July, specific dates will vary by year as determined by Mother Nature.
This farm is cash-only.

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ
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Located on 54 acres and in addition to strawberry picking features a playground, a farm gift stand, and a produce market.
To be eligible for picking, you must join the" Lee Turkey Farm Pick Your Own Club." The membership fee is Monday through Saturday, admission is $3 per person for anyone age 3 and up. Sunday admission is $5 per person age 3 and up.

Peterson Farm
438 Quakertown Road
Flemington, New Jersey
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Open five daya/week during the strawberry season. Closed Monday and Tuesday

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ
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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.

Von Thun's Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ
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A family owned farm. They offer U-pick Strawberries, blueberries, 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.

Wemrock Orchards
100 Wemrock Road
Freehold, NJ
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The strawberry patch can be accessed by a short drive on a dirt road through a forest and onto their secluded strawberry field.

Southern NJ Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms

Chesterfield Organic Orchards
258 Ellisdale Rd
Chesterfield, NJ
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Formerly called Honey Brook Organic Farm, they are one of the oldest operating vegetable organic farms in New Jersey. They have pick your own Certified Organic strawberries.

Hallock's U-Pick
38 Fischer Road
New Egypt NJ
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Open - Seven days/week, Weather Permitting.

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford, NJ
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One of two family owned farms with a rich history and commitment to quality

Johnson's Locust Hall Farm
2691 Monmouth Rd.
Jobstown NJ
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Owned by the Johnson family, this is one of two family owned farms.
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Strawberry picking by reservation typically begins mid-May.

Rowands Farm
295 Greentree Road
Glassboro, New Jersey
Visit their site to learn more
Strawberry U-Pick season runs May-June.