The Best Strawberry Picking Farms in New Jersey
Your Guide To Strawberry Picking in NJ: A great family activity and the best way to enjoy flavor full 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. Strawberries do not ripen after picking.
Fresh picked, fully ripened strawberries are a deep red color throughout including the core, and are juicier, more more tasty, and healthier, than the berries purchased in the supermarkets.
Unfortunately, due to local weather and disease conditions, there are no 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.
Pick your own strawberries are to be eaten within 2 to 3 days of picking. When picking, select only the 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. 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. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed farms, it is suggested that you call ahead to confirm current strawberry picking conditions and times.
Northern NJ Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, New Jersey
During the Strawberry picking season from late-May through June they are open daily. Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 4 pm Saturday, Sunday; 11 am – 5 pm. Activitiiea include: Pony Rides, Moon Bounce, Wagon Train Rides, Corn Kingdom, and Scenic Farm Hayrides
Donaldson Farms - Farm Market
358 Allen Road
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
Open daily from the end of May through June 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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 Tous! These tours are perfect for schools, camps, church groups, girl and boy scout troops, mom's groups and family gatherings!
Call for dates and times.
945 Black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Open during the Strawberry picking season : Monday - Saturday, 9am - 6pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm
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
290 Church Road
Milford, NJ 08848
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries 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.
586 South Middlebush Road
Somerset NJ 08873
Over 80 acres of mostly preserved farm land. During Strawberry picking season they are open 9am -6pm --- Weekends Only
Sussex County Strawberry Farm
565 Route 206
North Andover, NJ 07821
A family friendly farm for over 30 years.
Von Thun Farms
438 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
A family owned farm. They offer U-pick
strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins.
Central NJ Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
91 Wemrock Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
In addition to pick your own, they have a well stocked farm market with a bakery; Store hours are open
daily 9am to 6pm - April - December. .
Strawberry picking is cash only. There is a a $5.00 per person fee to enter the strawberry patch. This fee will include a $5.00 credit per person, towards the strawberries you pick in the patch with no refunds given.
Lee Turkey Farm
Hickory Corner Rd.
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Located on 54 acres and in addition to strawberry picking features a playground, a farm gift stand, and a produce market. Farm hours are 9:00am till 6:00pm Monday through Saturday. Sundays are from 2:00pm till 6:00pm, and on Memorial Day from 2:00pm till 6:00pm.
To be eligible for picking, you must join the" Lee Turkey Farm Pick Your Own Club." . The membership fee is $2 for the entire family for the entire year. Before you go picking, they charge a $5 picking deposit per adult.
438 Quakertown Road
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Open six day/wweek during the strawberry season from 9 am to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Daily 9am – 5pm. 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 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.
Southern NJ Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
38 Fischer Road
New Egypt NJ
Open - Monday thru Friday 7am til 7:00 pm Weather Permitting Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 7am til 5:00 pm
Honey Brook Organic Farm
260 Wargo Road
Pennington NJ 08534
42 Chesterfield -Georgetown Road
Membersip required for CSA Farm
One of the oldest operating vegetable organic farms in New Jersey, and the oldest certified organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the state. They also have pick your own crops including: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, snap peas, cherry, currant, grape and plum tomatoes, flowers, snap beans, edamame soybeans, okra, hot peppers, herbs and tomatillos.
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford, NJ 08055
10 am - 4pm
During the strawberry 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.
295 Greentree Road
Glassboro, New Jersey
U-Pick season runs May-June. Open Sunday - Friday 8am - 7pm. Closed Saturdays.