Places for Cherry Picking New Jersey – we have a fabulous list of farms in NJ that do pick your own cherry picking.
You can eat cherries raw, make jam or add them to pies. You can even freeze cherries. In fact, check out our Cherry Crisp Recipe!
Here is a list of cherry farms in New Jersey. While you are there, check out their farm shops and cafes too!
87 Belcher Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825
5 Orchard St, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Stonyfield Orchard are “family owned and operated orchard in Belvidere, NJ, where you can pick your own or have us pick it for you. You can also purchase fresh goods from our farm store year ’round. We are kid-friendly, with cows and other farm animals for the children to see.
Come to our Farm Store for freshly picked produce: strawberries, sweet & sour cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, pears, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and herbs. Apples are available through the winter until April. Cider is pressed all winter long and is available through June.
We also carry eggs, cheeses, jellies and maple syrup, as well as Vermont cheese, preserves, relishes, salad dressings and more.
Sour cherries can be picked in June and July.
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Terhune Orchards have a farm store that is open all year. They sell “fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, local gourmet goodies, jams, and local honey. And don’t miss our own apple cider and apple cider donuts!” They have their own vineyard and winery, with wines made from grapes grown at Terhune Orchards.
They run a ‘Read and Pick’ program for kids. “Read and Pick is a great way to introduce your young child to the fun of the farm. Read and Pick is an innovative program that combines hands on experience on the farm with an educational program and listening to a story highlighting that activity.” Check their website for the program schedule.
Terhune Orchards have cherry picking in June, sweet cherries can be picked in early June while tart cherries can be picked in late June. “Cherry season goes by fast. If you wait until “next weekend” to pick cherries, you may be too late. We have sweet and tart varieties. And, in June, toward the end of the month, picking will be “ready, set, go,” because the season is still “short and sweet.”
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Battleview Orchards is a “family owned and operated farm, located in Freehold, New Jersey, harvests locally grown fruits and invites the public to “Pick Your Own” New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, New Jersey Peaches, Nectarines, New Jersey Apples, and Pumpkins. Battleview Orchards is the oldest Pick Your Own orchard in New Jersey!
The Country Store is open all year. It features our own Fresh Pressed Cider and our famous Apple Cider Donuts, along with quality fresh fruits and vegetables. The Country Store has a full line of freshly baked pies, breads and baked goods.
Fruit and Vegetable Platters, Gift Baskets, and a large variety of gourmet items are available. Try our family recipes or join us at one of our Seasonal Events.”
The approximate dates (check with Battleview before you travel) for sour cherry picking are: June 16th through June 25th.
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Rd. Medford, New Jersey 08055
Johnson’s Corner Farm grow lots of different produce.
They also run family friendly tours and hay-rides – “on the Regular Summer Tour hay-riders will get to pick 2 crops from our summer selection.
All tours include a hayride, use of our picnic area, animal feeding and play time in the Animal Farm, coloring sheets and teacher information. There is also a restroom facility for group use.” They also have a family activity area: “Our Discovery Barnyard & Animal Farm are fabulous places to bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews for a hands-on farm experience!
Visit the Animal Farm to feed the animals!” Also, don’t miss the bakery and farmhouse café “We are well known for our Pies, Cider donuts and Chicken Pot Pies. Our Farm House Kitchen crew have created all kinds of delicious food for you to enjoy here, take home for dinner or your next Party.”
Johnson’s have cherry picking in June.
91 Crab Apple Hill Rd, Milford, NJ 08848
Phillips Farms is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for its customers, the community and employees by growing fresh, flavorful and healthy fruits and vegetables while simultaneously being responsible stewards of the land. Embrace the outdoors. Connect with the uniqueness of local agriculture. Visit and explore the farm and farmer markets. See what fresh and flavorful really can mean.
Come enjoy a relaxing day at the farm and have yourself a family adventure. Many of our customers tell us tales of growing up and going with their families to blueberry or apple picking every year.
This is an inexpensive and enjoyable day of fun for both kids and adults. We invite you and your family down to our farm for an old-fashioned day of wholesome entertainment.”
You can pick your own cherries in July.