21 Best Fruit Picking Farms in New Jersey

Best Fruit Picking Farms in NJ for Family Days Out – There are so many wonderful farms in New Jersey to visit, almost all year round.  You can pick strawberries, cherries, lavender, blueberries, asparagus, and sunflowers in the early part of the year.  Later on there are raspberries, blackberries, pears, apples and pumpkins ripening in the fields.

We have a great list of where to pick everything as well as a list of some of the best farms in New Jersey.

 

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List of Farms in New Jersey

 

Race Farm

87 Belcher Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Race Farm is a fourth generation family farm, located in Blairstown NJ. We offer a large selection of pick your own fruits and vegetables, and a market/garden center.  It is a family run labor of love producing the finest local produce in the area.
 
Along with apple, peach, pear, plum and cherry orchards, they produce an abundance of blueberries, sweet corn, eggplant, beans, leafy greens and a variety of tomatoes including beautiful heirlooms!
 
The farm also presses their own fresh cider and with an onsite bakery, produces fresh cider donuts and other baked goods! In 2011 a small prepared food line was added to the farm. Jeanny Race makes homemade hummus, dressings, salads and soups, many of which utilize the farms fresh produce, and all our produced with the freshest, healthiest and highest quality ingredients available!
While Doug, Ryan and Carl can often be seen on the seat of a tractor, keeping the farm in tip top shape, the roadside market at 224 Rt. 94, is run by Devin.
 
She see’s to it that her grandparents legacy continues, and stocks it with the freshest produce, prepared foods, and a complete garden center with a huge variety of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and every gardening supply imaginable. It is a charming and friendly place to shop!
 
 
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Melick’s Town Farm

472 County Rd 513, Califon, NJ 07830, United States

At Melick’s Town Farm “we grow it ourselves. For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! We also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees—all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725.

Welcome spring with fun, family trips to the farm to Pick Your Own plump, red, sweet and juicy strawberries!”

Strawberry picking is from late May until early June.

 

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Terhune Orchards

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 strawberry picking from late May until early June.  Who doesn’t love strawberry picking – it’s the taste of approaching summer!

 

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Terhune Orchards

 

Battleview Orchards

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.”

There will be a $5.00 per person fee to enter our strawberry patch. This fee will include a $5.00 credit per person, towards the strawberries you pick in the patch with no refunds given.

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Battleview Orchards

 

Phillips Farms – Strawberry Picking NJ

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 strawberries in May and June.

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Phillips Farms

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930

Alstede Farms “is an ever-changing invitation to enjoy the best earth has to offer.  Each season brings new fun for your family and new flavors to your table.  And that’s why every visit to Alstede Farms is a discovery.  We wish to make all of your visits to Alstede Farms memorable.

Whether you stop in for a fresh, juicy peach, visit our friendly farm animals with your grandchildren, or simply seek quiet solace and escape from the rat race by visiting our farm; we are dedicated to operating a family farm that contributes to your quality of life. Stop in and experience the warmth that our family brings to Alstede Farms.

Alsteded Farms do strawberry picking.  Strawberries are the first fruit that comes out of our patch. With its red color and delicate size, these berries are a crowd-pleaser and a great addition to the first picnics and barbecue parties of the season.

Available from late May to early July, strawberries are a sure way to announce the arrival of summer.”

 

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Alstede Farms

 

Stonyfield Orchard

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.

Strawberries can be picked in June.

 

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Stoneyfield Orchard

Dalton Farm

660 Oak Grove Rd, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Dalton Farms is a “99 acre family owned and run farm conveniently located in southern New Jersey just off 322, and in close proximity to (3.7 Miles), and Delaware Memorial Bridge (12 Miles). With family ties to the farm extending back to 1790, the Dalton family is proud to continue this tradition now under the ownership of Keith, Ann, and Connor.

Owning the farm has been a dream for Keith since he was ten years old. Now, Dalton Farms has become a place of adventure with a beautiful 6 acre lake and 10 thriving beehives.

Along with his good friend, Chris Viereck of Random Acts of Farmage Agritainment, Dalton Farms decided to take a leap of faith, much like Keith’s grandfather, and planted 1.2 million sunflowers of all varieties and the 1st Annual Dalton Farms Sunflower Festival was born in 2019.”

Their Facebook page shows fields of strawberries.

 

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Dalton Farm

 

R and J Farm Pumpkin Patch

723 W Herschel St, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Experience family fun at R and J Farm!  “We are a family owned farm located in Galloway Township in Atlantic County, NJ.  R and J Farm strives to provide a fun, family outdoor experience.  We are a great place to hold that birthday party or company outing.  
 
Can you find your way through our corn maze and find all the clues hidden along the way.  Take the hayride to the pumpkin patch to grab your perfect little pumpkin.
 
Take a leisurely ride on one of our hay wagons. Along the way we stop at our pumpkin patch where everyone is welcome to search the field looking for their perfect small sized pumpkin to bring home with them.  The pumpkin is included in your hayride price.  No extra fees at the end of our hayrides for the cost of the pumpkin!”
 
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R and J Pumpkin Patch
 

 

Melick’s Town Farm

472 County Rd 513, Califon, NJ 07830, United States

At Melick’s Town Farm “we grow it ourselves. For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! We also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees—all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725.

When it’s fall, every family should plan at least one trip to the farm to select the perfect pumpkins for your jack-o-lanterns and home decorations.

At Melick’s Town Farm in Califon, plan to join us on weekends in October for a horse drawn wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can select your own pumpkins still growing on the vine. We also have hay wagon rides at the Cider Mill and Orchards in Oldwick, and we have a large selection of pumpkins at all our locations and farmers’ markets.”

 

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Melick’s Town Farm

 

 

Demarest Farms for Pumpkin Picking in New Jersey

244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Demarest Farms was “founded in 1886 and has since been a staple within the Bergen County Community. Offering a variety of activities, including peach picking, apple picking, and pumpkin picking, the farm is the perfect spot for family-fun. The farm market offers plants, produce, fresh baked goods, and more for all of its guests to enjoy!”

Pick Your Own Pumpkins begins in mid September.

Join us during the most spooky time of year and experience the amazingly spooktacular  Halloween Light Show. Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant Halloween light displays,  enjoy our farm fresh goodies in our retail farm market. warm-up by the fire pits, • Make your own S’mores and Hot Coco.”

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Demarest Farm Pumpkin Picking

 

Happy Day Farm – Corn Maze NJ

106 Iron Ore Rd, Manalapan Township, New Jersey 07726

Happy Day Farm is run by Farmer Tim.  “In 2012, Tim took his love and passion for family and farming and purchased an abandoned 70-acre farm in Manalapan, New Jersey which officially launched Happy Day Farm. Tim utilized the portion of land to plant pumpkins and hold Fall Harvest activities including a corn maze, zoo, horse shaped swings, pedal carts and more.

In 2016, Tim purchased an additional 60 acres adjacent to the farm, making Happy Day Farm a total of 130 acres. The farm has now expanded to include u-pick blueberries, raspberries, sunflowers, lavender and zinnias and much more!

In October, the pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week.  There is no admission fee to pick a pumpkin on Monday through Thursday.  Just pay for what you pick!”

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Happy Day Farm

 

Cheesequake Farms

191 NJ-34, Matawan, NJ 07747

Cheesequake Farms are family run.  “We are Linda & Bob, 4th & 5th generation farmers in the Old Bridge area and proud to be celebrating our 40th year of farming at Cheesequake Farms. Our two farms are located in Old Bridge, the heart of central New Jersey.  We grow top quality flower and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, perennials, bedding plants, pumpkins, gourds, squash and many other crops. Halloween and fall are spectacular at the farm!!

Quality pumpkins of every, shape, size and color are available to pick in the fields or in the farm market. We also grow a multitude of gourds, fall harvest vegetables, straw bales and corn stalks. The market and greenhouses have been transformed to celebrate the autumn season. Walk through mums of every color and choose from the many Halloween decorations to suit everyone’s style from whimsical to traditional. Don’t forget the straw bales or the corn stalks!

Last but not least, take a hayride at either of our locations to the pumpkin field to find the PERFECT pumpkin. It will be a day to remember and your home will look gorgeous when you have brought your pumpkins home.

Come enjoy the fall season at Cheesequake Farms.  We look forward to seeing you in the pumpkin patch!”

 

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Cheesequake Farms

 

Hillview Farms

223 Meyersville Rd Gillette, NJ 07933

Hillview Farms has been growing fruit and vegetables for the local community and further afield for almost 150 years.

“Family-owned and operated, we farm fresh fruits and vegetables right here in Gilette, New Jersey. Stop in to our General Store and pickup today’s produce, fresh eggs and honey and feel good about the quality of your food.  We are dedicated to providing you with the freshest fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs, cider, and homemade pies. Whether you pick them from our fields or from our General Store, you will not only bring home healthy and healthful ingredients, you are doing a great thing in supporting your local farmers.”

Pick your own pumpkins in October.

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Hillview Farms

Holland Ridge Farms – Flower Farm NJ

86 Rues Rd, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Holland Ridge Farms is a “pristine flower farm, bursting with millions of rainbow blooms including our famous tulips. The good news is, you don’t have to travel to the Netherlands to experience it – we’re right here in Cream Ridge, NJ! We currently host two pick your own flower seasons – u-pick tulips in the spring and u-pick sunflowers in the fall. Read on to see why we are one of the top spots to visit on the East Coast.

The Holland Ridge Farms u-pick sunflower season is a celebration of one of the most popular flowers in the world. We also plant thousands of other cut flowers including gladiolas, lilies, dahlias and more! Rows and rows of colorful flowers as far as the eye can see, all available to pick at just $1 per stem! We provide plastic buckets for you to carry your stems. Our flower fields also make the perfect backdrop for all types of photography. Plus, with over 60 acres of flowers, our u-pick is also the largest on the East Coast!”

 

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Wards Farm

120 Bassett Rd, Mannington Township, NJ 08079

Established in 2012, Ward’s Farm is a “cut flower farm that specializes in sunflowers and dahlias.  We have several varieties of both and have many other flowers as well. We continue to add more varieties and different flowers each year. Other examples of flowers that we grow are stargazer lilies, gladiolus, zinnias and cosmos.

In 2019, we officially opened to the public for events.  Our most popular events are our ‘Pick Your Own’ sunflowers.”

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​Wards Farm

 

Orchard View Lavender Farm

101 Karrsville Rd, Port Murray, NJ 07865

Orchard View Lavender Farm “is a splendid oasis of peace and tranquility where the heavenly scent of lavender melts away the stress and replaces it with a sense of serenity and well-being.  A private residence, welcoming guests to share the beauty and healing energy of the property in the hopes of bringing much needed peace into the lives of its visitors.

Orchard View has become a favorite destination where visitors can “Cut Your Own” lavender during bloom time and shop in the Lavender Farm Stand.  OVLF offers fresh and dry lavender, when in season and while supplies last, a variety of natural handmade artisan lavender products including bath & body, household, culinary, teas and tea accessories, the finest quality essential oil, pure honey harvested from the hives on the farm.  Orchard View Lavender Farm, has partnered with talented artisans and makers to bring you unique handmade gifts, aromatherapy jewelry, home and garden décor and so much more.”

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Orchard View Lavender Farm

 

Princeton Lavender

3741 Lawrenceville Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Princeton Lavender “is an ideal spot to have a picnic, party or event at a table right in front of farm animals. Hand feed the animals and then enter the pasture with them. You might be surprised at how pleasant the experience can be.  We have refreshing lavender treats: Cold Brew Lavender Coffee, Lavender Lemonade, and our Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Candied Lavender Flower.

The Farm also grows Sunflowers and Zinnias.”

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Princeton Lavender

 

 

Johnson’s Corner Farm – Sunflower Fields

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 been growing sunflowers for many years. “This year we have decided to share our love for this beautiful flower in a different way.

Our plan is to have 4 Sunflower strolls. We estimate the first stroll to start in late June” – Keep an eye on their webpage for updates.

 

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Johnson’s Corner Farm

 

Hidden Spring Lavender & Alpaca Farm

890 Belle Mead-Blawenburg Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558

At Hidden Spring Lavender and Alpaca Farm you are “welcome to come to the farm during business hours. There is no fee to enter the farm, unless it is a “Special Event Day”, which we have from time to time and days will be posted on this site.  Our bloom is expected around June/July.  We have the Alpacas and the Lavender Shoppe for you to visit.  We take reservations for Alpaca Halter Walking and this is a great way to get close and personal with one of these wonderful animals.

We are a husband and wife team that solely run this farm.  Our first Lavender Fields were planted almost 13 years years ago and are flourishing and producing lots of blooms for us.  We have planted a variety of Lavender types (15 to be exact) to suit many individuals.  Whether it be for Bouquets, Buds, Oil or Culinary, we can offer it.  All of our Products are made with 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil and Lavender grown right here in Skillman, NJ and distilled during the month of July, which visitors are able to watch how it is done.”

 

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Hidden Spring Lavender Farm and Alpacas

 

Pleasant Valley Lavender

288 Pleasant Valley Rd, Morganville, NJ 07751

Pleasant Valley Lavender was inspired by a family reunion in Sequim, Washington, “the Lavender Capital of North America,” I decided to plant my first 150 Lavender plants on our Morganville, NJ farm.  Today, nearly 2000 plants later, we are pleased to open Pleasant Valley Lavender to the public.  

On nearly ten rolling acres, our family has planted a variety of French and English Lavender for you to enjoy.  Throughout the spring and summer, the public is invited to explore the fields and cut their own fragrant Lavender bundles.  If you prefer, we will harvest fresh bundles for you.    

We offer fresh cut Lavender by the bundle, dried Lavender, loose buds, handmade sachets, and an assortment of handcrafted  soaps, and delicious Lavender honey from our beehives.  We also have a large selection of Lavender plants for sale.”  

 

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Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm

 

 

 

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