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It's Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Time in New Jersey!

These local farms are chock-full of the sweet stuff.



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Strawberry picking season in New Jersey is estimated to arrive this year in late May to early June. Grab your baskets and get the whole family outside. Head to these pick-your-own (PYO) farms near you for delicious, fresh berries, but be sure to call ahead for specific opening and picking times before you head out.

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-258-6245; 10 am–6 pm daily

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
908-852-9122 ext.1; 8 am–6 pm daily, 8 am-5 pm Sundays

Giamarese Farm and Orchards
155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick
732-821-9494; 10 am–6 pm daily, closed Mondays

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
609-448-0629; call for hours

Melick’s Town Farm
170 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick
908-439-2955; 9 am-6 pm daily

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
908-995-0022; call for hours, closed Tuesdays

Schaefer Farms
1051 County Rte. 523, Flemington
908-782-2705; 9:30 am-6 pm daily, 10 am-5 pm Sundays

Snyder's Farm
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
732-496-0441; weekends 9 am-4 pm
Starts June 2

Springdale Farms
1638 South Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
856-424-8674; 8 am-7 pm daily, 8 am-6 pm Sun 

Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd., Chester
908-879-2908; 10 am-5 pm on specific dates TBA

Sunhaven Farms
1018 Orchard Dr., Hillsborough 
908-369-6504; Noon-7 pm

Sussex Strawberry Farm
Hwy. 206, Andover
973-579-5055; call for hours

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310; 9 am–5 pm

Tindall Farms
1201 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor
609-631-8086; call for hours

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656; 10 am–6:30 pm daily

Wemrock Orchards
Hwy. 33 to 100 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
732-431-2668; 9 am–6 pm daily

Westhaven Farm Inc.
725 Rte. 524, Allentown
609-259-2186; 9 am–5 pm daily, 10 am-3 pm weekends

Wondering what to do with all those fresh strawberries? We've got lots of ideas on our Strawberries Pinterest Board. And remember, fresh-picked berries won't last as long as store-bought ones, so plan to eat them within a few days of being picked.

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