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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 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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