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Pick-Your-Own Blueberries in NJ

Blueberries are great for picking—even for toddlers


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Eating local can be a challenge in the winter, but during the summer, pick-your-own farms make it an opportunity for family fun—and there's no better crop to start with than the blueberry. Not only is it New Jersey's official state fruit, but it's also one that grows low enough for even toddlers to pick.

You can bring the whole fam to one of the below farms, all of which offer pick-your-own blueberries. Farms start as early as late June, depending on the year. Just be sure to call and verify the vitals before heading out the door.

Atlantic

B & B Farms
250 S Mannheim Ave., Egg Harbor City
609-338-8690
June 20-July
Mon.–Sun.: 8 am–4 pm
www.bbfarmsnj.com

DiMeo's U-Pick Blueberry Farms
3101 Nesco Rd., Hammonton, NJ
609-561-5905
June 1-August 25
7 days/week: 10 am-7 pm (by appointment only)
www.DiMeoFarms.com

Burlington

Johnson’s Corner Farm
113 Church Rd., Medford
609-654-8643
Mid-June-July
10 am-1 pm Mon.-Fri.; 10 am-4 pm Sat.-Sun.
http://johnsonsfarm.com

Gloucester

Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
856-478-2500
June 14-August
8 am-6 pm Mon.-Sat.
http://www.moodsfarmmarket.com

Hunterdon

Bonacorsi Family Farm
1137 Croton Rd., Flemington
​Check online before visiting
Daily: 9 am-7 pm
http://www.bonacorsifamilyfarm.com

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
908-995-0022
End of June-July
Wed.–Mon.: 9 am–6 pm
http://www.phillipsfarms.com

Schaefer Farms
1051 County Rd. 523, Flemington
908-782-2705
Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am-6 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm
http://www.schaeferfarms.com

Mercer

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310
July 7-late July
Mon.–Sun.: 9 am–5 pm
http://terhuneorchards.com

Morris

Alstede Farms
84 County Rd. 513, Chester
908-879-7189
Call before you visit
End of June-July
Daily: 9 am-6 pm
http://alstedefarms.com

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette
908-647-0957
Ongoing until the end of July
Daily: 9 am-5 pm
http://stumpskeet.wixsite.com/hillviewfarms

Ocean

Emery’s Berry Farm
346 Long Swamp Rd., New Egypt
609-758-8514
June 26-July
Daily: 9 am–4 pm
http://www.emerysfarm.com

Somerset

Snyder's Farm
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
732-496-0441
Check social media and website for availability
Late June-Late July
9 am-4 pm Sat.-Sun.
http://snyders-farm.com

Not sure what to do with the 10 pounds of blueberries you bring home? Keep them in the fridge for up to a week, then pop them in the freezer and thaw before eating. For a special treat during a heat wave, let your kids cool off by eating them frozen (cut them first for little ones to avoid a choking hazard).

Looking for more fun fruits and veggies to pick? Get our full list of picking farms and dates here

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