pick-your-own strawberry
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Note: Due to concerns about COVID-19, many farms are not doing Pick-Your-Own or have rules and restrictions in place about buying advance tickets, capacity amounts and who can be out in the fields and for how long. You must wear masks and adhere to social distancing rules. Only pick what you’ll purchase. Please call your local favorite farm before heading out.

Pick-your-own ​strawberry season is here! 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, plus COVID-19 restrictions before you head out.

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
PYO still TBA

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
PYO open now; call ahead or follow on Facebook for hours

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
908-852-9122 ext. 1
PYO still TBA

Farms View
945 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Wayne
PYO open through mid-June, 9 am-5 pm (Mon.-Sat.), 9 am-4 pm (Sun.)

Giamarese Farm and Orchards
155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick
PYO still TBA

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
PYO opening last weekend of May; follow on Facebook for updates

Melick’s Town Farm
170 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick
PYO through June, 9 am-6 pm; call ahead

Ort Farms
25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley

PYO opening early June, admission free on weekdays
Follow on Facebook for updates
Strawberry Festival June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
PYO still TBA

Schaefer Farms
1051 County Rte. 523, Flemington
PYO still TBA; Call to find out what’s available for picking

Snyder’s Farm
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
PYO opens May 30, weekends 9 am-4 pm

Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd., Chester
PYO starts in June; follow on Facebook for updates

Sunhaven Farms
1018 Orchard Dr., Hillsborough
PYO starts mid-June; follow on Facebook for updates

Sussex Strawberry Farm
Hwy. 206, Andover
PYO starts early June; call to confirm

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
PYO starts at 9 am; call to confirm

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
PYO still TBA; call ahead

Wemrock Orchards
100 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
PYO still TBA

Westhaven Farm Inc.
725 Rte. 524, Allentown
PYO estimated to start in early June; call ahead

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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