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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
PYO opens late May

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
908-852-9122 ext. 1
PYO opens very late May/early June

Giamarese Farm and Orchards
155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick
PYO starting late May/early June

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
PYO starts end of May/start of June

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 admission free on weekdays
Strawberry Festival June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
PYO starting late May/early June

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

Snyder’s Farm
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
Starts May 25, weekends 9 am-4 pm

Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd., Chester
PYO starts in June

Sunhaven Farms
1018 Orchard Dr., Hillsborough
PYO starts late May/early 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 late May/early June

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
PYO runs mid May to mid June; call ahead

Wemrock Orchards
100 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
PYO starts May 15, open daily

Westhaven Farm Inc.
725 Rte. 524, Allentown
PYO estimated to start in 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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