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It’s no wonder that the blueberry is New Jersey’s official state fruit. They are nutritious, perfect for a snack, taste great in baked goods – and also grow low enough for even toddlers to pick.

You can bring the whole family to a pick-your-own farm. Picking usually starts mid-June, depending on the year, so be sure to call ahead before going.

Atlantic

Blueberry Bill Farms
914 11th St., Hammonton
609-839-4306
Open every day from 8 am – 5 pm

DiMeo Farms
3101 Nesco Rd., Hammonton
609-561-5905
10 am – 6 pm, by appointment only

Lindsay’s Farm
436 Pleasant Mills Rd., Hammonton
609-561-2474
Picking starts the beginning of July

Walking Bird Farms 
Formerly B&B Farms
250 South Mannheim Ave., Egg Harbor City

609-338-8690
PYO starts mid-June

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Burlington

Haines Berry Farm
98 Sheep Pen Hill Rd., Pemberton
609-894-8630
Blueberry season is June 24 – July 17. Picking hours are 7 am – 5 pm every day, including July 4.

Johnson’s Corner Farm
113 Church Rd., Medford
609-654-8643
Estimated to start mid-late June. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Pointsett Wm J Farmer
209 Columbus Ave., Browns Mills
609-744-5522
Starting June 25

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Gloucester

Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
856-478-2500
Mid-June to early August

Hunterdon

Phillips Farms
290 Church Rd., Milford
908-995-0022
End of June through July. Open 9 am – 6 pm every day except Tuesday.

Schaefer Farms
1051 County Rte. 523, Flemington
908-782-2705
Call to find out what’s available for picking

Mercer

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310
Late June-late July
And don’t forget to attend the Terhune Orchards Blueberry Bash July 9 and 10!

 

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Monmouth

Happy Day Farm
106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
732-977-3607
Opening day is June 25.  Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm.

Morris

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-258-6245
End of June-early August. Check the what can I pick today guide before heading out.

HillView Farms
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette
908-647-0957
July

Ocean

Argos Farms
1250 Lacey Road, Forked River
609-693-3513
PYO is offered during the Blueberry Festival, which is held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 24 – July 10!

Emery’s Berry Farm
346 Long Swamp Rd., New Egypt
609-758-8514
Mid-June through July; call ahead

U Pick Blueberry Patch
611 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor
Currently open every day from 8 am – 3pm.

Somerset

Snyder’s Farm
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
732-496-0441
Grand opening for blueberry season is June 25; hours are 9 am – 3 pm.

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).