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.
Blueberry Bill Farms
914 11th St., Hammonton
Open every day from 8 am – 5 pm
3101 Nesco Rd., Hammonton
10 am – 6 pm, by appointment only
436 Pleasant Mills Rd., Hammonton
Picking starts the beginning of July
Walking Bird Farms
Formerly B&B Farms
250 South Mannheim Ave., Egg Harbor City
PYO starts mid-June
Haines Berry Farm
98 Sheep Pen Hill Rd., Pemberton
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
Estimated to start mid-late June. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Pointsett Wm J Farmer
209 Columbus Ave., Browns Mills
Starting June 25
Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
Mid-June to early August
290 Church Rd., Milford
End of June through July. Open 9 am – 6 pm every day except Tuesday.
1051 County Rte. 523, Flemington
Call to find out what’s available for picking
Happy Day Farm
106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Opening day is June 25. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm.
223 Meyersville Rd., Gilette
Emery’s Berry Farm
346 Long Swamp Rd., New Egypt
Mid-June through July; call ahead
U Pick Blueberry Patch
611 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor
Currently open every day from 8 am – 3pm.
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
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).