Cherries are perfect for an afternoon snack or sweet summer pie. With the start of their season quickly approaching, be sure to check out farms across the state so these red delights can end up at home. Remember to call ahead to confirm availability as well as any necessary fees and tickets. Below are some of the best NJ farms for cherry picking and spending the day outside!
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
Grab a bucket and some apple cider donuts before picking sweet and pie cherries. PYO for sweet cherries is around the middle of June while pie cherries appear for a week during the end of the month.
295 Greentree Rd, Glassboro
These cherries are in high demand! Make sure to stop by when the second round of cherries (Bing type, Rainier and Pie) become ripe.
419 Elk Rd., Monroeville
For those of you with a sweet tooth, Fruitwood Orchards also offers apple butter, black strap molasses, maple syrup and honey in over five flavors.
Bonacorsi Family Farm
662 Pittstown Rd., Frenchtown
Hurry on over to the farm because only a small crop of sour cherries is available for picking.
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
Among the 54 acres tended to by the seventh-generation family, you can pick cherries (sour, red sweet and white sweet) starting now, plus strawberries, spinach, lettuce and snap peas. They also raise turkeys to sell as whole turkeys or turkey parts throughout the year.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Enjoy more than just cherries, which can be picked starting mid-June. Terhune Orchards hosts a Read & Pick program where children will learn about crop growth or a farm area, read stories and participate in a craft or picking time.
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
PYO lasts for a week-and-a-half beginning mid-June. You’ll also find delicious baked goods such as breads, muffins, scones, cookies and pies at the Country Store.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown
Picking of strawberries begins in June, and there will be also be blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines and apples throughout the season.
5 Orchard St., Belvidere
Head over to this family-owned orchard for sour cherries in June and July. Don’t forget to check out the Farm Store where you can purchase pears, tomatoes, squash and more!
Looking for more fruits and veggies to pick? Get our complete list of farms here!