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
Mon–Sat: 8 am–8 pm (Picking hours 8 am–7 pm)
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
Sun–Fri: 9 am–6 pm
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
Mon–Fri: 9 am–4 pm
Sat: 8 am–3 pm
Cherries become available in June. 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!
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Daily: 9 am–6 pm
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. Register here.
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
Daily: 9 am–6 pm (closed Tuesdays)
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.
5 Orchard St., Belvidere
Sat–Sun: 12 pm–4 pm
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!