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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! 

Gloucester

Mood’s Farm Market

901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
856-478-2500
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. 

Rowand’s Farm

295 Greentree Rd, Glassboro
856-589-9234
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. 

Fruitwood Orchards Honey Farm

419 Elk Rd., Monroeville
856-881-7748
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!

Mercer

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
609-924-2310
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. 

Monmouth

Battleview Orchards

91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold
732-462-0756
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. 

Warren

Stoneyfield Orchard

5 Orchard St., Belvidere
908-475-5209
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!