Note: Due to concerns about COVID-19, many farms are not doing Pick-Your-Own or have rules and restrictions in place about buying advance tickets, capacity amounts and who can be out in the fields. Please call your local favorite farm before heading out.
Head to these farms in New Jersey to pick your own fruits and vegetables.
Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables…in the Spring
Strawberry picking season in New Jersey often arrives in May and early June. Grab your baskets and get the whole family outside. Head to these pick-your-own (PYO) farms near you for delicious, fresh berries, but be sure to call ahead for specific opening and picking times before you head out.
…in the Summer
Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries
Eating local can be a challenge in the winter, but during the summer, pick-your-own farms make it an opportunity for family fun—and there’s no better crop to start with than the blueberry. Not only is it New Jersey’s official state fruit, but it’s also one that grows low enough for even toddlers to pick. Raspberries and blackberries are also great for kids.
Be sure to bring your muscle! Watermelons can get awfully heavy.
Looking to get your family outside for some old-fashioned, budget-friendly fun? Head to these pick-your-own (PYO) corn farms near you for delicious, fresh corn. Be sure to call ahead or check the website before you pile the kids in the car—crop availability and pricing details are subject to change.
…and in the Fall
Nothing says fall like taking the kids to a farm to pick your own apples. The crispy fruit is a perfect lunchbox snack, and the kids will love eating what they plucked with their own hands. Make your visit even more fun by going during a harvest festival.
Snag some pears early August through mid-September in NJ.