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Looking to get your family outside for some old-fashioned, budget-friendly fun? Head to these pick-your-own (PYO) melon farms near you for delicious, fresh fruit all summer long. 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.

Hunterdon

Chia-Sin Farms
215 Quakertown Rd. Pittstown
908-730-7123
End of July

Schaefer Farms
1051 County Rte. 523, Flemington
908-782-2705

Mercer

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
609-448-0629