Pick-Your-Own Fruit: Farms Open Near Jersey City
Summer is officially here and picking your own fruits is a big part of it! Pick-Your-Own fruit: Farms Open Near Jersey City are a fun activity to get the whole family outside and also get some fresh produce for your house but due to the pandemic, there will be a few changes and measures taken. We have created a list of all the pick-your-own fruit farms that are open near Jersey City. Please call and confirm before you visit any of these farms as the schedule is subject to change.
133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055
You can pick your own peaches at Johnson’s Corner Farm from June to August. It is not too far of a drive as well, making it a convenient pick your own farm around Jersey City. At the moment they are offering hayrides as well as strawberry and radish picking but for limited hours of the day. You will also have to book online before you visit on their website here.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
This is a 225-acre family-owned and operated farm. Currently, they are offering strawberry picking for the summer. No Picking Monday. Picking Opens Tuesday 9 am till supplies last. Patches will be limited entry for safe distancing and masks are required.
155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
A breezy 45-minute drive away from Jersey City, this family-owned and operated strawberry farm is open every day 10 am to 6pm, except for Mondays. They have a few different strawberry varieties, which include: Cabot, Chandler, Daroyal, Darselect, Mayflower, Rutgers Scarlet, Sunset, and Wendy, which makes it really fun for the family to taste test each variety of strawberry to compare and decide which kinds are liked best. They are now open and have a $2 admission fee and a $5 minimum.
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Lee Turkey Farm is much more than just a place to get your farm fresh turkeys. They also have pick-your-own fruits and veggies! Their hours are 9:00 am til 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and on Sundays, they will be open from 2:00 pm til 6:00 pm. Before entering their fields and orchards though, you must be a member of the Lee Turkey Farm Pick Your Own Club which is $2 for the entire family for the entire year. Before you go picking, they also charge a $5 picking deposit per adult which goes towards your purchase. Make sure to call them before you go so that they can inform you of the best picking conditions.
70 Oldwick Rd in Oldwick, NJ
East of Jersey City, Melick’s Town Farm offers some of the best pickings in New Jersey. This family-owned farm has been operating for 300 years, so they know a thing or two about growing some delicious fruits and veggies. At the moment, reservations are limited. With Covid-19, all strawberry picking will require online advance reservations. Reservations are $2.99 per person with strawberries picked at $3.99 per pound. They will release time slots the evening before depending on berry availability in the field.
438 Quakertown Road, Flemington NJ 08822
Peterson Farm is now offering pick-your-own strawberries. They offer affordable picking prices at only $2.95 per pound, so you can let the kids load their baskets full of these juicy berries. All Customers as well as employees are required to wear a mask. It would be very helpful if customers pay by check or exact change. Remember to follow social distancing while picking. They do have special hours for seniors on Thursday and Friday morning from 9am-11am. For the general public, hours are Tuesday through Friday (closed Monday) 3pm-7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-7pm.
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold Township, NJ 07728
Freshly baked pies, gift baskets, pick your own fruits and veggies, seasonal events, a country store…Battleview Orchards has so much stuff to do and see. At the moment they are offering the public to pick your own strawberries. They are following certain guidelines due to the pandemic.No Large groups–Only groups of 4 or less will be permitted-Our Staff feels comfortable with this number and it has worked well! (Please recognize Rutgers Agricultural County Agents recommend only ONE person enter for your group, we are comfortable with 4 or less). Face coverings are required. No strollers, no backpacks, no bags and no reusable fruit containers are permitted in the picking area. They provide you with a picking container. The price is $4.29lb and cash only.
4 Ochs Ln, Warwick, NY 10990
Ochs Orchard is a great destination to pick blueberries and strawberries around Jersey City. Their berry picking season starts on Saturday 13th and they have plenty of berries to pick throughout the rest of the summer. Of course, they have other attractions on the farm as well.
15 North Road Chester, NJ 07930
Stony Hill Gardens opened in 1988 with a focus that began in cut flower orchids has grown and evolved into pot plant production. They currently have five greenhouses in year-round production and 40 acres of land on which hay, grain, corn, apples, cattle and pumpkins are grown. They open their pick your own fruit on June 20th from 10am-4pm. You have to buy tickets in advance on their website.
Please make sure to call and check each farm’s website as they are subject to change depending on the weather and picking conditions.