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PICK YOUR OWN BERRIES IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CONNECTICUT

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UPDATED AUGUST 2014: Find u-pick farms and orchards that offer pick-your-own berries in the summer and fall, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the NYC area, including New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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Please note: Dates and times listed here are subject to change based on weather conditions and availability. We recommend calling ahead to confirm pick-your-own information before visiting any of these farms.

 

NEW YORK

Albany County, NY

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
518-765-2956; 866-640-PICK (berry picking hotline)
Pick your own blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. Open 9am-5pm daily. Also offers a petting zoo, fall weekend hayrides, café, and store with local produce.


Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru
518-643-8636; [email protected]
Pick your own blueberries, mid-July through Labor Day. Open 6am-7pm daily in the summer. Also features a bakery and a roadside stand with pre-picked produce.

Columbia County, NY

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
518-758-7224
PYO season begins in mid-June with strawberries and snap peas but later on in the summer you can pick your own blueberries, raspberries, cherries, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, corn, peaches, apples, beans, and more. Open 8am-6pm daily. On-site farm store with jams and ice cream. Visit Samascott’s Garden Market, just a mile from the orchard, for farm produce as well as garden and nursery items.

Dutchess County, NY

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane (County Route 7), Poughquag
845-227-2306
Pick your own berries, peaches, and garden vegetables from late July through mid-August. Open 9am-5pm daily. On-site farm store with pre-picked produce, honey, jams and jellies, and more.


Greig Farm
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-1234
Pick your own blueberries and raspberries in July; blueberries and blackberries in August; apples and raspberries in September. Open 8am-8pm daily. Nursery and garden shop on site. Gigi’s Market offers lunch and refreshments. Petting zoo for kids. The Hudson Valley Farmers Market at the Grieg Farm is open every Saturday, 10am-3pm, offering local vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, fish, flowers, and more from local Hudson Valley Farms.


Secor Farms
63 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls
845-452-6883
Pick your own strawberries and snap peas in June and July; blueberries and sweet corn in July and early August. Open Monday-Friday 8am-6m; weekends 8am-4pm. Check the Secor Farm Facebook page to confirm picking availability.


Orange County, NY

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Lane (off Reservoir Road, Route 94), Warwick
845-986-1591
Pick your own strawberries, peaches, apples, blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and raspberries daily through October, 9am-5pm (subject to availability). Farm stand with pre-picked produce open 9am-6pm daily.


Saratoga County, NY

Bowman Orchards
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
518-371-2042; [email protected]
Pick your own cherries from early July through late August; raspberries early July through late October; blackberries mid-July through mid-August. On-site farm market with fresh local produce. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm.

 

Ulster County, NY

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
Route 299 West, New Paltz
845-255-0999
Pick your own raspberries in mid-July and August; blackberries will be available in mid-August. Open 9am-6pm daily. On-site store with pre-picked veggies, local maple syrup, and snacks.


Kelder’s Farm & U-Pick
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson 
845-626-7137
Pick your own blueberries, raspberries, red currants, blackberries, melons, grapes, apples, pumpkins, and a variety of vegetables through October, 10am-6pm daily. Petting zoo, mini-golf, hayrides, jumping pillow, and picnicking available, as well as an on-site store with pre-picked produce, ice cream, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and more.

 

LONG ISLAND

Davis Peach Farm
561 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River
631-929-1115
Pick your own peaches, nectarines, and apples 9am-6pm daily, beginning in July.
 

Patty’s Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck
631-298-4679; [email protected]

Pick your own strawberries in June; raspberries July through September; blueberries July through mid-August; and blackberries through August. Pick your own fall raspberries late August through September. Seasonal pre-picked flowers and homemade ice cream for sale. Open 9am-6pm (U-pick closes at 5:30pm) daily.
 

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill
631-726-8015
Pick your own raspberries and blackberries July through November, 9am-6pm daily. Apple and raspberry picking begins the end of August and continues through November. Also offers an-site market with baked goods and jams, children’s play area, and corn maze.
 

Wickham Farms
28700 Main Road (Route 25), Cutchogue
631-734-6441
Pick your own strawberries in June; cherries, raspberries, and blueberries in July; raspberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and peaches through August; apples and pumpkins in September and October. (Note: Berry seasons may be early this year due to weather conditions.) Open 9am-4pm Monday-Saturday. A yearly family membership of $20 is required to go picking (covers all crops for the whole family and for the year). Tours are available by appointment.
 

Windy Acres 
3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton
631-727-4554
Pick your own blackberries, peaches, and nectarines through August. Open 9am-6pm daily. Also has a farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, jams, and pies.

 

NEW JERSEY 

Bergen County, NJ

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
201-666-0472
Pick your own peaches. Farm market with pre-picked seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale. Open 8am-6:30pm daily.


Burlington County, NJ

Conte Farms
299 Flyatt Road, Tabernacle
609-268-1010
Pick your own blueberries end of June through August; pick peaches in July and August. Enjoy the bake shop and soft-serve ice cream. Open 8am-6pm daily through Thanksgiving. Pick your own open 8am-5pm daily.

Fred + III
Odd Fellows Road (Route 663), Pemberton
609-703-5217 or 609-894 2198; [email protected]
Pick your own blueberries through mid-August, 8am-4pm daily. Call ahead as hours may change due to weather.

Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford
609-654-8643
Pick your own blueberries through mid-August; peaches through the end of August; sweet corn late June through early September. Hayrides offered Monday-Friday 10am-1pm; weekends 10am-4pm; Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5-7pm. Farm market, bakery, and produce hours are 8am-9pm daily; ice cream window open until 9pm. Wednesday night is Family Fun Night from 5-8pm. Friday nights are Cruise Car Nights, when you can drive your classic car to the farm and receive a free ice cream.

 

Cape May County, NJ

The Allen Family Farm
26 Tarkiln Road, Belleplain
609-861-3778 (Blueberry information)
609-412-1742 (Fresh produce information)
Pick your own blueberries mid-June through July; call ahead to verify. Open daily from sunup to sundown. Produce is unsprayed.

 

Gloucester County, NJ

Fruitwood Farms
419 Elk Road (Route 538), Monroeville
856-881-7748
Pick your own strawberries through June for $1.85 per pound and cherries from June through mid-July for $2 per pound. Open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 8am-3pm. Call ahead for cherry availability. On-site store with honey and fresh produce open Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm; store not open Saturdays.

 

Hunterdon County, NJ

Califon Farm Stand & Orchard
472 Route 513, Califon
908-832-2905
Pick your own yellow and white peaches through September; open 9am-6pm daily, starting after July 4. On-site store with fresh produce, ice cream, and baked goods.

Melick’s Town Farm
Apple Orchard: 19 King St., Oldwick
Strawberry Patch: Farmers Market at 170 Oldwick Road
Peaches: 472 County Road 513, Califon
908-439-2318
Pick your own peaches July through September; call about strawberries; apples and pumpkins in the fall. Open 9am-6pm daily.

Phillips Farms
290 Church Road, Milford
908-995-0022
Pick your own black and red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples (call for availability). Farm stand with a variety of fresh produce. Open 8am-6pm daily (U-Pick closed on Tuesdays).

Schaefer Farms
1051 Flemington/Whitehouse Road (County Route 523), Flemington
908-782-2705
Pick your own blackberries from July through August and raspberries through August. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Farm stand with homegrown sweet corn, a variety of vegetables, and Agway seeds.

Valley Crest Farm
14 Allerton Road, Lebanon
908-238-9696; [email protected]  
Pick your own blackberries and raspberries through August, peaches through September, apples August through late October. Open weekends 10am-3pm (through Nov. 1). Farm stand with pre-picked vegetables and fruit is located at 66 Allerton Road; open 8am-dusk daily.

Mercer County

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
609-448-0629
Pick your own blueberries, corn, raspberries, peaches, and nectarines (call for availability). On-site market with sweet corn and homemade pies open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
609-924-2310
Pick your own blackberries, through August. Check website for picking info on blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, cherries, apple, pumpkins, and other available fruits. Open 9am-6pm daily. On-site store with pre-picked produce, certified organic veggies, and baked goods. Host different festivals during the year (check website for dates). Fresh seasonal flowers available. On-site winery and tasting room open Fri.- Sun. 12-5pm.


Middlesex County, NJ

Stults Farm
62 John White Road, Cranbury
609-799-2523
Sign up for email alerts on the website to be notified when pick your own blueberries become available. Farm stand on-site with a variety of fruits and vegetables for purchase. Open Monday-Friday 2-6pm; weekends 10am-6pm. Farm stand with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
505 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656
Pick your own raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, vegetables, and more. Call for availability. Open 9am-6pm daily (U-pick ends at 5pm). On-site market with pre-picked vegetables and plants.


Monmouth County, NJ

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold
732-462-0756
Pick sour cherries from June through mid-July; peaches from July through mid-September; nectarines from late July through August. Country store and a bakery on site with fresh local produce. Homemade apple cider in September and homegrown corn and tomatoes for purchase. Open 9am-6pm daily.

 

Earth Friendly Organic Farm and Bed & Breakfast
17 Olde Noah Hunt Road, Millstone Township
609-259-9744
Pick your own blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries 9am-5pm daily. Call ahead or email [email protected] to confirm availability.


Morris County, NJ

Alstede Farms
1 Chester Field Drive, Chester
908-879-7189
Pick your own strawberries through the Fourth of July; blackberries, gooseberries, and currants through the end of July; blueberries through mid-August; red and yellow raspberries from mid-August through October; and peaches through mid-September. Cut-your-own flowers July through October. Corn maze with giant hay pyramid, animals for petting, hayrides, pony rides, homemade ice cream, and farmers’ market. Open daily 9am-8pm in the summer; later closing hours in the fall.

 

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
908-647-0957
Pick your own blueberries July 4 through month of July, peaches, and nectarines through August. Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, weekends 10am-5pm. Open 9am-6pm everyday (including weekends) starting July 4.

Ocean County, NJ

DeWolf’s Farm
58 W. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt
609-758-6288
Pick your own blackberries in July and August. Pick your own vegetables April through November. Open 7am-6pm daily.

Emery’s Organic Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt
609-758-8514
Tractor ride to pick your own blueberries; fields open 9am-4pm when available (call ahead to confirm). Farmers’ market on site open 9am-6pm daily.


Sussex County, NJ

Valley View Farms
290 Route 206 S., Newton
973-579-7271
Pick your own raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries mid-July through August. Also offers pick your own vegetables starting in July and cut-your-own flowers (including sunflowers) in July. Open 10am-6pm daily; call ahead as hours are subject to change due to weather.

  

CONNECTICUT

Fairfield County, CT

Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
203-929-8425
Pick your own strawberries through early July and blueberries through late August. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm and Sunday 8am-12pm. Blueberry fields closed Sundays and Mondays. Winery on site; tasting room open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Call for daily updates and location.

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road (Route 59), Easton
203-261-3306
Pick your own peaches begins in mid-July; apple picking begins Aug.1. Open 9am-5pm daily. Call for updates. Pre-picked blueberries and raspberries available for purchase.

 

New Haven County, CT 

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-7425
203-453-2338; [email protected]
Pick your own blueberries July through late August; peaches early August to mid-September; raspberries late August to late October; apples mid August through October. This 300-acre farm features an on-site bakery specializing in pies and prepared meals; a market with fresh farm produce, meats, dairy products, flowers, and gift baskets; goats, llamas, and alpacas. Berry picking is open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-6pm (hours may vary depending on the weather) through October; call ahead for pick your own times. The farm market is open daily (Monday-Saturday 8am–7pm; Sunday 9am-6pm).

 

Emerald Green Farm and Gardens
84 Tankwood Road, Wallingford
203-949-0594; [email protected]
Pick your own blueberries late July through September. This farm minimizes chemical and pesticide use. Fresh eggs for sale. Greenhouse on site with a large selection of annual flowers and hanging baskets, plus a country store and gift shop. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. Call for daily updates, or follow Emerald Green Farm and Gardens on Facebook for picking updates.

 

High Hill Orchard
170 Fleming Road, Meriden
203-294-0276
Call or check the website for picking schedule. Pick your own blueberries and retail stand open 10am-5pm on weekends, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, closed Mon; July 12 through late August.

 


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