Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut


UPDATED JULY 2017: 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.


Can't get enough berry goodness once your trip to the farm is over? Try our scrumptious recipe for berry-infused cupcakes.

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.



Albany County

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
518-765-2956; 866-640-PICK (berry picking hotline)
Open 9am-6pm daily. Pick Your Own has separate hours: Wednesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4pm. 
Pick your own blueberries and raspberries. Also offers a petting zoo, fall weekend hayrides during September and October, café, and store with local produce.

Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru
518-643-8636; linda@rulfsorchard.com
Open 8am-7pm daily in the summer. U-pick hours: 7am-5pm.
Pick your own blueberries July 14 through late August. Also features a bakery and a roadside stand with pre-picked produce.

Columbia County

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
PYO strawberries and snap peas during early summer, but later on in the summer you can pick your own blueberries, black raspberries, and cherries. Open 8am-6pm daily; last admission is at 5:30pm. 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

Greig Farm
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
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. Kids can feed goats and visit the koi fish pond behind Grandiflora Nursery. 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.

Orange County

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Lane (off Reservoir Road, Route 94), Warwick
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

Bowman Orchards
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
518-371-2042; bowmanapples@yahoo.com
Pick your own raspberries starting July 31, blackberries mid-July through mid-August, blueberries late June through early August, and cherries early July until early August. On-site farm market with fresh local produce. Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm.

Ulster County

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

Kelder’s Farm & U-Pick
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson 
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.



Patty’s Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck
631-298-4679; pattysberriesandbunches@gmail.com
Pick your own strawberries in June; raspberries in July through mid-August; blueberries July through mid-August; and blackberries through August. 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
Pick your own raspberries and blackberries July through November, 9am-6pm daily. Blueberries also available. Apple picking begins the end of August and continues through November. Also offers on-site market with baked goods and jams, children’s play area, and corn maze.

Wickham Farms
28700 Main Road (Route 25), Cutchogue
Open 9am-4pm Monday-Saturday; farm stand open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm; tours are available by appointment Monday-Friday
Pick your own raspberries and blueberries in July; raspberries, cherries, blackberries, and peaches through August; apples and pumpkins in September and October. (Note: Berry seasons may be early this year due to weather conditions).

Windy Acres
3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton
Open Saturday-Sunday 10am-4:30pm
Pick your own blackberries, peaches, and nectarines through August. Also has a farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, jams, and pies.


Bergen County

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Open 8am-6:30pm daily
Pick your own peaches beginning at the end of July. Farm market with pre-picked seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale. Petting zoo on-site.

Burlington County

Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford
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 (Wednesday and Friday evening hayrides mid-June through August are free and pay-what-you-wish for u-pick). Farm market, bakery, and produce hours are 8am-7pm daily; ice cream window open until 9pm. Wednesday night is Family Fun Night from 5-8pm. Friday nights are Cruise Car Nights for a classic car show and BBQ.

Cape May County

The Allen Family Farm
26 Tarkiln Road, Woodbine
609-861-3778 (Blueberry information)
Pick your own blueberries. Produce is unsprayed. Check Facebook page for daily updates.

Gloucester County

Fruitwood Farms
419 Elk Road (Route 538), Monroeville
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 8am-3pm. Call ahead for cherry availability. On-site store with honey and maple products and fresh produce open Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm. Fresh produce stand open 24 hours except for Saturdays.

Hunterdon County

Califon Farm Stand & Orchard
472 County Road 513, Califon
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
Pick your own peaches July through September. Call about other seasonal pickings. Open 9am-6pm daily.

Phillips Farms
290 Church Road, Milford
Open daily, 8:30am-6pm (U-Pick closed on Tuesdays)
Pick your own black and red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples (call for availability). Farm stand with a variety of fresh produce.

Schaefer Farms
1051 Flemington/Whitehouse Road (County Route 523), Flemington
Pick your own blackberries from July through August and raspberries through August. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm (seasonal, changes in the fall).
Farm stand with homegrown sweet corn, a variety of vegetables, and Nutrena seeds. Farm-grown eggs, pork, chicken, duck, and beef also available.

Valley Crest Farm
14 Allerton Road, Lebanon
908-238-9696; info@valleycrestfarmnj.org  
Pick your own peaches through September, and apples through late October. Open weekends 10am-3pm (late July through Nov. 1).
Farm stand with pre-picked vegetables and fruit Wednesday-Saturday 10am-2pm.

Mercer County

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 2-6pm; last admission at 5:15pm
Pick your own raspberries, peaches, strawberries, cherries, apples, and nectarines (call for availability), along with lettuce and spinach.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Pick your own blackberries, through August. Check website for other seasonal pickings.
Open daily, 9am-6pm for farm store, though hours may vary.
Pick your own blackberries through August. Check website for other seasonal pickings. On-site store with pre-picked produce, certified organic veggies, and baked goods. Hosts different festivals during the year (check website for dates). Fresh seasonal flowers available. On-site winery and tasting room open Friday- Sunday, 12-5pm.

Middlesex County

Stults Farm
146 Cranbury Neck Road, Plainsboro Township
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 10am-6pm daily.

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
505 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
Pick your own 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

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold
Open daily, country store open, picking fields close at 3pm
Pick sour cherries from June through mid-July; peaches from July through mid-September; nectarines from late July through August. All dates can change depending on supply and the weather. Country store and a bakery on site with fresh local produce. Homemade apple cider available for purchase

Earth Friendly Organic Farm and Bed & Breakfast
17 Olde Noah Hunt Road, Millstone Township
Open daily, 9am-5pm
Pick your own blueberries starting mid-June, blackberries in August, and raspberries in late August/early September. Call ahead or email roz@earthfriendlyorganicfarm.com to confirm availability.

Morris County

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farm Lane
Open daily 9am-7pm in the summer; later closing hours in the fall. Last admission for berry picking is 5pm
Always call or check website before going. Pick your own blackberries, gooseberries, and currants through the end of July; blueberries through mid-August; red and yellow raspberries from mid-August through October; and peaches mid-July through mid-September (subject to availability). Cut-your-own flowers July through October. Veggies from July-October. Corn maze with giant hay pyramid, farm animals, hayrides, pony rides, homemade ice cream, and farmers’ market. Live bands play on weekends through the fall, 12-4pm. Mid-July Sunflower maze will be available.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
Pick your own blueberries through the month of July, peaches, and nectarines through August, donut peaches in August. Open 9am-6pm everyday (including weekends).

Ocean County

DeWolf’s Farm
58 W. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt
609-758-6288; dewolfsfarm@aol.com
Pick your own blackberries in July and August. Pick your own vegetables April through November. Open 7am-6pm daily. Pick your own available until 5pm, stand open until 6pm.

Emery’s Organic Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt
Pick your own blueberries; fields open 9am-4pm when available (call ahead to confirm). Farmers’ market on site open 9am-6pm daily with a variety of pastries and pre-picked blueberries.

Sussex County

Valley View Farms
280 Route 206 S., Newton
Pick your own raspberries, strawberries (this year not until the fall), 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 9:30am-7:30pm daily; call ahead as hours are subject to change due to weather.



Fairfield County

Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
Pick your own strawberries through early June and blueberries mid-July through late August. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm and Sunday 8am-12pm. For blueberry season the farm is typically open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5:30pm and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Blueberry fields closed Sundays and Mondays. Winery on site; tasting room open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5:30pm. Call for daily updates and location.

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road (Route 59), Easton
Pick your own raspberries and blueberries in late June; apple picking begins August 20 (late season). Open 9am-5pm daily. Call for updates. Pre-picked blueberries and raspberries available for purchase.

New Haven County

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-7425 (pick your own hotline, updated daily) or 203-453-2338 farminfo@bishopsorchards.com

Pick your own blueberries mid-July through late August; peaches early August to mid-September; raspberries late August to mid-October; pears mid-August to late September; apples mid-August until late 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/field location/berries that will be picked) through October; call ahead for pick your own times. The farm market is open daily (Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5:30pm).

Emerald Green Farm
84 Tankwood Road, Wallingford
203-949-0594; emeraldgreenfarm@sbcglobal.net
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 on Facebook for picking updates.

High Hill Orchard
170 Fleming Road, Meriden
Call or check the website for picking schedule. Pick your own peaches, blueberries starting July 7, and a variety of vegetables. Retail stand open 10am-5pm on weekends, Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm, closed Mondays; July 9 through the fall.