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

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

UPDATED JULY 2019: There are many reasons why summer is the best time of year–not least of which is the abundance of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and more you can find to pick right near home. We've compiled a selection of u-pick farms and orchards that offer pick-your-own berries in the summer and fall 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

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
518-765-2956; 866-640-7425 (Pick Your Own hotline)
Open 9am-6pm daily. Pick Your Own has separate hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4pm.
Pick your own blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Also offers a petting zoo, baby animal days, a café, and store with local produce.

Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru
518-643-8636; [email protected]
Open 6am-7pm daily in the summer. U-pick hours: 7am-6pm.
Pick your own strawberries beginning in June and blueberries beginning in July. Also features a bakery, corn maze, local market and gift shop, a flower shop, and a roadside stand.

 

Columbia County

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
518-758-7224
PYO strawberries and snap peas during early summer, but later on in the summer you can pick your own blueberries, black raspberries, and sour cherries. Open 8am-5pm daily; last entry at 4:30pm. On-site farm store with jams and ice cream. Visit Samascott’s Garden Market for farm produce as well as garden and nursery items.

 

Dutchess County

Greig Farm
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-8007
Pick your own blueberries July; blueberries and blackberries in August; apples and pumpkins in September. Open 8am-8pm daily. Seafood market and craft market on site. Kids can feed goats behind the barn. The Hudson Valley Farmer’s Market is open 9am-7pm every day, 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
845-986-1591
Pick your own sugar snap peas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, apples, blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and raspberries daily through October, 9am-5pm (subject to availability). Farm store with ice cream, jams and jellies, honey, apple cider, fresh eggs and much more open 9am-6pm daily.



Saratoga County

Bowman Orchards
147 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
518-371-2042; [email protected]
Pick your own strawberries from June until first frost; raspberries starting early July, blackberries mid-July through early September, blueberries late June through early August, and cherries early July until early August. There’s a Kids Corner for kids 10 and younger, pony rides, hayrides, pedal carts, a corn maze, animals to meet, and an apple cannon! Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm.

 

Ulster County

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
845-255-0999
Pick your own raspberries in mid-July and August; blackberries will be available in mid-August. Blueberries also available. Open 9am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-6pm Friday-Sunday. On-site farm stand with pre-picked veggies, jams and jellies, baked goods, cider, and snacks.

Kelder’s Farm & U-Pick
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson
845-626-7137; [email protected]
Pick your own blueberries, raspberries, currants, blackberries, grapes, apples, pumpkins, and a variety of vegetables through October, 10am-6pm daily. Animals to pet, mini-golf, hayrides, jumping pillow, a corn maze, and apple cannons available, as well as an on-site store with pre-picked produce, ice cream, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and more.

LONG ISLAND

Patty’s Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck
631-298-4679; [email protected]
Pick your own strawberries in June; raspberries in July through mid-August; blueberries  in 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
631-726-8015
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.
 

Windy Acres
3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton
631-727-4554
Open Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Pick your own strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, peaches, and nectarines along with a variety of vegetables, apples, and pumpkins. Also has a farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, jams, and pies.

NEW JERSEY 

Bergen County

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
201-666-0472
Open 8am-6:30pm daily
Pick your own peaches beginning mid-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
609-654-8643
Pick your own blueberries through July; peaches through the end of August; sweet corn July through August.  String beans available mid June through early July. Hayrides to U-Pick run from 10am-1pm Monday-Friday every half hour, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-4pm continuously (Friday evening hayrides mid-June through August are free). Farm market, bakery, and produce hours are 8am-7pm daily; ice cream window open until 9pm. Fun After Five happens every day with splash pads, pedal go carts, sandboxes, feeding the animals, and more. On Friday nights, families can have fun at the Classic Car Cruise and BBQ.



Cape May County

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

 

Gloucester County

Fruitwood Farms
419 Elk Road (Route 538), Monroeville
856-881-7748
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 8am-3pm. Call ahead for cherry availability. On-site store with honey products and fresh produce open Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm.

 

Hunterdon County

Califon Farm Stand & Orchard
472 County Road 513, Califon
908-832-2955
Pick your own yellow and white peaches through September; open 9am-6pm daily, starting in July. On-site store with fresh produce and baked goods. You can also take a horse-drawn hayride on most weekends!

Melick’s Town Farm
Apple Orchard: 19 King St., Oldwick
Strawberry Patch: 170 Oldwick Road
Peaches: 472 County Road 513, Califon
908-439-2955
Pick your own peaches July through September. Call about other seasonal pickings. Open 9am-6pm daily.ekend plans? Get local family events delivered to your inbo

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Phillips Farms
290 Church Road, Milford
908-995-0022
Open daily, 9am-6pm (U-Pick closed on Tuesdays)
Pick your own black and red raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples (call for availability). Farm stand with a variety of fresh produce open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Satuday-Sunday 8:30am-6:30pm.

Schaefer Farms
1051 Flemington/Whitehouse Road (County Road 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 (seasonal, changes in the fall).
Farm stand with homegrown sweet corn, a variety of vegetables, and Nutrena seeds. Farm-grown eggs, flowers, candles, milk, butter, and cheese are also available.

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

 

Mercer County

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
609-448-0629
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 2-6pm; last admission at 5:15pm
Pick your own peaches, melons, apples, and sweet corn (call for availability), along with broccoli, lettuce, eggplant and more.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
609-924-2310
Pick your own blackberries and blueberries through August. Check website for other seasonal pickings.
Open daily, 9am-6pm for farm store, though hours may vary. 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, 12-6pm.

 

Middlesex County

Stults Farm
146 Cranbury Neck Road, Plainsboro Township
609-799-2523
Sign up for email alerts on the website to be notified when different fruits become available for pick your own. Farm stand on-site with a variety of fruits and vegetables for purchase. Open 12-6pm on weekdays, 10am-5pm on weekends.

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656
Pick your own blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, vegetables, and more. Call for availability. Open weekdays 10am-6pm, weekends 9am-5:30pm. (U-pick ends at 5pm). On-site market with pre-picked vegetables and plants.

 

Monmouth County

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold
732-462-0756
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, Clarksburg
609-259-9744
Open daily, 8am-6pm
Pick your own blueberries starting mid-June, blackberries in August, and raspberries in late August/early September. Call ahead or email [email protected] to confirm availability.

 

Morris County

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farm Lane, Chester
908-879-7189
Open daily 9am-7pm in the summer. Last admission for berry picking is 5pm
Always call or check website before going. Pick your own blueberries through July, blackberries through September, red and black summer raspberries through July, red fall raspberries from mid-August through October; and sweet corn through October (subject to availability). Cut-your-own flowers July through October. Veggies from July-October. Corn maze in the fall with a giant hay pyramid, farm animals, hayrides, pony rides, a farmer’s market, and homemade ice cream available all year round. Mid-July sunflower maze will be available.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
908-647-0957
Pick your own blueberries through the month of July, peaches through September, flowers through September. Open 9am-6pm everyday (including weekends), fields close at 5pm.

 

Ocean County

DeWolf’s Farm
58 W. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt
609-758-2424; [email protected]
Pick your own blackberries in July and August. Pick your own vegetables April through November. Open 7am-6pm daily. Pick your own available until 5:30pm, stand open until 6pm.

Emery’s Organic Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt
609-758-8514
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, pies, and pre-picked blueberries.

 

Sussex County

Valley View Farms
290 Route 206 S. (Woodside Ave.), 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 9:30am-7:30pm daily; call ahead as hours are subject to change due to weather.

  

CONNECTICUT

Fairfield County

Jones Family Farms
555 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
203-929-8425
Pick your own strawberries through early July and blueberries mid-July through mid-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. 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
203-261-3306
Pick your own raspberries and blueberries begins in early July; peach picking begins in mid-July; apple picking begins in late August. Open 9am-5pm daily. Call for updates. Pre-picked blueberries and raspberries available for purchase. Check Silverman’s Facebook page for regular updates.

New Haven County

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

Pick your own strawberries mid-June through early July; blueberries mid-July through late August; peaches mid-August to mid-September; raspberries late August to mid-October; pears mid-August to late September; apples late August until late October. This 300-acre farm features an on-site bakery specializing in ice cream, pies and prepared meals; a market with fresh farm produce, cheeses, kid-friendly products, plant-based meals, flowers, and gift baskets; goats, llamas, and alpacas. Berry picking is times vary day by day; always call ahead for pick your own times and availability. The farm market is open daily (Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm; Sunday 9am-6pm).

High Hill Orchard
170 Fleming Road, Meriden
203-294-0276
Call or check the website for picking schedule. Pick your own blueberries starting in July, with the farm stand opening on July 7 with a variety of vegetables. Stand will be open 10am-5pm on weekends.