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Berry Picking Places


Strawberry picking
**Strawberry-picking season starts approximately the second week of June, but we recommend calling the farm before you venture out for picking….weather and seasons vary

Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown, NJ, (908) 852-9122, Open daily from 9am to 6pm, this farm has strawberry picking down to a science- offering Strawberry Picking Group Tours which give families a brief education and a hayride, plus include a visit to the farm’s petting zoo. Or families can visit during their Annual Strawberry Festival the weekend of June 7th which includes live music, games and pony rides.

Sussex County Strawberry Farm, Andover, NJ, 973-579-5055
Weekdays 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., sat 7 a.m.-4 p.m., sun 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Alstede Farms, Chester, NJ, 908-879-7189
Daily: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (weather dependent)
Pricing: $3.39 per pound + $5 admission per person (children under 2 free) Receive a $3 coupon & free hay ride with admission.
Strawberry Harvest Festival for two weekends (June 8 & 9) (June 15 & 16) Enjoy strawberry treats including strawberry icecream, shortcakes, shakes, sundaes, slushies, and pie! Take a hayride to pick your own strawberries or take part in the pony rides, moon bounce, wagon ride, and more!

Stony Hill Gardens,Chester, NJ, 908-879-2696
Daily 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)
Pricing: $3.29/lb plus 50 cents per container

Blueberry picking (season begins in July)

Hillview Farms, Gillette, NJ, (908) 647-0957
Daily: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$3.99/pound
(doesn’t start until first week of july)

Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Jct., NY (845) 897-4377
7 days a week, 9am to 6pm, May through November

Raspberries (season begins late July/ August)

Sussex County Strawberry Farm, Andover, NJ, 973-579-5055
Weekdays 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., sat 7 a.m.-4 p.m., sun 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Secor Farms, Mahwah, NJ, (201) 529-2595
Daily: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., $4/ pint

 

 

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