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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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I'm a teacher and will be home this summer w/ my 14 month old. Can you suggest fun classes near Glen Rock to keep us busy? -Jen

Hi Jen,
So exciting to have the summer to hang with your little one.  For that age group, there are a bunch of activities we would suggest looking into. Doing a Mommy & Me Yoga class is something both of you can really enjoy and since you mentioned you are in Glen Rock, a good place to check out is the Yoga Studio at Destination Maternity in Paramus. Have you checked out your local library’s schedule? Many libraries have everything from story time to baby/toddler classes that are free and so much fun.  Also, check out Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn Kids- they offer story times as well.  The Bergen County Zoo is a great place to spend a couple hours with the stroller (and don’t forget to take a train ride & ride the carousel).  We love music classes like the ones offered at Music for Aardvarks and gym classes at My Gym.  Your baby is on the young side for this, but perhaps later on in the summer you can check out The Big Playhouse in Westwood so he or she can explore around their adorable little kids village.  Of course, keep reading our Weekend Playlist for a list of all the fun things to do in Bergen & surrounding areas each week!

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