Peach Picking in New Jersey has Begun!

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Sure you've got your watermelon, corn and tomatoes here in the Garden State. But for the real deal taste of summer, you're gonna want to bite into a perfectly ripe, smells so good, juicy peach. Luckily, you don't have to go south for this fleeting bite, you can pick your own peaches right here in and around Bergen County. So, grab a pail and get ready to make some cobbler. Peach season has started and all is right with the world. 
Demarest Farms
Home to more than twelve varieties of pick-your-own peaches, Demarest Farms offers a perfect peaching picking experience that you can find right in Bergen County. Demarest Farms has well-manicured trees, spectacular views, and the tastiest peaches around! Visitors will enjoy the fun hay rides to and from the orchards, breathtaking scenery, the petting zoo, and so much more.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-3:00pm, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, (201) 666-0472
Melick’s Town Farm
With 5,000 peach trees and over 30 varieties of yellow and white peaches, Melick’s Town Farm is certain to have a long, bountiful season. Kids will love the low trees so they can easily grab the ripest, most beautiful peaches. While there, you can also visit their farm animals, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, and climb the giant hay bales. With 200 acres, there are plenty of peaches for picking.
Open daily from 9:00am-6:00pm, 472 County Road 513, Califon, (908) 832-2905
Alstede Farms
Enjoy a scenic hayride around the farm as you head to the peach orchards offering plenty of white and yellow peaches that are ready for picking. Families can also celebrate this favorite fuzzy fruit at Alstede Farms’ Peach Festival. Enjoy delicious treats such as peach cake, peach iced tea slushies, peach pie, homemade peach ice cream and more. Then end the day with pony rides and a moon bounce before you head out. 
Open daily from 9:00am-6:00pm, Peach Festival will be held August 3rd–4th, August 10th–11th and August 17th–18th from 11:00am-5:00pm, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, (908) 879-7189
Phillips Farms
Offering the freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious product possible, Phillips Farms now has juicy Jersey peaches that are ripe and ready for even the littlest hands to pick. Bonus: Score PYO blueberries and blackberries while you’re out for the day and make a delicious berry peach cobbler. Call ahead to confirm availability.
Open daily except for Tuesdays from 9:00am-6:00pm, 290 Church Road, Milford, (908) 995-0022
Lee Turkey Farm
Across 54-acres, Lee Turkey Farms has hundreds of fruits trees and vegetables that are ready for picking, along with a market filled with fresh, tasty produce. You can even go on a Harvest Tour with your kids to check out the honeybees, all the fresh fruits and vegetables and of course, the turkeys (the farm raises 5,000 turkeys annually providing the highest quality, over-ready turkeys available year-round) – making it an entire day of family fun. For $2, you can join the pick-your-own club (which also gives your discounts) for access to all the PYO events throughout the year. Call ahead to confirm availability.
Open Monday–Saturday from 9:00am–6:00pm and Sunday from 2:00pm–6:00pm, 201 Hickory Corner Rd, East Windsor, (609) 448-0629
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