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The best strawberry picking in NJ

Make the most of all the epic strawberry picking NJ has in store for you this summer. Berries await!

When it comes to strawberry picking, NJ is has so much deliciousness to offer. Not only do these orchards offer pick-your-own fruits and veggies, but a trip to these sweet spots will make for a complete afternoon with live music, hay rides, animal encounters and more. Here are the pick-your-own spots you need to visit for juicy fruits and cool activities for strawberry pickers big and small.

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to where to pick your own fruits and vegetables near NYC

And be sure to browse through our top choices for strawberry picking NY and strawberry picking CT for more farm-fresh fun near NYC before strawberry season is over!

Strawberry picking in NJ

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Alstede Farms

Alstede Farms

Travel time: 1hr and 30min by car

Alstede Farms celebrates strawberry season with its annual Strawberry Harvest Festival in June. Every Saturday and Sunday in June, guests will get a taste of various strawberry treats, including homemade ice cream, shortcakes, slushies, sundaes, pie, fudge and more! A hayride takes little ones and grownups to the strawberry patch where kids will love picking their own. After those baskets are filled, spend the rest of the day on the moon bounce, corn kingdom, getting those little faces painted, meeting the friendly farm animals or enjoying wagon train or pony rides (weekends only). Other summer produce offerings include green and pink gooseberries, currants, red and black raspberries, blueberries and a variety of veggies. 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ (908-879-7189, alstedefarms.com). Mon–Thu 12am–4pm, Fri–Sun 11am–4pm. Free admission Mon–Thurs, Fri–Sun admission $6.99, children under 2 free; activity pass $14.99–$16.99. Pick-your-own $3.99/lb; activities $3-$9, all-inclusive wristband $16 on weekdays, $18 on weekends.

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Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards

Travel time: 2hrs by car

This 225-acre farm has plenty for you and the kids to enjoy!  Pick your own strawberries are available along with sweet cherries, sour cherries and blueberries. Come July, you’ll find juicy blackberries, too! After you’re done picking, check out the farm’s sheep, goats, horse, ducks and chickens, then try out pedal tractors and stationary tractors nearby. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ (609-924-2310, terhuneorchards.com). Daily 9am–5pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Sussex County Strawberry Farm

Sussex County Strawberry Farm

Travel time: 1hr and 45min by car

As you can probably tell from the name, Sussex County Strawberry Farm specializes in growing your favorite big red berry. They also have raspberries and pumpkin picking later in the season, too! Moms and dads on the market for some beautiful plants can check out the nearby Garden Center for marigolds, zinnias, geraniums and more! 565 US-206, Newton, NJ (973-579-5505, sussexcontystrawberryfarm.com). Mon–Fri 7am–7pm, Sat 7am–4:30pm, Sun 7am–3:30pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Battleview Orchards

Battleview Orchards

Travel time: 1hr and 45min by car

Head to Battleview Orchards for a variety of awesome summer fruits including strawberries, sour cherries, peaches and nectarines! They'll keep you updated on the strawberry season via their Facebook (so check it regularly), but it usually begins in late May or early June. Visit in fall for fun weekend hayrides! 91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ (732-462-0756, battlevieworchards.com). Strawberry patch admission $5 per person, fee will be credited towards berries picked. Cash only. Pay per carton/lb.

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Lee Turkey Farm

Lee Turkey Farm

Travel time: 1hr and 45min by car

Don’t let the name fool you—Lee Turkey Farm is a fantastic spot for your strawberry picking needs. The farm offers up delicious strawberries and cherries as pick-your-own in June before opening its fields up for those wishing to pick basketfuls of melons, peaches, raspberries and sauce apples in July. Come fall and holiday dinner planning, head here for oven ready whole turkeys that have been raised right on the farm. 201 Hickory Corner Rd, East Windsor, NJ (609-448-0629, leeturkeyfarm.com). Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 2pm–6pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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