Take Your Pick

You don’t have to wait for autumn to visit an orchard—many farms in Central Jersey are brimming with ripe, delicious fruit right now!



You don’t have to wait for autumn to visit an orchard—many farms in Central Jersey are brimming with ripe, delicious fruit right now! Here’s a list of spots where “pick-your-own” is a popular and sometimes preferred harvest method.

Head to Terhune Orchards (330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, 609.924.2310; terhuneorchards.com) for some of the best blackberry and blueberry picking in the region. It’s worry-free too— the farm’s blackberries are the thornless variety. Entry is free; you simply pay for what you pick.

Von Thun Farms (519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction, 732.329.8656; vonthunfarms.com) is another option for blueberry and blackberry picking. Visitors must purchase a $5 pass before entering the fields, but your admission fee is applied toward the final cost of your harvest.

Don’t let the name fool you—Lee Turkey Farm (201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor, 609.448.0629; leeturkeyfarm.com) has an abundance of fruit waiting to be picked. Pay-by-weight summer fruits include peaches, melons, pears, blackberries, raspberries and nectarines. The farm also offers a kid-friendly Harvest Tour available from July to October that teaches children about the various fruits and vegetables.

Make Giamarese Farm & Orchards (155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick, 732.821.9494; giamaresefarm.com) your destination if you’re looking for fresh peaches and nectarines now through September. Weekend picking passes are $7, which includes a hayride to and from the field. And hold on to your pass—it’s good for a $5 credit at the farm market.

It’s blueberries galore at Snyder’s Farm (586 S. Middlebush Rd., Somerset, 732.496.0441; snyders-farm.com), where it’s free to walk the blueberry fields—you only pay for what you pick. After picking, drop by the farm store and check out the homemade jams, salsas and barbecue sauces. Pick-your-own veggies are expected to start up in late July. Check the farm’s Facebook page for details. 

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