Last updated on December 5th, 2017 at 09:13 am
They don’t call it the Garden State for nothing*! Pick Your Own Farms in NJ are all over the place.
We’ve listed one farm stand from every county that we could find to give you a place to check out near your home. Help us make this list more comprehensive by leaving a comment with your favorite farm stand/PYO spot name and location.
Some of the farms on this list are steeped in New Jersey history and are leading producers of fruit. For example, Battleview Orchards is a 4th-generation-owned farm that has operated for more than 100 years. And, Melick’s Town Farm is the largest apple grower in NJ with some 25,000 apple trees!
Here are 16 pick your own farms in New Jersey to check out:
- Atlantic: R & J Farm, Galloway Township, NJ
- Bergen: Demarest Farm, Hillsdale, NJ
- Burlington: Specca Farms, Springfield, NJ
- Camden: Springdale Farm Market, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Cape May: Rea’s Farm Market, West Cape May, NJ
- Cumberland: Marlboro Farm Market & Garden Center, Bridgeton, NJ
- Essex: Seeking recommendations!
- Gloucester: Mood’s Farm Market, Mullica Hill, NJ
- Hudson: Seeking recommendations!
- Hunterdon: Melick’s Orchards, Califon, NJ & Melick’s Town Farm, Lebanon, NJ
- Mercer: Lee Turkey Farm East Windsor, NJ
- Middlesex: Stults Farm, Cranbury, NJ
- Monmouth: Battleview Orchards, Freehold, NJ
- Morris: Alstede Farms, Chester, NJ
- Ocean: Hallock’s U-Pick Farm, New Egypt, NJ
- Passaic: Farmview Stand, Wayne, NJ
- Salem: Seeking recommendations!
- Somerset: Seeking recommendations!
- Sussex: Tranquillity Farms Alamuchy, NJ
- Union: Seeking recommendations!
- Warren: Tree-Licious Orchards, Port Murray, NJ
Again, we just wanted to give you a place to start with pick your own farms in New Jersey. Help us call out some other farm stands by leaving a comment with the name and location!
*Ok, so remember when we said “they don’t call it the Garden State for nothing?” Well, turns out they actually might. According to NJ.gov, there’s really no official explanation for the Garden State nickname. The best guess comes from a 1926 book that credits Abraham Browning of Camden for coining the term, which has stuck ever since. In fact, the words, “Garden State” were added to New Jersey license places in 1954.