Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in New Jersey? Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in New Jersey, sorted by county. Farms offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in green, next to their name (see "What does Organic mean?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those! See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops. And for Fall fun, see these pages to find pumpkin patches and corn mazes.. and even Zombie paintball.
And if you know of farm I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!
Notes for January 2017:Apples are still available, but already picked. In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries. See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!
Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)
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This page provides a detailed list of New Jersey's pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, pick-it-yourself) farms. I spent part of my childhood in NJ, and it was here that my folks first took me to a PYO, for blueberries, out in the Pine Barrens near Pemberton! The blueberries are the best in the world there, often the size of a nickel!
We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn.
I'm always looking for more to add and feedback about any farm you have visited, please write me using the Feedback form! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!