U-Pick and Berry Picking Near Essex County๐Ÿ“๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’

Local Options within an hour drive for U-Pick farms

By Jessica Kline, Publisher and Editor Macaroni Kid Clifton-Montclair June 13, 2023

Harvest dates listed may vary depending upon weather conditions and the geographic location of the farm. Call ahead to avoid disappointment!


Abma's Farm
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Alstede Farms
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  • Check Facebook page for latest updates.
  • Pick Your Own tickets must be purchased in advance - more info here.
  • Offering many different Pick Your Own options (fruits, veggies, flowers, pumpkins) throughout the season.
  • Outside food and containers will not be permitted at the farm or inside the PYO fields.

Battle View Orchards
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Freehold (Wemrock Rd for patch)

  • Check Facebook for latest updates.
  • Sour Cherry season - will begin approximately June 22nd - check back with us closer to the date for detailed info and exact opening day information!
  • Peach season -  typically begins the second week of July!
  • Apple season - typically begins in the beginning of September!
  • Cash only.

Demarest Farm
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Farms View Roadstand
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Hazelman Farms

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West Milford

Orts Farm
Check Facebook for updates (they close on occasion until things are ripe)
Long Valley

  • You can order curbside produce and fresh groceries from their farm right on their website.
  • Offering storytime, check their Facebook page for details. Suggestion to buy tickets ahead of time here.

Snyder's Farm
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  • Open weekends only for u-pick.
  • The blueberry season usually starts in late June and is over in late July
  • Aronia season starts in mid-August and is over by mid-September.
    *Call and/or check each farm's local Facebook page to confirm they are open, weather and stock availability permitted.

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