Peach Picking in New Jersey: 18 Scenic Orchards To Visit

Strolling amongst a peach plantation teeming with juicy produce, the choice of selecting a single one becomes an arduous choice!

Take a look at these 18 scenic orchards that offer peach picking and are sure to make you wish you lived on a farm… but only ever had to pick and eat the fruit! 

Most farms will begin offering U-Pick peaches in June through August or September, but this depends on the season and which variety you are looking for.

You’ll always want to pick fruit with full color and slight give when gently squeezed. A perfectly ripe peach will literally fall off into your hand or require little to no effort to pick.

Be sure to always call the farm ahead of time to make sure there are ripe peaches to pick, or reserve your spot so you have the opportunity to pick some ripe fruit. 

Keep reading for more information about each farm, including their hours, types of peaches offered, and other U-Pick options throughout the season!

1. Battleview Orchards

Battleview Orchards has been allowing people to pick their own fruit since 1972, but they began growing crops in 1908.

You’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, local gifts, and freshly pressed apple cider in their country store that is open year-round. 

  • Location: 91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Types of Peaches: White and Yellow
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday (closed Tuesday) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, sour cherries, nectarines, apples, pumpkins

2. Stoneyfield Orchard

This is a family-owned farm that has just a little bit of everything. Check them out to pick your own fruits and fresh vegetables.

They also sell eggs, cheeses, jellies, maple syrup, preserves, relishes, and more at their farm store, which is open year round. Be sure to bring cash or checks because credit cards are not accepted. 

  • Location: 5 Orchard St., Belvidere, NJ 07823
  • Types of Peaches: White and Yellow
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, plums, apples, pears, cherries

3. Demarest Farms

Founded in 1886, this family-owned farm is rooted in tradition and offers countless activities for the entire family!

After you’re done picking peaches, stop by the farm market for homemade goods, fresh-baked treats, perennial flowers, and other garden supplies. This truly is your go-to stop for everything seasonal! 

  • Location: 244 Werimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ 07642
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Apples, pumpkins  

4. Mood’s Farm Market

Check out Mood’s farm market for countless varieties of seasonal fruits or one of their dessert contests, blueberry festival, and even car shows; there is surely an event for everyone!

Be sure to bring your own container. A bucket or box works best, and they do not allow picking in plastic bags!

  • Location: 901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Sweet cherries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet plums, sunflowers, nectarines, blackberries, red pears, Bartlett pears, Italian plums, white grapes, Concord grapes, apples, pumpkins

5. Alstede Farms

Stop by to pick your own peaches; enjoy local gifts, foods, and freshly made ice cream; see the farm animals; or enjoy some live entertainment and experience a wine tasting by a local winery.

Tickets are available to pick your own at the gate, but it’s better to book ahead of time since tickets are first come, first served. 

  • Location: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, peas, greens, raspberries, blackberries, beans, blueberries, apples, potatoes, pumpkins, flowers 

6. Eastmont Orchards

With 15 different varieties of peaches, they are sure to have your favorite! They offer a wide variety of peaches and 21 different varieties of apples, seasonal vegetables, sunflowers, honey, jam, and bales of straw for sale. 

  • Location: 181 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Apples, sunflowers
Five ripe peaches being held aloft for inspection.

7. Giamarese Farm & Orchards

A full pick-your-own farm offering many different fruits, vegetables, plant seedlings, and hanging baskets of seasonal flowers, this farm also has a small greenhouse.

Stop by to pick your own fruit and vegetables, and be sure to catch one of the educational hayrides Farmer Jim does on fall-season weekends! 

  • Location: 155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow
  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, peas, spring greens, nectarines, apples, pumpkins, fall greens, Christmas trees

8. Melick’s Town Farm

For nearly 300 years, the Melick Town Farm has been growing apples, peaches, and other seasonal fruits spanning 10 generations!

Still a family business, this 300-acre farm sells its produce in 5 different locations. They’re known for their apple cider, so be sure to get a bottle to enjoy along with your peaches! 

  • Location: 472 County Rd., Califon, NJ, 07830
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow, White, Donut
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, pumpkins, flowers, apples

9. Treelicious Orchards and Bakery

Pick your own peaches, or enjoy a homemade peach pie from the bakery knowing that all of the fruit comes directly from the seasonally growing fruits on the farm!

You’ll find their other fruit and produce available to pick or being sold at countless local farmers’ markets. 

  • Location: 135 Karrville Rd., Port Murray, NJ 07865
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Apples, plums, pears, corn, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and other rotating seasonal crops

10. Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm

With the original home being built in 1693, the farm almost has a longer history than the U.S.A.!

With a beautifully preserved farmhouse at its center, this farm provides fresh fruit and a gathering place with its wine-tasting room and regular events hosted at one of the locations on site.  

  • Location: 2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow 
  • Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, sunflowers, blackberries, pumpkins, apples

11. Phillips Farms

Sixth-generation farmers Marc and Holly would love to welcome you to their wholesome farm!

Whether it’s one of the many farmer’s markets that they attend or going to pick your own fruit, stop by for a taste of what it’s like to live on a farm. 

  • Location: 564 Milford-Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ 08848
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, apples, plums, pears, grapes, raspberries, pumpkins

12. Hillview Farms

Hillview Farms grows various seasonal fruits and vegetables and offers firewood in the cooler months. They also have chickens to provide poultry and eggs to locals.

Take a homemade pie, freshly made cider, or honey home with your peaches as a great local treat!

  • Location: 223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Blueberries, zinnias, apples, pumpkins
Box of Freshly Picked Peaches

13. Haynicz’s Orchardview Farm Market 

Not only do they have fruits and vegetables, but they also have a small greenhouse featuring seasonal hanging baskets and vegetable seedlings.

When you stop by, you’ll also find fresh cider, baked goods, and local Amish-made foods in their country store. 

  • Location: 1093 Elk Road, Monroeville, NJ 08343
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Apples, strawberries, collards, kale, flowers

14. Wightman Farms 

Having just celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2022, this farm has been around to sell fruits and vegetables to locals season after season!

Now it doubles as an educational center with a great fall festival including hayrides, mazes, and pick-your-own pumpkins.

  • Location: 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Types of Peaches: White and Yellow
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, nectarines, apples

15. Johnson’s Corner Farm

This is a great place for the entire family. The kids will enjoy picking their own fruit and love the pedal go-karts, jungle gyms, sandboxes, splash pads, and petting zoo, and the fresh ice cream stand is a great way to end the trip!

Reserve your spot online to save a dollar and make sure you have a spot because they fill up quickly.

  • Location: 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Corn, snap peas, blueberries, string beans, zucchini, tomatoes

16. Robson’s Farm

Once a dairy, this farm transitioned into a 1,200-acre vegetable farm and now boasts a quaint 40-acre orchard.

They focus on growing unique varieties of fruit. If you’ve never had a pawpaw or quince, pick a few along with your peaches for an exciting change of taste! 

  • Location: 33 Rahilly Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow, White, and Donut
  • Hours: Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Apples, nectarines, pawpaws, and quince

17. Von Thun Farms

With two locations that offer U-Pick fruits, be sure to head to the Washington New Jersey location if you’re looking for peaches!

While the focus is on produce and fruit, they also offer summer horseback camps and riding lessons for all ages. 

  • Location: 438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, blackberries, apples, pumpkins

18. Lee Turkey Farm

A family dedicated to quality food has been working this land for 7 generations. They have plenty of different fruits and vegetables for sale as well as quality turkeys for anyone looking for local poultry. 

  • Location: 201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and White
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, apples, corn, pumpkins

Closing Thoughts

Picking your own peaches is the best way to ensure they are as fresh as possible. Picking up some homemade goods at the farm store never hurt anyone either!

Always follow each farm’s rules, and enjoy the outdoors and warm summer weather while you can. Just don’t forget to pick enough peaches to get your fix until next year!