Pick Your Own Peaches

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

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Peaches typically peak during July and August in our area, but they are peaking earlier and you can go pick your own peaches at nearby farms.

Peaches happen to be easily affected by the weather, especially rain and cooler temperatures, so it’s best to call the farm before you head over to make sure they have some peaches good enough to pick.

Here is a list of pick-your-own farms in NJ:

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Road

Hillsdale, NJ, 07642.

(201) 666-0472

Hours: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person for hayride and $7 per bag of peaches

Alstede Farms

84 County Route 513 (old route 24)

Chester, NJ, 07930

(908) 879-7189

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cost: Peaches $1.59 per pound

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 924-2310

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Califon Farm Market & Orchard

472 County Road 513

Califon, NJ 07830

(908) 832-2905

Hours: 9 am – 6 pm

Battleview Orchards

91 Wemrock Road

Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 469-0756

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, closed Tuesdays

Tell us, what’s your favorite peach recipe?


  1. POSTED BY lisadavies  |  July 07, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    Great list – do you know if any of them are organic or low-spray?

  2. POSTED BY mtclibn42  |  July 08, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    Here’s one more place to check out — Treelicious Orchards (http://www.treeliciousorchards.com/). It’s run by the delightful Ginger who you can find selling her terrific peaches, other fruits and veg, along with superb homemade baked goods each week at the Montclair Farmer’s market. I’ve been out to the farm and it is well worth the trip.

  3. POSTED BY annasan  |  July 08, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    I have a really easy – and yummy – recipe for Peach Crumble: http://bit.ly/NAxVHC

  4. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  July 09, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    That looks great Anna!

  5. POSTED BY njgator  |  July 09, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    I am pretty sure that Wightman’s Farms also has PYO peaches and nectarines.

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