When, where & how to pick blueberries and farm-recommended recipes
mid to late June through late August
Pick Your Own at Local Farms:
Click on a farm for address, Google map and contact information.
Conte's Farm (Tabernacle, NJ) • Fred + III (Pemberton, NJ)
Haines Berry Farm (Pemberton, NJ) • Johnson’s Corner Farm (Medford, NJ)
Mood’s Farm Market (Mullica Hill, NJ) • Piney Hollow Farm (Williamstown, NJ)
Reeves Berries (New Lisbon, NJ) • Terhune Orchards (Princeton, NJ)
Wells Blueberry Farm (Southampton, NJ)
Blueberries are known as a modern-day superfood. They also provide an overall nutritional boost crucial to growing kids. Antioxidant-rich berries aid bone development through high levels of manganese and vitamin K, which aid calcium-absorption. And as brain food, berries help to improve memory and general cognitive function as a result of anthocyanins, the antioxidants that give fruit its distinctive color. So when you go picking, remember: The deeper the color, the bigger the nutrient punch.
Farmers' Picking Tips:
• Look for blueberries that are fully blue and don’t have any purple or green.
• Once picked, leave the container open so moisture doesn’t form in the container.