2012-06-01 / Culinary Feature

Tips for pick-your-own farms and harvest dates

Harvest dates may vary depending upon weather conditions.
Fruits & Berries Harvest Late
(most active)
Strawberries June 1 - June 10 June 25
Cherries June 10 - 25 June 25
Blueberries July 5 - Aug. 10 Aug. 15
Red raspberries July 5 - 21 Aug. 1
Blackberries July 15 - 30 Aug. 10
Peaches, nectarines July 20 - Sept. 1 Sept. 15
Pears Aug. 10 - 31 Sept. 10
Apples Sept. 1 - Oct. 25 Oct. 31
Vegetables Harvest Late
(most active)
Asparagus May 1 - 30 June 25
Peas June 15 - 25 July 5
Squash June 25 - Sept. 1 Sept. 30
Cucumbers July 5 - Aug. 15 Sept. 15
Corn July 5 - Aug. 31 Sept. 25
Tomatoes July 10 - Sept. 15 Oct. 15*
Peppers July 15 - Oct. 31 Nov. 5
Pumpkins Oct. 1 - 15 Oct. 31
* or killing frost
Source: N. J. Department of Agriculture

Tips for visiting a pick-your-own farm

- Respect the property. You are a visitor to the farm;
it is both the family’s home and business.
- Read and obey all signs.
- Follow directions about where and what to pick.
- Supervise children at all times.
- Wear shoes and proper clothing.
- Wear sunscreen and a hat.
- Leave pets at home.
- Throw away trash in the proper
trash receptacles.
- Keep head, arms, hands and legs inside when riding in farm
wagons. Remain seated until the wagon stops.

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