Pick Your Own Strawberries

Typical Picking Season: June

Have you ever bitten into a plump red strawberry that’s been warmed by the sun? There’s nothing quite like a perfectly ripe strawberry that has just been picked from the field!

Pick your own deliciously sweet, fresh strawberries during the spring at Stony Hill Farms! Picking your own berries is easy and fun, and it doesn’t take long to fill a basket. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and low in calories!

The strawberry fields are open for picking on select dates during the growing season.

U-Pick Strawberry Details

  • Season: Typically in June
  • Hours: Daily 10AM – 5PM (Last entry at 4pm)
  • Entry Fee: $8.99 plus tax per person
    Price includes admission to the field, 1 quart of berries, and hayride to the fields (weekends only)
  • Additional Berries: $5.99/quart

Reservations are required. Please refer to our new U-Pick Guidelines below.

Please call (908) 879-2908 or check our Facebook page to check availability or potential weather closings.

NEW U-PICK GUIDELINES

We are opening our fields to give our customers the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and collect safe, nutritious, and essential food. To maintain a safe and healthy environment, please follow these new guidelines: 

  • Everyone 2 years and older must purchase their ticket online before coming to the farm. You will not be allowed access to the field without a ticket. This will limit the amount of face-to-face time needed between customers and employees. 
  • Tickets will be available for specific time slots with limited quantities in order to promote social distancing. Tickets will be available based on crop yields 1-2 days in advance. If your desires time slot sells out, you will need to choose a different date and time. If you are late for your ticketed time, we will not guarantee entry.
  • When your arrive at the farm, please have your tickets ready to be scanned by our employees. They will give you your containers, wristbands, and direct you where to go.
  • Each ticket includes your entry fee & one quart container for picking. You can add on additional quarts to your ticket if you wish to pick more.
  • Your weekend ticket will include transportation to the picking fields. Weekday tickets do not include transportation and walking is required.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring their own containers for food safety reasons.
  • Guests are requested to limit their picking time to around 30 minutes.
  • Guests must wash their hands before entering the fields.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Masks are required for adults and suggested for children.
  • You will be assigned a row to pick in. Please stay in your designated row.
  • Absolutely no eating of any produce in the fields.

U-Pick Policies

  • Customers must follow all rules and regulations
  • Customers must stay in fields that are designated for picking
  • Please pick only what you intend to purchase
  • Please refrain from eating in the fields
  • Pets are not allowed due to health regulations
  • All picking activities are outdoors in our farm fields and require walking long distances
  • Fields are on uneven ground so please dress appropriately
  • What to wear: outdoor clothing, comfortable closed toe shoes
  • What to bring: sunblock, water, insect repellent

Handicap & Stroller Accessibility

Our u-pick fields are not easily handicap accessible due to rugged terrain. Strollers are permitted but are extremely difficult to push on the ground, and carriers are recommended.

Enjoy Jersey-Fresh Deliciousness from the Farm

Reserve your spot for berry picking and fun at Stony Hill Farms!

Other Fun

When you visit the farm during strawberry season, don’t miss out on other fun!

Hayrides (Weekends Only)

During the weekend, take a hayride (included with your entry fee) out to the strawberry fields and enjoy the sights and sounds of the farm!

Guests may also opt to walk to the fields if they prefer.

Concessions

Stop by our Farm Market for delicious ice cream and other treats!

COVID-19 NOTICE

Due to the coronavirus, the following normal activities will NOT be available during the 2020 strawberry season.

Trike Rides

Race to the finish line! Put your pedaling skills to the test as you race your family and friends around our trike track!

Barnyard Board Game

Play our life-sized boardgame! Consider this an Agricultural-themed Candyland, where you play as the game piece! Big, bright, and colorful, this boardgame provides fun for all.

Rope Maze

Nautical rope forms a path leading to the deck of a pirate ship. Kids can weave through the rope and ring the giant bell when they master the maze and reach the center.

Tile Maze

This may seem simple and small, but our tile maze is deceptively tricky! Anyone clever enough to figure the tile maze out in under 20 minutes is a top Maze Master. This maze is composed of 270 tiles and the one rule: you may only make right turns.

Noah's Ark Playground

Our children’s play area consists of a giant Noah’s Ark, featuring ladders, slides, and a top deck lookout. Surrounding the area are picnic tables where you can sit and watch your children play.

Strawberry Tips & Information

Strawberry Picking Tips

  • For longer lasting berries, pick only strawberries that are completely red, plump, and firm. (Berries will not ripen more once they have been picked.)
  • Twist your strawberries off the vine rather than pulling them OR gently pinch the stem of the berry at least 1/4-inch from the berry between your thumb and index finger. Leaving a stem on the berry will help prevent bruising and help yuor strawberries last longer.
  • Be gentle. Strawberries bruise easily.
  • For jams and baking, pick strawberries that are a little more ripe and slightly soft.
  • Don’t forget to look under the leaves to find hidden berries.
  • To prevent bruising, don’t overfill your containers or try to pack the strawberries down.
  • The best time to pick in the morning or early evening to avoid any damage that the sun might to do you berries.

Strawberry Storage

  • Carefully place berries in a shallow container to reduce bruising from piling them to high in a container
  • For optimum freshness, store berries in a refrigerator at 35-38 degrees
  • Don’t wash berries or remove caps until you are ready to use them
  • Freeze berries that you cannot use right away

Freezing Strawberries

  • Wash, dry, cut the hulls off then place berries on a baking sheet (not touching), and freeze until solid
  • Transfer the frozen berries to a ziplock freezer bag, removing as much air as possible
  • Date the package and place in freezer
  • Store in the freezer for us to 10-12 months