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Old 07-06-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Has anyone heard of Robson Farm in Wrightstown or Johnson Farm in Medford? Both are in Burlington County. I'm looking for a fun place to take 3 year olds to pick blueberries and peaches. I'm open to other recommendations, too.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Lightbulb More farms

DeWolf Farms off Rt. 539

also this might help you....
Where to Find a Pick-Your-Own Farm in Central New Jersey

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Old 07-06-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I have been to Johnson farm twice. My daughter went corn picking last summer when she was 2 1/2 and then in the fall pumpkin picking. She really enjoyed it. She loved seeing the farm animals too. I thought some of the prices where a little high but not terrible.

I've also been to Terhune's in Princeton for blueberry picking. This was also good. It had been a rainy day so it was a bit muddy and humid. They had Pony rides but my daughter was too scared to do it.

Just based on how much my daughter loved animals I have to say Johnson's was better.

Whatever you do, take a camera and have a great time.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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Johnsons Farm in Medford is fun for kids but can get pretty crowded. Also a little more pricey then some of the others. But they do have the animals and some other activities. We usually go to Conte Farms in Tabernacle. Went there this weekend for blueberry picking. Not as commercial as Johnsons but you can get in and out much quicker.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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There is a NJ state website.
Jersey Fresh

If you are looking for a small organic blueberry u-pick, try Earth Friendly Organic Farm in Clarskburg, NJ, near Great Adventure. Small, not crowded, w/ a picnic area (you are really at someone's house/B&B). There are other organic fruit u-picks there too, and you can purchase some fresh veggies as well (no eggs this year).
Earth Friendly Organic Farm
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Monmouth County
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I don't have kids or any recommendations, but this is a great idea! It's nice to see parents doing fun outdoor activities with their kids that connect them with where their food comes from, all while supporting local farms. It's much better than plopping them down in front of Nickelodeon (though I'm sure there's a lot of that too--y'know, for sanity's sake!).
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Thanks to everybody for your feedback and additional info. We're always trying to find new things to keep the kids busy and stimulated (not always easy).
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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Johnson Farm in Medford is great, very active farm for the kids, can get some ice cream too. Medford was named one of National Geographic's Best 'Small Town Escapes' in the US, very nice town.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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Default Pumpkin Picking

I discovered the best hay ride and pumpkin picking is on a wonderful hilly farm in Jobstown on rt 537. They don't charge much, there are no crowds or ticket takers, and the farm is a real working one and not a commercial operation with staged farm animals. They give you a 45 minute ride through the farm and stop to feed the herd of cattle roaming out in the hills before they take you to the pumpkin patch. My kids have a wonderful time and wanted to pick everything in site. The owners are in the farm store actually making things out of the fruits and meats grown on the place. While were there we saw them rolling pie crust to put on the apple pies. I want to come back and get one for Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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I know it has been recommended elsewhere, but Alstede's Farm in Chester is a great place too. Last year we picked pumpkins, corn, apples, raspberries and apples. Took a hay ride and had one of the greatest days ever.
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