Who Knew? Delicious Blueberry Picking in Lacey Township, NJ[Photo Gallery]
Why haven't I ever seen this before?
I drive by this blueberry patch or farm everyday. I'm not sure if it's called a blueberry patch.
To my surprise, it's right along rt. 9...right before the Walmart in Lanoka Harbor, depending if you're going north or south. Check it out:
U Pick Blueberries in Lacey Township
I did see a tent there before but I never thought about it. Today I'm glad I turned to the right, right into the drive-way of the blueberry patch.
It's literally called U Pick Blueberries and they have a website and a Facebook page, too. I had no clue, where have I been, hiding under a rock.
They provide the buckets only. There are no public bathrooms but there is a port-a-potty. Pets are not allowed and a friendly reminder sunscreen and bug spray is advised.
According to their Facebook page, the 2021 season just began this past weekend. Hours for blueberry picking are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 am - 3 pm and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8 am - 4pm. U Pick Blueberries only accepts cash only and it's $3 per pound.
U Pick Blueberries is located at 611 Rt. 9 in Lanoka Harbor. The key to picking good blueblerries - pick the ripest of the bunch and their coloring should be a greyish blue.
Blueberry picking season in New Jersey is the end of June to the end of July. Weather permitting you could still pick a good bunch in the beginning of August.
Blueberry picking is a lot of fun for the whole family. I will tell you it gets hot out there, so maybe a little fan around your neck would cool you off and a bottle of water. Bring some water with you, have fun.