Strawberry Harvest Weekends

Strawberry Festival at Donaldson Farms

It’s all about strawberries in the spring – ripe, delicious, mouth-watering strawberries! Our Strawberry Harvest Weekend activities are currently on hold as we navigate the current restrictions due to COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

2020 Strawberry Season Update 

PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRIES

Our strawberry Season has come to end – we are no longer offering Pick-Your-Own Strawberries. Thanks to all who took the time to visit. Click to Learn more about Raspberry Picking this summer!

🍓 Important Strawberry Picking Information – Please read! As you know, we are living in new times that require farms and businesses to constantly adapt to provide the best way to accommodate customers while maintaining CDC and state government guidelines. Please be patient and amendable to changes throughout the season.

🍓 Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will NOT be offering freshly-prepared hot foods for purchase, pony rides, or hayrides on weekends during this strawberry season. Cold drinks and snacks are available in our farm market. We will keep you updated once we are able to offer these activities again.

🍓 STRAWBERRY PICKING HOURS

  • PYO Strawberries – Monday – Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM
  • PYO Strawberries – Sunday 9AM – 4:30PM
  • Farm Market Shopping – Monday – Saturday 9AM – 6PM
  • Farm Market Shopping – Sunday 9AM – 5PM

🍓 PYO CONDITIONS WILL VARY DAILY – please check with us prior to your visit. 
–> Our strawberry crop is limited this year – strawberry picking is available while supplies last
–> Check our website or facebook page for updates prior to your visit
–> Call ahead if you’re traveling a distance to check picking conditions 908-852-9122 x1

🍓 ARRIVAL/PARKING & STRAWBERRY PATCH ACCESS
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 – Please park in our ‘Event Parking’ area – the grass field located to the left as you enter our main parking area.
–> Weekday Access – Please check-in at our farm market counter for instructions and picking containers
–> Weekend Access – Please check-in at our Strawberry Shed located outside the farm market, near the sandbox area. We may ask you to enter our outdoor area through our farm market or have you navigate an alternate path. Please look for signage and our staff to guide you.

🍓 PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRY PRICES & CONTAINERS
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We prefer that you use our picking containers this season instead of bringing your own containers. Absolutely NO plastic bags.
–> Quart Containers cost $.50 cents/per container
–> Flat Containers cost $2/flat (6-quart capacity)
–> PYO Strawberry Prices $4.29/lb. (No fee to enter the strawberry patch)

🍓 STRAWBERRY PICKING & SAFE PICKING INSTRUCTIONS
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Social Distancing Practices are required. You know the drill!
–> Face masks are required for all adults while shopping in our farm market and in the strawberry patch. Face masks for children are suggested.
–> Handwashing stations and/or Hand Sanitizer will be provided for your use – You must wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering our farm market and picking fields. Feel free to BYO hand sanitizer!
–> Limit your time in the field as a courtesy to others
–> NO eating/sampling in the strawberry patch!
–> Do not enter our farm or strawberry patch if you feel sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 

Please enjoy your visit to our family farm! Our farm market is fully stocked with fresh fruits and veggies like Jersey asparagus, our own spinach and garlic scapes, our own strawberries in limited quantities, green beans, NJ raw honey, local milk, cheese and yogurt, meats, freshly-baked pies and sweet treats, pot pies, veggie pies, and much more. Click here to learn more about our farm market products. 

If you’d like to receive updates and notifications on this year’s strawberry season, picking conditions, recipes, and more please click here to subscribe to receive our Berry-Delicious Strawberry Season updates via email. You may also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Strawberry Harvest Weekend Dates & Info

Strawberries - Hackettstown, NJ

COST: No entry fee. Activities and food priced individually. PYO activities are priced by the pound. Pint containers and cardboard flats are available for purchase. *Pony Ride tickets $5/ride. *Hot foods available from our food shack. * May not be available in the 2020 season.

Please Note: No paper or plastic shopping bags are allowed in the PYO berry fields.

Crop Condition Update Info

It’s best to call ahead for current crop conditions 908-852-9122, Ext. 3. You can also visit our Facebook and Instagram pages or subscribe to our E-news updates for the current information and crop conditions for strawberry picking.


Strawberry Photo Contest

Don’t forget your camera to take photos for our 2020 Strawberry Season Photo contest on Facebook. $50, $30, and $20 Farm Market Gift Cards are up for grabs!

View winning photos from our 2017 Strawberry Fest Facebook Photo Contest

View winning photos for the 2016 Strawberry Fest Facebook Photo Contest

Vendors

Vendors are invited to participate in our Strawberry Harvest Weekends on select dates. [vendor application form]