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Alstede Farms

#1 of 11 things to do in Chester Features Animals
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930-2924
+1 908-879-7189
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However you drive there it will be through lovely scenery. This is a large facility selling their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RepUSA
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Kids love animals - and you can feed them

So, this is a nice place to pass time with the kids and grab an ice cream, which is exactly what we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BillDzio
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Shanghai, China
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Alstede Farms is a true family owned real working farm located in beautiful western Morris County, New Jersey. The Alstede Family are true stewards of their wonderful 365 acre permanently preserved farm where only sustainable and certified organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers are grown. The farm specializes in offering one of the widest variety of Pick Your Own (PYO) crops in the northeast and offers a wide range of family friendly activities including hay wagon rides, pony rides, birthday parties, business outings, friendly farm animals, a giant corn maze, and much, much, more. Signature items include home made ice cream, home made fudge, home made caramel, and a full service farm store loaded with home grown goodness. The Alstede Family and staff are proud to call the Garden State their home!
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“fruit” (34 reviews)
“ice cream” (19 reviews)
“pony rides” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930-2924
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+1 908-879-7189
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

However you drive there it will be through lovely scenery. This is a large facility selling their produced. There is a good animal area. Kids can feed the animals and you can bring your own food for them. Restrooms are few and though clean a...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for stopping into visit us and for your kind review. I am glad that you found our farm to be beautiful, our rest rooms clean, and our animals friendly. Our dedicated team works hard to make every guest experience on our farm enjoyable....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, this is a nice place to pass time with the kids and grab an ice cream, which is exactly what we did. Locally this place is well known and draws a crowd, but it really doesn't differentiate from other places I have been with...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for your recent visit to our family owned farm. I am glad that your kids enjoyed our home made ice cream! Our farm offers over 377 acres of beautiful open space that is filled with fruits and vegetables available for Pick Your Own...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very nice big farm. Lots of City people go there. Very crowed especially in the Fall. Weekends are extremely busy. Lots of activities for the whole family.More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for your recent visit and for your review. We are open seven days a week with all of our Pick Your Own crops and activities. We even offer FREE and reduced price admissions during those times. Weekday visits afford our guests a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Think how delicious juicy fresh peaches are in the summer--now picture those peaches in creamy peach ice cream!! Absolutely terrific!! Cherry vanilla is also fabulous! What a great place--fun for the kids-fresh veggies & beautiful flowers PLUS ice cream!! A great spot for a drive...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mountain Girl! Thanks for your very nice review and most especially for your recent visit. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the ice cream. Our home made flavors change with the seasons and the crops that we are growing so please...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bottom Line: Stand in line to pay $6.99 / person for access to the field. Pay another $2 per container to hold the blueberries you’ve picked, then pay $6.99 / lb to take all those blueberries home with you. All of this is clearly stated...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Good Morning! Thanks for your review and moreover for your recent visit. Our dedicated team and family has worked very hard to preserve a real working family farm here in Northern New Jersey....and we have succeeded in maintaining over 400 acres of preserved farmland that...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I googled different types of festivals in New Jersey and strawberry festival came up for this location. I went with my sister and husband and it's basically like apple picking in the fall except in June we were picking strawberries. It was a really nice...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hello Dana, Thank you so much for your very kind review and most especially for your recent visit to our farm to experience our fresh discoveries. I am glad to hear that you had a great time. Our pick your own farm is open seven...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

The place is far off from city area and is well maintained picnic spot including celebrating birth days. The main attraction is visit to the farm to pick up the fresh fruits- Strawberry ( presently). The visit to the farm is on a tractor trolley...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hello! Thanks for your very kind review. We are open seven days a week and offer FREE and discounted admission on weekday depending upon the time that you visit. We offer different Pick Your Own crops all season long. We look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Fruits and vegetables at Alstede Farms are home grown or locally produced. It is farm to table, fresh and seasonal with a variety to select from but by no means equivalent to a large supermarket chain. they have a pick your own option which is...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Hello, Farmer Kurt here and I wanted to thank you for such a nice review of our farm and most especially for visiting us. I am especially heartened to see that you recognize the many fresh discoveries that we offer on our farm every day....More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have had multiple visits to this farm, some good and some not-so-good. First the good. We love all the family activities Alstede offers: hayrides, pony rides, feeding farm animals, u-pick seasonal fruits and special brunches. The not so pleasant things: the crowds and wait...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hello! Farmer Kurt here and thanks for your very kind review and for your loyal patronage all of these years. We appreciate it! Indeed our farm offers fresh discoveries every day of the week and visitors can enjoy our beautiful landscape in a much more...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were desperate for an 8 foot Fraser fir for Christmas -- had put it off until the last minute. Alstede was well worth the 40 minute drive. A gorgeous location, tons of wonderful things for sale in their lovely shop (prepared foods, vegetables, etc),...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Hello! We are so glad that you were pleased with your Christmas Tree! We work very hard to provide the freshest local trees to our customers. Please be sure to stop by again later this season for our Easter activities, Pick Your Own Strawberries in...More

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Sharon B
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Response from Kurt_A675 | Property representative |
Hello Sharon, We are selling chicken pot pies today! We have large and small sizes. Large being 9 inches and small being 5 inches. If you want us to put one aside for you, please feel free to call us at... More
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