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Alstede Farms

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1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930-2924
+1 908-879-7189
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A little disappointed

I’ve come here a bunch of times in the past and we’ve loved coming here. We recently just went to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
honeymooner1030
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New York City, New York
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As American as an Apple Pie

Fresh baked Apple Pie, Fresh and Hard Cider, their own Honey and NJ Asparagus. Seasonal Flowering... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Mr H
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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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 good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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“fruit” (40 reviews)
“pony rides” (19 reviews)
“corn maze” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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

I’ve come here a bunch of times in the past and we’ve loved coming here. We recently just went to there Father’s Day brunch, food was great, however getting a tractor ride back took about twenty five minutes. We also didn’t bring enough cash with...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to share your remarks with us. I apologize that we did not provide you with the level of service that you expect and deserve. We were much busier on Father's Day, yesterday, compared to our historical averages. When we...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Fresh baked Apple Pie, Fresh and Hard Cider, their own Honey and NJ Asparagus. Seasonal Flowering and Vegetable plants to grow at home. Outback there are Family style exhibits and rides for all ages. A Clean and friendly Farm Market environment for everyone.More

Thank Mr H
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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hello Mr. H, Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to our farm. Our family and team is doing amazing things on our beautiful 377 acre preserved farm. Wait till...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Alstede farms is to busy of a place for me to be able to enjoy the “farm” experience with hay rides and warm cider.. I would rather go to Orts farm in Long Valley - both have charm but Orts has a more authentic experience...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review! Our family farm boasts over 377 beautiful preserved acres of farmland overflowing with extraordinary local fruit and vegetable production grown right on our farm. Growing local food and stewarding the wonderful natural resources that we own are the corner...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great place. A bit crowded but lots to do and see. Farm, wine tasting, food and they also have a nice "country" store.

Thank 241denisea
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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Hello! Thanks for the great review and for visiting our farm. Remember you can always enjoy a much more intimate visit and save money by visiting our beautiful farm on weekdays. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Farmer Kurt

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

I used to love to bring my kids here every year at Halloween. It was something we all looked forward to. We would come and feed the animals, go apple picking, take a hay ride, eat dinner and then do the corn maze. In more...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Hello Steph, Thanks for your review and for visiting our family farm. We have a great hard working and loyal team that maintains the beauty of our farm and the bounty of our crops. We believe in compensating their efforts with dignity wages and our...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

But go Monday thru Friday. It’s an absolute circus on the weekends, with animals, rides, etc. It’s like everyone from the cities come to chester on sat & sun. Great produce, local foods-great pies. Kurt Alstede is a great guy. Always a bus with wee...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Hello! Thanks for your review and thanks especially for the nice remarks about me! You are correct, visits on week days allow for a much more intimate visit to our beautiful farm and the opportunity to save money with lower prices as well. We look...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Lots of activities for young and old. I appreciate their fresh veggie & fruit market in season and they have healthy bedding plants too.

Thank kklay8181
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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Hello! Thanks so much for your very kind remarks and for your great review. We appreciate it very much. Best Regards, Farmer Kurt

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Alstede Farms is more like a carnival than an actually farm. It looks like it has tailored part of the farm to apple and pumpkin picking than a more traditional look of a working farm like the surrounding farms. Even though it is a working...More

Thank Justin W
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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Hello Justin, Thanks for your four stars! We appreciate it. Did you know that we actively farm over 600 acres of farmland own and have permanently preserved over 410 acres of prime Morris County farm soils. We are so pleased to be able to open...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

I've been bringing my granddaughter here for the last couple of years and it never gets old. This is a huge farm with everything and anything fall activity related. Pumpkin and apple picking, hayrides, fresh vegetables, apple cider, homemade ice cream, pony rides, wine tasting,...More

Thank MRidley
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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Hello, Thanks so much for your very kind review. I am so glad that you had a pleasant time with us. Indeed, for all the reasons that you enjoy our farm so do plenty of other families. I would suggest that you might consider visiting...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Don’t come here on a fall weekend. Crowds are outrageous - this place causes traffic jams in the surrounding areas. With two small kids it cost us almost $60 to get in the door - that was before we picked a thing or PAID (!)...More

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Kurt_A675, Owner at Alstede Farms, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Hello, Thanks for your review and for your recent visit. Indeed, we are very busy on fall weekends when the weather is perfect...as it was this past weekend when you were here. We welcome and appreciate customer feedback and take the comments very seriously. For...More

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mrebi921
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Kurt_A675 | Property representative |
Hello! Our admission to our farm included FREE hay wagon rides every day as well as access to live entertainment each weekend and holiday from 12 noon to 4 pm. We offer FREE and reduced price admissions with FREE hay wagon... More
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Sharon B
January 17, 2017|
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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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