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Amazeing Apple Season at Alstede Farms

Morris County Farm to Celebrate the Season with a Giant Corn Maze, Harvest Moon Hayrides, Early Apple Season, PickYourOwn fruits, vegetables and flowers, Sunflower Trail, and more!


CHESTER, NJ (September 1, 2023)
Alstede Farms, a pioneer in sustainable agriculture with over 600 acres of preserved farmland in Morris County, New Jersey, today released its schedule for the month of September. Events and activities include Alstede Farms’ opening of the Giant Corn Maze, Harvest Moon Hayrides, Apple Picking, and tons of other pickyourown options.

September’s calendar of events at Alstede Farms includes:

  • Giant Corn Maze, Grand Opening: Friday, September 1
    • Guests experience thrills and adventure as they have fun navigating a massive maze surrounded by acres & acres of corn fields. Younger guests can warm up to the excitement by experiencing a more petite, kiddiesized corn maze. This year’s theme is Alstede Fresh celebrating the magnificent Garden State and the variety of food grown in this region by Alstede Farms. Solve the clues featuring towns where you can locate Alstede Fresh produce for a chance to win a family pass valued at $250. The maze is open every day from 9:00 AM 5:00 PM and is included in pickyourown admission.
  • Harvest Moon Hayride, Fridays and Saturdays, September 22 & 23, 29 & 30, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
    • Spend the night soaking in the moonlight at Alstede Farms. All included in admission, guests will traverse acres of scenic farmland in a tractordrawn wagon ride, navigate the corn maze by flashlight, and cozy up to a crackling bonfire while listening to live music. All guests will receive their choice of hot or cold apple cider and s’moresmaking kits will be available for purchase.
  • PickYourOwn, visit our website for picking conditions and availability.
    • Throughout the end of the summer and beginning of the fall season, guests can enjoy learning about the agricultural process while handpicking a variety of farmfresh fruits and vegetables. In September, pickyourown options will include early varieties of apples, Jersey sweet corn, tomatoes, fall raspberries, potatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, and zucchini. Stunning sunflowers, Zinnias, and Cosmos are also available as a cutyourown option. Friendly farm staff members are always ready to share their knowledge of the growing process and how to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables in a healthy and nutritious way. Guests can then spend the whole day at the farm with scenic tractordrawn wagon rides, visiting the animals, and enjoying live entertainment on the weekend.
  • Apple Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, September 3, 8:30 am 11:30 am
Alstede Farms, now through October, offers a shuttle service on weekends and select holidays to and from Gladstone Train Station. Guests will receive a shuttle experience aboard the Alstede Farms Shuttle Service and information regarding arrival and departure times can be found at https://alstedefarms.com/contactus/freeshuttleservice2/. It is recommended to call ahead to verify availability and fees.

Additionally, Alstede Farms offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and support local agriculture with its Community Supported Agriculture program. Participants can enjoy freshly picked and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables each week by choosing the share size and box type that works best for their unique needs. By choosing the most comprehensive and inclusive package, the Farmer’s Harvest Share, participating guests can open a box of fresh
ideas weekly through the end of November to ignite their cooking creativity. For the busy but innovative chef, the 4week Holiday Harvest share provides fresh produce for guests to incorporate in their cooking throughout the bustling holiday season.

For more information, including pricing and availability on each event, as well as how to participate in the Community Supported Agriculture program, guests can visit
www.alstedefarms.com or call (908) 8797189. Updated information on each event will be available at www.Facebook.com/AlstedeFarms.
About Alstede Farms
Alstede Farms, a firstgeneration family farm, is a pioneer in sustainable agriculture, growing over 250 varieties of fruits and vegetables on over 600 acres of preserved farmland in Morris County. Alstede Farms is focused on being the best farm in the northeast and provides highquality, homegrown, local fruits and vegetables as well as memorable farm experiences to the local community, including offering visitors the opportunity to pick their own produce and experience
firsthand how their food is grown before it makes it to their dinner table. Alstede Farms produces a wide variety of its own local fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown using only sustainable and USDAcertified organic production methods, and is open yearround, to bring warmth, family fun, quiet solace, and friendly service to its guests throughout New Jersey. More information is available at
www.alstedefarms.com.