The Jersey Fresh Food Festival at Alstede Farms


Alstede Farms in Chester is an incredibly vibrant, 600-acre working farm. It is the place to be for a wonderful summertime outing with family or friends. Whether you want to pick your own produce, shop in their charming farm store, see friendly farm animals, or engage in special attractions like the seasonal Sunflower Maze or Corn Maze, there is something for everyone at this fantastic country venue. Alstede Farms is a real jewel of the Garden State, with quite a breathtaking drive to get there!

When you visit, make sure to bring your walking shoes, or take in one of the hayride tours, because you’ll want to see as much of the farm as possible. There are beautiful views from all areas of the farm, perfect for special photo opportunities and scenic points.

The Alstede Farm team is made up of truly good stewards, and the farm is a sustainable environment. The farm contributes to the local economy by employing nearly 200 people in their busiest season. In addition, they also maintain over a thousand local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) locations throughout the metropolitan area.

This weekend, Alstede Farms will host the Jersey Fresh Food Festival on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23. During the festival, you can pick your own fresh produce, and enjoy freshly prepared food samples made with local Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. Samples will be served between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Festival Tent. Recipes will also be provided, giving new ideas on how to use local produce in your summer meals.

The festival will also feature chefs from The Black Forest Inn Restaurant in Stanhope. This local, authentic German restaurant will present dishes made with Alstede Farms’ zucchini, corn, tomatoes and peppers.

Alstede Farms offers plenty of reasons to come back for more, and you can check their monthly calendar for special events. Their picking season lasts from late spring through Thanksgiving. 

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane