Insider’s Tips for Strawberry Season

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Insider’s Tips for Strawberry Season

Insider’s Tips for Strawberry Season

“Pick Your Own” season on our farm begins officially with strawberries. Strawberry season is a long-awaited one that begins at the end of May and will continue several weeks until the end of June when the weather gets warmer, triggering the end of their season. Not to worry because after strawberries the picking season will… Read More »

“Pick Your Own” season on our farm begins officially with strawberries. Strawberry season is a long-awaited one that begins at the end of May and will continue several weeks until the end of June when the weather gets warmer, triggering the end of their season. Not to worry because after strawberries the picking season will… Read More »

Field to Fork Lifestyle

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Field to Fork Lifestyle

Field to Fork Lifestyle

Walk on the Wild Side by planting yourself at a local farmer’s market There is so much to see and explore. Let’s go on a tour to learn more about them. What is a farmers market? A farmer’s market is where growers can sell their items directly to the consumer. It is said that farmer’s markets… Read More »

Walk on the Wild Side by planting yourself at a local farmer’s market There is so much to see and explore. Let’s go on a tour to learn more about them. What is a farmers market? A farmer’s market is where growers can sell their items directly to the consumer. It is said that farmer’s markets… Read More »

More Fresh Discoveries, Every Day

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More Fresh Discoveries, Every Day

More Fresh Discoveries, Every Day

“Fresh discoveries every day” means that visitors to our farm can expect to find something new and exciting each time they visit. This commitment to freshness is upheld through our diverse range of products and innovative growing techniques. There are always fresh and unique experiences to be had, whether discovering new varieties of fruits and… Read More »

“Fresh discoveries every day” means that visitors to our farm can expect to find something new and exciting each time they visit. This commitment to freshness is upheld through our diverse range of products and innovative growing techniques. There are always fresh and unique experiences to be had, whether discovering new varieties of fruits and… Read More »

First Week Celebrated

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First Week Celebrated

First Week Celebrated

The first week of CSA took place this week! It’s such an exciting week for our entire team as we get to share the fruits of our labor, literally! Our regenerative farm uses a variety of sustainable farming practices including crop rotation, water conservation, and crop cover. One of the crop covers this season was… Read More »

The first week of CSA took place this week! It’s such an exciting week for our entire team as we get to share the fruits of our labor, literally! Our regenerative farm uses a variety of sustainable farming practices including crop rotation, water conservation, and crop cover. One of the crop covers this season was… Read More »

Sharing the Farm

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Sharing the Farm

Sharing the Farm

The Farm is a flurry of exciting activity getting ready for our first distribution of our weekly box of fresh produce planting in the fields and harvesting in our high tunnels and greenhouses! This weekly box of fresh produce is a customizable CSA share.  What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a… Read More »

The Farm is a flurry of exciting activity getting ready for our first distribution of our weekly box of fresh produce planting in the fields and harvesting in our high tunnels and greenhouses! This weekly box of fresh produce is a customizable CSA share.  What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a… Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

It’s mid-April already and we have been busy planting in our greenhouses and high tunnels since January, but did you know that we have also been busy in our fields? We started planting crops including peas, corn, and onions, as soon as the ground warmed up at the beginning of April. You can celebrate Earth… Read More »

It’s mid-April already and we have been busy planting in our greenhouses and high tunnels since January, but did you know that we have also been busy in our fields? We started planting crops including peas, corn, and onions, as soon as the ground warmed up at the beginning of April. You can celebrate Earth… Read More »

Improving the Food Landscape

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Improving the Food Landscape

Improving the Food Landscape

Alstede Farms is proud to be able to give back to our community in a variety of ways including donation of fresh, homegrown produce throughout the year. Alstede Farms contributes to various organizations that help feed people, and provide food security,  ultimately improving the food landscape for our community.  Our top benefactors include; Interfaith Food… Read More »

Alstede Farms is proud to be able to give back to our community in a variety of ways including donation of fresh, homegrown produce throughout the year. Alstede Farms contributes to various organizations that help feed people, and provide food security,  ultimately improving the food landscape for our community.  Our top benefactors include; Interfaith Food… Read More »

Keep On Growing

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Keep On Growing

Keep On Growing

It’s a new month and time to start focusing on new things like getting outside,  preparing planting beds, and planting seeds or transplants in your garden. April is typically a time of year in this region when soil temperatures are warm enough to begin planting cold-weather plants such as lettuces, and cole crops (those include… Read More »

It’s a new month and time to start focusing on new things like getting outside,  preparing planting beds, and planting seeds or transplants in your garden. April is typically a time of year in this region when soil temperatures are warm enough to begin planting cold-weather plants such as lettuces, and cole crops (those include… Read More »

Spring into Family Fun

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Spring into Family Fun

Spring into Family Fun

Spring in your Step Springtime festival is taking place on our farm. It’s a wonderful time for families to get outdoors and enjoy some time together after a long winter spent indoors. What can you expect when you visit our farm for the first time? This festival features inclusive admission to the springtime activities which… Read More »

Spring in your Step Springtime festival is taking place on our farm. It’s a wonderful time for families to get outdoors and enjoy some time together after a long winter spent indoors. What can you expect when you visit our farm for the first time? This festival features inclusive admission to the springtime activities which… Read More »

Abuzz about Spring

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Abuzz about Spring

Abuzz about Spring

It’s almost springtime which means you will begin to see pollinators buzzing around our farm. Pollinators are truly a farmer’s friend and so very vital to overall food production. Pollinators include bees, insects, birds, and other small insects that move pollen from one plant to another. Pollen is the yellow dust that you see clinging… Read More »

It’s almost springtime which means you will begin to see pollinators buzzing around our farm. Pollinators are truly a farmer’s friend and so very vital to overall food production. Pollinators include bees, insects, birds, and other small insects that move pollen from one plant to another. Pollen is the yellow dust that you see clinging… Read More »

Hopping Good Times

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Hopping Good Times

Hopping Good Times

Our favorite time of year is springtime with all of the blossoms, baby animals, and the endless possibilities of a new season. This also marks the beginning of our springtime & Easter activities on the farm, a time of renewal after a long winter’s rest. We look forward to longer daylight, warmer days, and the… Read More »

Our favorite time of year is springtime with all of the blossoms, baby animals, and the endless possibilities of a new season. This also marks the beginning of our springtime & Easter activities on the farm, a time of renewal after a long winter’s rest. We look forward to longer daylight, warmer days, and the… Read More »

Deep-Rooted Family Plan

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Deep-Rooted Family Plan

Deep-Rooted Family Plan

As part of the family’s succession plan, Rebekah Alstede Modery and Sarah Alstede have been named co-owners of Alstede Farms with current owners, Kurt Alstede and Mary Thompson-Alstede. Together, the women plan to use their areas of expertise – production and retail operations – to build on the farm’s ongoing success and to position it… Read More »

As part of the family’s succession plan, Rebekah Alstede Modery and Sarah Alstede have been named co-owners of Alstede Farms with current owners, Kurt Alstede and Mary Thompson-Alstede. Together, the women plan to use their areas of expertise – production and retail operations – to build on the farm’s ongoing success and to position it… Read More »