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Get ready to enjoy a delicious day on the farm with these fun food events offered. Food is the universal way to bring people together and we hope you enjoy gathering with us on the farm at our fun food featured events.  

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Let’s Wine About It – Class Series

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Let's Wine About it Class Series Part 4: Let's Get Fizz-ical

Join the Tomasello team at Alstede Farms on Friday February 28th, 5:30 pm for a casual class on ciders, sparklings, and 'scatos. You'll feel right at home regardless if you are new to wine, if you have some knowledge, or are an aficionado!

A focus on the bubbly - how is it made, what helps make it delicious, details of the included varietals, what makes wine and cider different, and best practices for tasting & pairing sparkling wines.

$20 ticket purchase includes:

– a Riedel crystal glass to keep
– a tasting 8 hand-picked bubbly wines and ciders (semi and sweet) from the Tomasello menu
– a small snack of Alstede fresh goodies (additional food items also available for purchase)
– a WSET certified winetender to guide the group over the course of about an hour, and to answer any questions you may have

Tickets must be reserved in advance. Due to the nature of the class environment, walk-ins may not be accommodated. While the classes are considered a series, the 4 parts are not sequential. You can purchase tickets for only one class, all of them, or anywhere in between.

Purchase tickets here.


Spring into Health

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Spring into Health with us on the farm. The winter is coming to an end and our greenhouses are in full production planning for a bountiful season. In this class, we will inspire you to get ready to add fresh vegetables and greens from the field into your daily meal plan. Enjoy a cooking demonstration, tastings and a spring planting project provided by our culinary and educational specialist, Jenn Borealo.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 12 attendees. If you would like to attend and tickets are no longer available, please call (908)879-7189 or email: info@alstedefarms.com

($5.99 per person for Fresh Discovery Club and CSA members)

Farm to Table Supper Club

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Introducing the Farm to Table Supper Club at Alstede Farms!
The Supper Club will be hosted seasonally and feature the freshest farm to table ingredients prepared by our culinary and educational specialists. Enjoy a plated 3 course dinner including choice of entree and an amuse bouche. Reservations are required as space is limited.

Join us on March 13th from 6:30-8:30. Tickets are $65 per person. For Fresh Discovery Club and CSA members tickets are discounted 10% ($58.50)

For an additional fee, Tomasello Winery will provide a specially paired wine tasting to those interested.


Easter and Springtime Family Festival

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Saturday & Sunday March 28th & 29th - Open 10 am - 4 pm

Enjoy lots of family fun activities including:

Scenic hay wagon rides around the farm
Admission to Moon Bounce, Pony rides, Wagon train rides, Corn kingdom
Easter Egg Hunt (available continuously) (includes 5 eggs per child)
Visit with our adorable baby farm animals
Visit with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera), and see our Antique Farm Museum
Enjoy a cozy campfire to keep you warm and to roast your marshmallows (each child gets 4 marshmallows)
Journey through the Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg story
Complimentary hot and cold cider made right here at Alstede Farms!

There's lots to see and do - come and enjoy a fun day on the farm!

Did you know we have a Brunch with the Easter Bunny event? Learn more...

please note: height and weight restrictions must be observed in order to participate in moon bounce, pony rides and wagon train.

 

Cooking with Herbs

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Here is your chance to prove you have a green thumb!  We’ll discuss setting up an herb garden.  Which herbs grow the best together?  We will share tips to help your garden flourish.  We will discuss preparing garden herbs and share some of our favorite recipes and ideas. This class is intended for adults and older teens accompanied by a parent.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 12 attendees. If you would like to attend and tickets are no longer available, please call (908)879-7189 or email: info@alstedefarms.com

($5.99 per person for Fresh Discovery Club and CSA members)


Free Ice Cream Day

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It's Farmer Kurt's birthday today so come and celebrate with us!
Enjoy a free small ice cream cone or cup of our delicious homemade ice cream!