pick your own
In order to guarantee a spot for PYO, guests must first pre-purchase tickets on our website prior to arriving on the farm.
- To abide with updated guidelines, we will be limiting attendance to maintain a safe capacity. We encourage all of our guests to visit us on the weekdays as not only will there be less attendance, but there is also an opportunity for discounted tickets.
Click here to view our updated Pick Your Own policies.
Click here to purchase advance tickets.
- We strongly recommend purchasing tickets for all Pick Your Own (PYO) activities in advance, online, utilizing our website. We can not guarantee PYO entry for walk in guests. Any (PYO) entry ticket that is purchased at the PYO sheds will incur a $5.00 per ticket convenience fee.
Please be advised that pets/dogs/animals are not permitted in the PYO fields due to updated Department of Health and FDA Food Safety guidelines.
General Pick Your Own Information:
Alstede Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables that you can pick yourself in our fields and orchards. We’re open every day during harvest season which begins in late May or early June and ends in early November. Items available for picking vary depending on month and season. You can view our general harvest schedule as a guideline of what we typically offer for picking each year. The availability and items may vary as weather and other conditions can affect crops and harvest timing.
To know what’s available for picking now, see our “what can I pick today page“.
Pick Your Own (PYO) Container Sizes: a quart or a 6-quart flat
Pick Your Own Helpful Tips:
Coming to the farm is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and actually see where your food is grown. Although there are tractor drawn wagon rides available around the farm, you may need to walk through the fields and orchards as you pick, so we recommend that you wear comfortable, farm friendly shoes, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and maybe a hat on those hot, sunny days. We have pull carts on site to assist you with your harvest available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Handicap Accessible Hay Wagons:
We offer handicap accessible hay wagon rides for those needing that service. Please click here to learn more.
All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. We do not offer refunds due to weather. All pick your own activities subject to change without notice due to weather conditions. This farm is a smoke free environment. We do not allow smoking in the fields, orchards, market, or tented areas.
Please bring photo id and credit card used to purchase online ticket(s) with you to the event in order to gain access. All online orders include handling fee of one dollar ($1.00).
Tickets purchased at the PYO sheds will incur a $3.00 per ticket convenience fee.
ALL visitors, guests, and customers of Alstede Farms LLC, and Lebensfreude LLC. park and participate in all farm and pick your own activities AT THEIR OWN RISK.
For complete pick your own policy information guidelines please see our pick your own policies.
Please be advised:
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is reported to be dangerous because authorities have reported that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death. The state of medical knowledge appears to be evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. Alstede Farms, LLC cannot prevent you or your group members from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while using farm facilities and/or engaging in public or private farm activities and events. By using farm facilities and/or engaging in public or private farm activities and events, you and your group members agree to follow public health guidelines and to accept the risks of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to enjoy the many benefits of farm-based activities and events. You and your group members are responsible for: ensuring that you and each member of your group are informed of the current health recommendations such as from the State of New Jersey, the Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization; and for arranging with your group to provide and bring any personal protective equipment or similar items deemed prudent for protecting the health and safety of your guests.
You acknowledge that you have read this warning concerning COVID-19 and that you understand same. You further hereby release and waive your right, if any, to bring suit against Alstede Farms, LLC and its owners, officers, managers, agents, employees, parent and affiliate entities, landlord, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19.