pick your own
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 Hours:
Pick your own is open every day from 9 am – 6 pm with the last admission being sold at 5 pm and the fields cleared by 6 pm.
What’s included with Pick Your Own Admission:
Pick your own admission includes unlimited tractor drawn wagon rides and access to our fields and orchards. Additionally, on weekends and holidays we also have live entertainment from 12 pm – 4 pm, and if available, sunflower or corn mazes open from 9 am – 5 pm.
What Can I Pick Today:
To know what you can come out to pick on our farm today please bookmark our “what can I pick today” page which has the latest crop updates. You may bring your own containers for picking or purchase containers while on the farm.
Pick Your Own Pricing:
Pick your own admission includes our tractor drawn wagon rides and access to our fields and orchards. Items you pick are weighed or counted when you exit the area. Items are sold by the pound (berries, peaches, vegetables, etc.) or sold per item (flowers, ears of corn, etc.) and are an additional purchase. Go to our “what can I pick today’ page to learn more about prices per item.
Free pick your Own Hours:
We offer free Pick Your Admission Monday – Thursday 9 am – 11 am for families and individuals – please note that free admission does not apply to groups. Groups are defined as an assemblage of unrelated individuals arriving together. Please see information below on group admissions.
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.
Group Admission Discount:
We offer 20% discount when you buy 15 or more “pick your own” tickets in a single transaction—either in person at the farm, in advance over the phone, or on our website.
Through the Operation Give Back program, Alstede Farms honors our veterans with a 10% off all admissions and purchased. Simply show your Morris County Veterans ID card at the time of purchase.
Tax Exemption for Non-Profit Organizations:
Non-profit groups are eligible for tax free admission. Simply provide Alstede Farms with a copy of your tax exemption certificate prior to your arrival.