Plan Your Visit

helpful tips for a fun farm visit

Before I Arrive at the Farm:

  • Please review our 2020 Pick Your Own Policies and Rules.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance from our website prior to your arrival. This allows us to pace how many individuals are at the farm at a given time and reduce contact. Select your desired date and time slot of arrival. The time slot is your check in time period (not the amount of time you have for picking)
  • Make sure your email address is correct when you purchase your tickets as the tickets will be emailed to you a few minutes later.
  • Review the “What Can I Pick Today” Page for all updated crop availability and picking conditions.
  • Arrive and check-in during your reserved 30 minute time slot. Once checked in, you will have plenty of time to pick! The fields close at 6 pm everyday (last admission is at 5pm) and once you leave the fields you may not re-enter. 
  • Your PYO entry ticket includes access to our picking fields, a quarter-peck sized bag and contents, access to our sunflower maze, evergreen maze, corn maze, giant hay pyramid, and tractor drawn wagon rides.
  • Our farm is located at 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ 07930 for your GPS navigation. Use the second entrance for long term parking, parking is free.

Important Information:

  • We do not offer refunds in case of inclement weather so we recommend checking the weather forecast before your visit.
  • Bring your face covering and prepare for social distancing from others. 
  • Pets are not permitted in the fields due to Covid-19. Pets are permitted on a leash in the animal visiting area. 
  • Rest Rooms, hand washing stations, changing & breastfeeding stations are available on the farm located behind the farm store. Portable toilets and hand washing stations along with trash cans are located out in the fields.
  • Courtesy Coach Shuttle from the Gladstone train station to our farm is provided free of charge by advance reservation on weekends only. Please call our office to make your advance reservation 908-879-7189.
  • Our Wheelchair accessible wagon is available on weekdays with 48 hour advance notice and weekends by calling our farm 908-879-7189 to make a same day reservation.
  • First Aid Station – is open weekends 11-6 pm and is located outside the Farm Adventure Zone and Admission Shed. Please report all injuries to our injury reporting stations located at the Admission Shed, Farm Store, or First Aid Station. 

Disclaimer: All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. We do not offer refunds due to weather. All 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. 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.


If you prefer to avoid larger numbers of people, weekday visits are encouraged.

When I Arrive at the Farm:

  • Please park in designated parking spots in which you will be guided by traffic attendants.
  • Pull up your tickets in your email and have them ready to be scanned.
  • Proceed to the Farm Entrance where your tickets will be scanned while also receiving your picking container. If you would like to purchase additional containers, you can do so at this time.
  • At this point, you will receive a map which will show you where to go in the fields as well as what you can pick. 

While You are at the Farm

  • Visit our “hours of operation” page for more information on what our farm has to offer.
  • Food and refreshments are available every day at the Hen House 
  • Our Ice Cream Stand is open every day along with our Doughnut House, Corn Roasting Station, Corn Popping Station, and wine tasting by Tomasello Winery.
  • The farm animals are out and open for visiting anytime the farm store is open. There is no admission fee to visit the animals. If you want to feed the animals, there are several feeding stations available that accept quarters and we also have animal feed bags available for purchase at $2 each from our farm store and outdoor shopping pavilion. Hand sanitizing and wash stations are provided for your convenience by the animals. 
  • Children’s Activities are open weekdays 11-3 pm and weekends and holidays 11-5 pm and include Pony Rides (located in the far adventure zone) & Wagon Train Ride (located near the reserved party area and our friendly farm animals). These activities are recommended for children ages 2-12. Tickets may be purchased in advance on our website or from our Admission Shed when on our farm. There is an evergreen adventure maze along with a children’s sized corn maze for children. The evergreen adventure maze is included with your farm admission and is located behind the Hay Wagon Loading Station. The children’s corn maze is located next to our giant A-maze-ing Stalks Corn Maze. 
  • Live entertainment is provided every Saturday and Sunday and on Friday night when there is a special event. 
  • Our indoor farm store features our own homemade salsas, guacamole, hummus, quiche, fresh baked pies and donuts, jarred salsas, dressings, sauces, jams and condiments, nuts & granola, our own honey and fresh pressed cider, grocery staples including bread, milk butter and eggs, bottled water & drinks along with t-shirts, mugs and other souvenirs. Also featured is Tomasello Winery providing bottle sales of Tomasello wine & hard cider. Our outdoor shopping pavilion offers a large variety of fresh produce.