Fall is in the air! With the weather cooling down, I took a trip with J and his mother to Alstede Farms for some good ole fashioned apple picking! Alstede Farms has a lot to offer like hay rides, corn maze, pony rides, and play areas for the kids. They also have wine tasting for the adults which we definitely took advantage of. You can pick your own crops or you can go into their market and buy fresh produce from the farm.
With apple sauce and pies on my mind, we headed off with our box in search of apples. Not only did we pick apples, but other fruits and vegetables as well. Here are some photos from our visit.
Apple trees all in a row.
J reaching for the hard to get apples.
They also had raspberries, blackberries, and yellow raspberries.
They also had a ton of veggies we could pick including all kinds of peppers. I love these purple peppers.
So many eggplants – big and small.
I don’t know what these guys are, but they were begging for a photo.
We did a good job filling up our box.
They also had a ton of animals on the farm that you could feed and pet.
This goat loved the carrot.
This goat wasn’t so sure…
It was a hot day, so a lot of the animals were seeking out shade. Also, the picture doesn’t do it justice, but this is a BIG pig.
A farm peacock.
Love this cow. I think she was getting annoyed with all the goats.
He smiled for the camera!
Oh hey up there!
Here was our final haul. Some of those apples have already turned into apple sauce.
They had all types of apples from Gala to Fuji to Honey Crisp. They also had Asian Pears (the yellow one on the far right).
Our pepper haul with a side of eggplant.
Blackberries, raspberries, and yellow raspberries. Some of these found their way onto a lemon tart.
And you can’t go apple picking without apple cider donuts. And I will say these were some of the best I’ve had.
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930
Hope you enjoyed our adventure! And enjoy the fall!