Adventures at The Pumpkin Patch

Us at the Pumpkin Patch

Adventures at The Pumpkin Patch

You know it’s going to be an interesting day when your honey thinks going to the Pumpkin Patch is a trip to the local super market to pick-up a few pumpkins. Yes, I gave him the side eye, but I truly do believe he was joking. I mean, YOU WERE JOKING….. right?!?!?!?

So, we jumped in the car and headed to Alstede Farms which is about 1 hour outside of NYC.  Alstede Farms  was founded  in 1982 and cultivates over 600 acres of land in Chester using sustainable and certified organic farming methods.  Apples, Peaches, strawberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, pumpkins, many specialty vegetables, corn and tomatoes are sold at their Route 513 retail market daily.  The farm has over 13,000 square feet of greenhouses.  Pretty darn cool!

We of course went for Family Fall Fun Day where we got to pick our own pumpkins and enjoy many of the activities listed below. This is a perfect day trip for the family to enjoy.

  • Giant Firefighter’s Corn Maze
  • Pick Your Own (PYO) activities
  • Hayrides
  • Giant Hay Pyramid
  • Long Hay Tunnel
  • Farm Animals
  • Bunny Run
  • Goat Walk
  • Pony Rides
  • Moon Bounce
  • Wagon Train Rides
  • Corn Kingdom
So what do do with all of our pickings? See upcoming posts for many great ideas!
Check out the website for additional details.
Alstede Farms
84 County Route 513 S, Chester, NJ 07930

GPS : 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester NJ 07930
(they are directly across the street from this location)

Fall Ride TreesThe ride to Alstede was just beautiful with all of the colorful leaves and pretty houses along the way

Hay StackClimbing this haystack is actually harder than it looks.

Top of the Hay StackWe made it to the TOP!!! Why is the Baby Bear doing a pageant wave??? lol

Hay Ride2The hayride to the pumpkin patch was about 5 minutes and it provided a quick tour of the grounds.

cool pumpkin patchToo cool for school.

scream and shoutUs acting silly.

Nike Dunk Sky Hi Pink SuedeNote to self… don”t wear cute sneakers. Your shoes will get dirty!

HayrideThe Hayride

The Great Pumpkin

My 2 LoVesWe scored with some great pumpkins!

alstede pumpkin patch 1The Great Pumpkin Patch

Alstede Corn MazeCan you beieve this is their Corn Maze?!!?  It’s called “Five Alarm” honoring their firefighters

bunny Rabbit FarmCute little bunnies.

alstede farm poseMy little farmer.

crawl hay tunnelThe final crawl out before we departed.

sunset pumpkin walkThe End!

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