The one turn-off about our visit was the frequent admonition not to eat any fruit until it had been paid for. I mean, come on, isn’t that part of the allure of pick-your-own farms, especially with young children in tow who always seem to be starving?
Some books to get you in the mood to get down on the farm and pick your own berries are:
- Jamberry by Bruce Degen
- Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Feed the Animals At Your Own Risk...And Do NOT Eat Any Berries While Picking!!!
Alstede Farms, 84 County Rte. 513 (Old Rte. 24) GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930-0278, (908) 879-7189, www.alstedefarms.com; Pick your own strawberries in the month of June, open daily 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, $2.99 per pound