The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away
Sunflowers, peaches, and fairs, oh my!
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Finally I made my way to the sunflower maze and it was everything I had hoped and more. The fields were a beautiful golden that you could see from a mile away. I left my wagon at the entrance (because really, who’s gonna steal my veggies?) and entered. The paths were wide enough for a whole family and had facts about sunflowers on cute info-graphic signs. Standing in the center, all you could see were tall, flourishing flowers, reaching their faces toward the sunshine. It was gorgeous. The maze was difficult enough to be a challenge, but not so much so that one could truly get lost. At the end was an observation deck that you could climb up and get the full view of the flowers and the perfect Instagram photo.
After the maze, I hitched a ride on a tractor back to the farm store. It was a cute place with so many delicious baked goods available, but I had my eye on the wine tastings in the back. Tomasello Winery was offering five tastings for $5, plus you can keep the glass. The menu included all sorts of goodies from blackberry wine to pineapple cider and mulled spice wine. I ended up taking two bottles of wine home, with some apple cider doughnuts and pumpkin butter (because I have an insane sweet tooth and can never say no to a good fruit butter). Overall, I’d say my visit was a solid 9/10, with the potential to be a 10/10 if I personally had prepared a little better.
If you’re interested in going as well, Alstede Farms is located at 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ, and is open daily, 9am-8pm. It has a number of berries available for picking as well as peaches, pears, nectarines, and apples if you’ve really got a hankering for fruits. For all you veggies lovers out there, they grow potatoes, gourds, pumpkins, beans, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, corn, leafy greens, peas, and more. Not everything is available year-round, so it’s worth checking its harvest schedule. For more information, call 908-528-8823 or fill out the online contact form.