CHESTER, NJ - On Friday, July 24 from 8-10 p.m., Alstede Farms will host a free movie night with the showing of the acclaimed film FARMLAND by award-winning director James Moll.   The movie will kick off Customer Appreciation weekend at Alstede Farms.

The film takes the audience though the inside world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of young farmers and ranchers. The audience will learn about their high-risk/high-reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.

James Moll’s work as a filmmaker has earned him an Oscar, two Emmys and a Grammy. James has directed, produced and edited many documentaries, including the sports adventure RUNNING THE SAHARA, executive produced by Matt Damon; Oscar winning THE LAST DAYS, executive produced by Steven Spielberg; Emmy winning INHERITANCE, about the daughter of a Nazi concentration camp commander, and FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, for which he earned his Grammy.

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Admission will be FREE as part of Alstede Farms’ Customer Appreciation Weekend. Refreshments will be available for purchase, including home-made ice cream.  Attendees are invited to bring their blankets and chairs and enjoy a fun evening under the stars.

“We are so appreciative of our customers that visit us year-round both locally from the Morris County region and from throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan region,” said Kurt Alstede, owner of Alstede Farms. “The Farmland film is a terrific depiction of farm life and we know visitors will be highly entertained by it as well as the bevy of activities we have planned for them during our Customer Appreciation weekend.”

There will be Tomasello wine tastings and the farm’s antique tractors will be on display. The ice cream window will stay open until 8pm each day and Family Fun Activities will run 11am to 5pm and will include free Moon Bounce for the kids. There will also be family games and a pie eating contest both days; one for adults and one for children. Reduced admission prices will also be in effect. For more information call 908-879-7189.

Alstede Farms opens at 9 am seven days a week. Visitors can shop the Alstede Farms Farm Store which features a wide variety of seasonal local fresh produce grown on the farm, over 250 homemade products including fudge, ice cream, syrups, honey and salsas and the Tomasello Winery retail wine store.