For those looking to pick their own fresh sunflowers, Happy Day Farm in New Jersey is a must-visit, and even if you decide not to take any home (though, why wouldn’t you?) the sight of a sunflower field alone is worth the visit.
Though they officially opened for the season on July 12, sunflowers tend to bloom between the middle of summer through early autumn. And it’s currently a yellow wonderland at the farm right now!
Did you know sunflowers can grow to be 6-to-10-feet tall, making a field of them the summer equivalent to fall’s corn mazes—which they also have open now at the farm!
While you’re out exploring the field, picking your flowers, and taking obligatory photos you’ll be able to cool down with the farm’s fresh squeezed lemonade and shaved ices that are available daily.
Happy Day Farm recommends that people bring their own cutting shears and bucket of water to transport the flowers home. But if you forget, galvanized buckets will be available for purchase and you can borrow their shears for a $10 refundable deposit.
Visitors who purchased their Fall Festival admission will get free access to the flower fields from September 9th through October 29th.
Sunflowers cost $2.50 per stem. This year they’ll also have zinnias as well, which are 2 for $1.
Dogs, unfortunately, are not allowed. Explore their sunflower picking page for more info.
During appropriate seasons, they also have blueberry, raspberry, and lavender picking! Find more about that here.
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