Are you wondering where are there Sunflower Farms Near me? There are quite a few options for sunflower picking near Ann Arbor.
Some farms allow you to pick sunflowers near us. Other sunflower fields in Ann Arbor area are just for looking and photographing.
When do Sunflowers Bloom in Michigan?
There is a wide range of sunflower picking seasons across the different sunflower fields. Some local sunflower farms open in early July, others in August. Some have long seasons, others have short sunflower seasons.
Some farms with long seasons talk about different varieties becoming available later. My guess is the season depends on how many varieties you have and when each one blooms.
Find Sunflower Fields Near Me
Are you looking for sunflower fields in Michigan – or near your travels? Check out our map to find the best options in southeast Michigan.
Best Sunflower Fields Near Ann Arbor for Looking/Pictures
The sunflower fields below are just for visiting. You can observe the fields and take personal pictures. However, you cannot pick the flowers. They will often have fresh cut sunflowers available at their market or shop.
New for 2023, Zilke Sunflower Festival has a Sunflower Labyrinth!
Sunflowers at Jacob’s Fresh Farm
Current Season: 8/9 - First Field Done, Second field opens next week. Great picking on heads to use for seeds 7/19 - Sunflowers in market.
Admission: $5 and includes 5 upick sunflowers. Kids 10 & under are free
About Jacob’s Fresh Farm
Jacob’s Fresh Farm is an all natural farm that uses no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals. They are a 40 acre farm. Half of the land is for farm markets and CSA program. They offer u-pick on Strawberries, Lavender, Sunflowers, and pumpkins. Please call ahead to verify u-pick availability.
Crops: Strawberries Pumpkins Sunflowers
Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides
Jacob’s Fresh Farm, 475 North Fletcher Road, Dexter, MI, USA
Sunflowers at Zilke Sunflower Festival
Current Season: August 4-27
Admission: Weekends: $8 (ages 12-64), $3 (ages 4-11), $4 (ages 65+). Weekdays: save $5/adults
About Zilke Sunflower Festival
Zilke Vegetable Farm has a 3 acre sunflower field. It is open to the public in August. New for 2023 is a Sunflower Labyrinth! Wander the path through half a million sunflowers. Explore the paths through the sunflowers and capture some great photos* of the kids amid the blooms. They will also have photo-op setups,…
Crops: Pumpkins Sunflowers
Market Products: Other Grocery Items
Zilke Vegetable Farm, 12491 Carpenter Road, Milan, MI, USA
Sunflowers at DeBuck’s Family Farm
Current Season: 2023: August 9-27
About DeBuck’s Family Farm
DeBuck’s Family Farm offers a variety of family fun. In the summer, they have lavender and sunflowers. In fall, they have a corn maze and pumpkin patch. During fall they offer a family fun area with other attractions like Bounce Pads, Human Foosball, pedal trikes, and more.
Crops: Pumpkins Sunflowers
Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities
Food: Donuts, Other Baked Goods, Other Meals
DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 50240 Martz Road, Belleville, MI, USA
Summer (Lavender & Sunflowers)
Wednesdays & Fridays: 10a-4p
Saturdays & Sundays: 10a-6p
Fall (Corn Maze & Pumpkins)
Saturdays & Sundays 10a-6p
October Thursdays & Fridays: 10a-4p
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Sunflower Picking Farms Near Ann Arbor
These sunflower fields allow u-pick – or just looking.
Sunflowers at Pumpkin Hook’s Pumpkin Farm
Current Season: 2023: Opening 9/2-3 and 9/9-10
About Pumpkin Hook’s Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Hook’s Pumpkin Farm is a new farm opening for 2023 in Dundee. They have pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, crafts, antiques, donuts & more.
Crops: Pumpkins Sunflowers
180 Pumpkin Hook Road, Dundee, MI, USA
Saturdays & Sundays noon-4p
Sunflowers at Gust Brothers Flower & Produce Farm
Current Season: Sunflower Trail opened July 20, 2023
Admission: $5/sunflower trail
Picking Cost: $10/mason jar
About Gust Brothers Flower & Produce Farm
Gust Flower & Produce Farm offers cut-your-own flowers, a 4 acre sunflower trail, and pick-your-own vegetables. Note, there is no cutting on the sunflower trail, there is a separate cutting area. For 2022, they have added photo props to the trail to along with the tractor, truck and swing. They also have a country store…
Food: Other Baked Goods
Market Products: Jams & Jellies
Gust Flower and Produce Farm, Rodesiler Highway, Ottawa Lake, MI, USA
Sunflowers at Manchester Blooms
Current Season: Opened July 20
Picking Cost: $10-30 based on size. Save $1 if you re-use a Manchester Bloom container from a previous visit
About Manchester Blooms
Manchester Blooms Flower Farm is a 5 acre space with more than a dozen giant flower beds separated by wide grass rows.
Manchester Blooms U-Pick Flower Farm, Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI, USA
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10a-2p
Thursdays & Fridays: 10a-6p
Saturdays & Sundays 10a-5p
Please arrive at least 1/2 hr before closing
Tuesdays are private group u-pick
Sunflowers at Muddy Acres Flower Farm
Current Season: 8/12: Select days for u-pick
Admission: $10 - Just Looking
Picking Cost: $34.95 - Will Cut & Create Bouquet
About Muddy Acres Flower Farm
Muddy Acres offers U-Pick Farm Visits and has sunflowers. Since they are primarily a cut-flower farm, most of their sunflowers are harvested early in the bloom stages. A limited number are available for u-pick. Advance reservations are required, and they do sell-out. When you buy your ticket, you can choose a just looking pass or…
Muddy Acres Flower Farm, Warren Road, Plymouth, MI, USA
Sunflowers at Schell Family Farm
Current Season: 8/9: Yellow sunflowers not available this year. Multi-colored sunflowers and wildflowers available
Picking Cost: TBA
About Schell Family Farm
Head to Schell Family Farm for wildflowers, sunflowers, pumpkins, apples, Christmas Trees, and more.
Crops: Pumpkins Peaches Apples Sunflowers
Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides
Food: Cider, Donuts
10055 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI, USA
through Labor Day: 9a-4p Thursdays-Sundays
Sunflowers at Slow Farm
Current Season: 7/19 - Sunflowers available for picking
Picking Cost: Not listed
About Slow Farm
Slow Farm is a certified organic farm that offers U-Pick on select produce. They also have a diversified farm with many different crops. Crops are available as both u-pick and at their farm stand. Slow Farm grows mostly heirloom or Slow Food Ark of Taste varieties, many from locally grown seeds. Their biggest u-pick crop…
Crops: Asparagus Strawberries Sunflowers
Market Products: Fresh Produce
Slow Farm, 4700 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Varies by picking conditions.
Farmstand is staffed Wednesday-Sunday 9a-3p and self-serve daily dawn to dusk
9a-3p for Strawberry season Wednesday-Sunday
Sunflowers at Spicer Orchards
Current Season: 8/12: No longer listed on the now picking site. 7/13: Now picking
Admission: Photo Pass: $5/small group (3-5 people includes 1 stem), $10/large group (6-10, incudes 2 stems). $25/large group (includes 3 stems)
Picking Cost: $3/stem, $10/5 stems, $18/bucket.
About Spicer Orchards
Spicer Orchards is a large orchard in Fenton that offers a wide variety of u-pick fruits as well as sunflowers, a corn maze, and even Santa. They are one of the only orchards offering u-pick cherries with both sweet and tart cherries. It is always fun to watch their pitting machine go to work on…
Crops: Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries Pumpkins Cherries Peaches Apples Pears Sunflowers
Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities Winter Holiday Activities
Food: Cider, Donuts, Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Other Meals, Winery, Alcoholic Beverages
Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Unpopped Popcorn, Baked Items, Other Grocery Items
Spicer Orchards Farm Market, Cider Mill, Fudge, Bakery, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, MI, USA
Summer: First wagon at 8a.
After Labor Day First Wagon at 9a
Last wagon goes out at 5:30p, returns around 6:15p
Market closes at 7p
Tips for Visiting a Sunflower Farm
Our friends at Jersey Family Fun, shared their 11 Tips for Visiting a Sunflower Farm.
The most important tip I found was to make sure you check the farm rules. They do all have rules about whether cutting is allowed, pre-purchased tickets are required, payments accepted, length of visit and more.
Other than that, I also liked the suggestions to bring your own shears and a water bottle as a vase.
What tips do you have to add?
Where Else Can I get Sunflowers Near Me
Beyond the sunflower patches above, Farmers markets are a great source for fresh cut sunflowers near you.
When looking for an Ann Arbor Farmers Market, it is easy to stop with the Farmers Market in Kerrytown. But, there are several other farmers markets in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti,...