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Sunflower Season Information 2022

September 1 - October 15 (or first frost)

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Sunflower Season is here!!

Our Sunflower Season has begun!

The first fields have begun to bloom so I wanted to go over some details:

Our sunflower fields are open 7am-dusk daily. To find out where the best picking fields are, stop in at the store for instructions.  Don’t forget to bring along clippers and something to take your sunflowers home in. If you do forget, we do sell clippers and vases in the store.  We also have a snipping station on the store’s front porch for you to cut down your sunflowers and get water from the hose by the handicap ramp.

Look for the very large sunflower on stacked bins for the best field. Starting on September 12th, our Fall hours will go into effect.  We will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.  We expect to have sunflowers until mid-October unless we get a frost beforehand.

Very Important:  Our sunflowers are FREE!  Around the farm and beside the sunflower fields other crops are growing, please stay out of these fields and do not pick any other crop.  You will be asked to put them back.  Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter

Sunflower Tips

Cutting your Sunflowers:

Always cut stems at a 45% angle
Cutting blooms that are not open or only partially opened will make them last longer when you get home
Put in water immediately

Once you get your sunflowers home:

Recut your stems at a 45-degree angle so stem can draw up water and does not sit flat on the bottom of the jar
Take off any foliage at the bottom so there is none in the vase especially none submerged in the water
Change water every 1-3 days and recut stems at a 45 degree angle each time

Some ways to help sunflowers last longer:

Add to water in the beginning and at each water change:
2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
Few drops of vodka with 1 tsp of sugar
Plant Preserve/Food
One crushed aspirin
1/2 c of clear soda

Most sunflowers should last 7-15 days if taken care of.

FAQ:

Are dogs allowed?
Yes, as long as they are on a leash and well behaved. We ask that you do not bring them during our Sunflower Festival (September 24 &25). Please remember to clean up after your pets.

Can we take pictures in the sunflowers?
Yes, you are more than welcome to come and have pictures (personal or professional) taken in our sunflowers. There is no charge.  I would recommend calling ahead to find out which fields are the best for pictures.

How many can we pick?
You can pick to make a nice bouquet for your home.

Can we sell the sunflowers?
No. We allow you to pick for personal use. Our sunflowers are not to be sold or used for commercial use.

 

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