The bees want me to tell you that it’s sunflower season, y’ all. That means several farms and fields in the area are offering U-Pick sunflowers and other fun festivities. Whether you want to take a day to have some family fun or you want to meet up with a few girlfriends, these Northwest Ohio farms and sunflower fields are perfect for endless frolicking and admiration (during business hours of course).
However, as your friendly neighborhood pollinator enthusiast, I urge you to pick responsibly and teach your littles to respect our pollinator friends and let them do their job. Only take cuttings from bee/butterfly free flowers.
Gust Brothers Flower and Produce Farm
11998 Rodseiler Hwy Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
U-pick flowers: $9/jar
Sunflower Trail: $5/person
The Gust Brothers Summer Market is about a quarter-mile from their pumpkin farm. They offer 10 acres of U-pick flower/veggies and 5 acres of Sunflower fields to walk through.
Road K (in between Road 1 and 2, Henry County)
Hours vary and are constantly updated on their website
U-Pick: starting at $10
There are no restrooms here so keep that in mind before you leave the house.
Johnstons Fruit Farm
2790 US-20 ALT Swanton, OH 43558
8:30 a.m. – 7 pm.
Hours may vary and it’s recommended to follow their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
11160 S River Rd. Grand Rapids, OH 43522
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
You can pre-purchase tickets right from their website. They also have a shop you can purchase a vase from for your flowers if you choose. With your ticket, you get a 4” cup and scissors are provided.
22 acres farm
5455 Davis Dr SE Newark, OH 43056
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Mon-Sat)
$10/person (5 and under free)
JK Orchard and Farm
1345 Lutz Rd Lima, OH 45801
Sept. 12: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sept. 13: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$3/person (3 and under free)
Sunflower cutting is available for $1/sunflower head. It’s recommended to bring your own scissors and container if you have one. Keep an eye on their website for updates.