Sunflower Farms in Connecticut – there are some amazing sunflower fields and sunflower mazes.
Perfect for a family day out or to snap some photos for your Instagram! You can even pick the blooms at some farms and take them home.
Have a look at our post on the best places to visit Sunflower Fields in CT!
Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
For over a century the Scott family has owned and operated Scott’s Yankee Farmer. “Farming on over 100 acres of land we are currently located on Boston Post road in East Lyme, CT. While visiting our farm can meet the owners Tom and Karen Scott along with their youngest son and daughter Colin Scott and Allison Schmidt.
Tom and Karen have four children and six grandchildren. The family has made many improvements over the years! A greenhouse has been added to sell plants in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. A cider mill has also been installed, complete with glass windows so the public can watch the cider be pressed from apples grown in our orchard.
We can’t forget about the donut room! If you visit our farm from June through December this is where our apple cinnamon donuts are made. People from all over come for our donuts, but that’s not all there is! Tom and Karen have put many years in to growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for both Pick-Your-Own and the store.” Pick your own products include:
- CUT FLOWERS
Lyman Orchards Farm Store
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455
Lyman Orchards really is a big deal! From a modest working farm to the huge family attraction it is today, it has much to offer families.
“In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England.
350,000 blooming Sunflowers are crafted into a unique design to create a sunflower maze. $1 from every admission supports the Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Unit. We want people to reach for the stars in their lives.
Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze, is Connecticut’s only Sunflower Maze.
Fun facts about the Lyman Orchards sunflower maze:
• More than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers make up this year’s maze.
• The maze is approximately 3 acres in size
• The average time to make it through the maze is about 30 minutes”
Raspberry Knoll Farm
163 N Windham Rd, North Windham, CT 06256
Northeastern Connecticut’s “Premier Pick-Your-Own Berries, Herbs, Veggies, Flowers + more! Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC is a family run farm, owned by Mary and Pete Concklin, nestled on 65 acres in North Windham, in beautiful rural northeast Connecticut.
Want a single stem, small bouquet or large bouquet? Our Flower Field offers beautiful colorful flowers for cutting. Price is by the pound.
Are you planning a wedding or special event this summer and need flowers? We offer a wide array of colorful annuals and perennials. You cut-your-own or we will cut them for you. You make your own bouquets or we can make them for you. Price is by the pound. Additional cost for us to cut and /or to make the bouquets. For special occasions where you would like flowers on days we are closed, the flower field will be open by appointment. We also open early by appointment for cutting flowers for special events to ensure flowers are at their peak condition. Call us at 860-786-7486 or email us at email@example.com.
We also have dried flowers for beautiful long lasting bouquets.
Our flower field will have the following annual flowers:
Ammobium, Aster, Bachelor button, Bells of Ireland, Calendula, Campanula, Celosia, Clary Sage, Cosmos, Craspedia, Dahlia, Dianthus, Didiscus, Digitalis, Eucalyptus, Gladiolus, Gomphrena, Liatris, Lisianthus, Monarda, Phlox, Queen Annes lace, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabiosa, Snapdragons, Statice, Strawflowers, Sunflowers, and Zinnias.
Perennials include Russian Sage, Bee Balm, and more.”
473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT 06351
Buttonwood Farm “began as a dairy farm in 1975, using an old sawmill to mill lumber from timber grown on our land. Since that time, the farm has been used to produce feed for cattle and milk for the wholesale market, as well as merchandising cattle.
As our family has grown, the farm has become more diverse. A new sawmill has replaced the old one, we began growing hay and silage for sale, and began raising and marketing dairy and beef cattle.
October 1997 marked a new chapter in our farm history. We felled trees for logs, milled logs for lumber, and less than a year later, the new Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream stand was built.
With our history of making things from scratch, it seemed only natural that our ice cream would follow suit. We researched old recipes, purchased equipment, and began with only premium ingredients. Through practice, we have learned to make the best ice cream available anywhere.”
Each year we plant over 14 acres of sunflowers and harvest approximately 300,000 blooms for your viewing pleasure and to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes to children with critical illnesses.
Sunflowers are available while supplies last. We offer cut your sunflowers with a $2 per flower donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. 100% of proceeds of our sunflower sales are given directly to Make-A-Wish, as well as proceeds from our t-shirt sales, which feature a unique sunflower design each season.
Over the past 14 seasons growing sunflowers we have been able to donate over one million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, thanks to the generosity of our visitors.”
Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484
Jones Family Farms – “nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers.
The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash.
The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over ten acres of grapes are in production for the farm’s winery.”
You will find sunflowers at Pumpkinseed Hill Farm or Homestead Farm.