Sunflower Farms in North Carolina- 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 NC!
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, North Carolina 27316
At Millstone Creek Orchards, in addition to the Pick-Your- Own, they offer a whole host of family orientated events throughout the year.
“Sunflowers & Zinnias (July & August)
What a beauty! Our gardens are filled with zinnias and sunflowers of all shapes and sizes…short, tall, big, small, red, golden, yellow…you name it, we have it. U-pick flowers are an experience that the whole family will love and they look great on your kitchen table, too. “
Jeter Mountain Farm Orchard
1126-A Jeter Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739
With a rich history in the art of growing fruit, Jeter Mountain Farm offers apple picking from August to October.
“Jeter Mountain Farm is settled on 411 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has been an active farm in Henderson County since 1813. When you visit our farm, we hope laughter will fill your wagon ride out to our u-pick orchards, and that your family will be delighted to fill your baskets with the berries, peaches, pumpkins, grapes and 23 varieties of apples that we grow.
Take a special wagon ride out to our new Sunflower Field for a floral experience you won’t soon forget! Our 10 different varieties of flowers span anywhere from 4-9 feet in height. from Snap a picture in front of the impressive expanse of flowers, or even cut a few stems so you can take some of the beauty home with you! Who said farms couldn’t be beautiful? “
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28115
Five generations of farmers have been working the land at Carrigan Farms and today, they provide some of the best apple picking in North Carolina! With a beautiful private quarry on site, Carrigan Farms also serves as a refreshing and super fun swimming hole, and a stunning, rural wedding venue.
“We’ve been farming this piece of dirt for over 100 years; our roots run deep. From asparagus to zucchini and everything in between, we are just a BIG garden. While, California grows more fresh produce than any other state in the country, we are 3,000 miles fresher and more flavorful. You can taste the difference”
“Sunflower Do-It-Yourself photoshoots are now available at the Carrigan Farms Sunflower patch!
Each photo session lasts an hour and includes three pick-your-own sunflowers per person to take home. Reservations can me made using the button above.
1100 Efland – Cedar Grove Rd, Efland, NC 27243
At McAdams Farm, with a “rich tradition of farming, the fourth and fifth generations to work the land are still going strong in Efland, North Carolina. Howard Jr. occupies his time with the strawberries and fresh vegetables, preparing the land and tending to these crops. His wife Karen is a retired agricultural extension agent for Orange County. She now helps on the farm with the beef cattle and vegetables. Daughters Callie and Elizabeth both help out on the farm when they are home, carrying on the legacy of farming that is over 130 years strong. The farm also relies on a terrific team of year round and seasonal employees who help plant, care for, harvest, and sell the crops we grow.
We raise a wide range of spring, summer, and fall vegetable and fruit crops that are sold at the farm stand and at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. We also raise Angus cattle and Katahdin sheep. Check out the pictures of what we grow to see more on this!
One constant is that we like to try new varieties to find the most flavorful vegetables and fruits, and longest lasting cut flowers. The taste and reliability of our wide selection of vegetables and fruits, and the color and beauty of our flowers are important to us. We make our farming decisions based on an intention to continue farming for many years to come.”
In the spring, there are snapdragons, larkspur, delphiniums, dianthus, and more. The bouquets during this time of year are extra long-lasting and come in around the same time as our strawberries and cool season vegetables.
In the warmer months, the flowers are warm and vibrant colors. We have a multitude of sunflowers; the most showy is the heirloom variety we call “Granddaddy Jones.” It was grown by Karen’s grandfather, Wesley Jones, in Pinnacle, NC. The hot days also mean every color of zinnia from red to green to purple is in bloom. Celosia, yarrow, and ageratum are just a few of the smaller bits of color we add to our bouquets.
6100 Mt Herman Rd, Raleigh, NC 27617
Come on out to the Page Farms and “experience what a real working farm is all about. Learn about the land, the people, and the crops that we grow right here in the heart of North Carolina. We are located right in the center of the Raleigh-Durham area in the midst of an ever growing city.
Join us in the Spring for Strawberry picking, Summer for Blackberry picking, and in the Fall for Pumpkin picking and the Corn Maze. We are conveniently located in Raleigh, North Carolina near Durham, Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest.
Enjoy the Spring, Summer, and Fall as you pick your own Strawberries, Blackberries, or Pumpkins and soak up the fresh air.
We hope to see you and your family here at the farm soon!”
Ready cut sunflowers are usually available at Page Farms.
5601 N Church St Suite 1, Greensboro, NC 27455
At McLaurin Farms, “we believe in the experience a real farm atmosphere adds to your life. It takes you back to a simpler time. We’ve created (and continue to create) family experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Kids get to be kids in a safe environment, and families get opportunities to take priceless photos like we all used to do around holidays and yearly gatherings. Unbounded play and exploration is something we miss when we live in urban areas, so our goal at McLaurin Farms is to take you back to a relaxed pace, a happy time, a few hours where you can leave the noise of life behind you and just be a family.
We made a decision in 1991 to turn the farm that’s been in our family for generations into a place for others. We don’t grow cattle or vegetables any longer; we grow memories and magic—both in short supply these days. Enjoy your time here, come back often, and let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see us create to add to the experience!
Sunflowers are the happiest, most joyful flowers we know, so we’ve decided to create a fun festival featuring this summer photo-worthy flower. And children love them! Families come out for the perfect sunny photos around the farm in various photo setups featuring rows of sunflowers. Your family can have their photographer create a memory-filled, professional photo session for you to enjoy for years to come.** There is also plenty of other fun for everyone during this festival. Dress up in your summer clothes with floppy hats and enjoy!”
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