On Monday, I took the kiddos up to a sunflower farm about an hour outside of Atlanta. I had been to a sunflower farm before, but I was dying to get some beautiful pictures with the yellow flowers, the blue sky, and my cute kids. And our trip was a huge success! The weather was perfect, and the sunflowers were gorgeous.
So if you plan on adding a trip to your bucket list, check out my tips for visiting the sunflower farm.
1. Call Before You Go
While doing research for this post, I was surprised at how different the blooming seasons were for each particular farm. We visited a farm years ago where the sunflowers bloomed in June, but the farm we visited this week blooms in July. Another farm here in Georgia blooms in September. The flowers also don’t last long, usually about two weeks before they start wilting. So before you load up the car, I’d call the farm or check their Facebook page to confirm it’s a good time to visit.
2. Bring Cash
Most farms around us are family run and only accept cash for the entry fee or parking fee. You’ll also need cash if you plan on buying any pre-cut flowers or cutting your own.
3. Wear Good Shoes
On Monday, the fields were damp from rain the day before. It wasn’t super muddy, but I was wishing that I hadn’t worn my favorite strappy sandals.
4. Pack a Lunch
Make a day of it! Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and have a picnic. The farm we visited had a couple of picnic tables, so that made for the perfect lunch spot.
5. Wear Bug Spray
The sunflower farm is like Disney World for bumblebees. There were so many of them! Luckily they didn’t bother us, even with the kids running around through the fields. But I’d wear bug spray, just in case. Especially here in Georgia where the mosquitoes are ridiculous.
So grab your straw hat, your picnic lunch, and head on over to a local farm to see some beautiful sunflowers!
Here are a few sunflower farms near Atlanta:
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