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Sunflower Farms To Visit Near Jersey City

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Sunflower Farms To Visit Near Jersey City

When summer comes around, we know that families always look for fun and new activity ideas to engage with their kids. Speaking of ideas, we have a bright one, and it’s called Sunflower Farms, to visit near Jersey City. Sunflowers are the happiest and most gorgeous flowers on Earth, especially in an entire field. It couldn’t be more Instagram-ready! They are beautiful, and you can get the most stunning photos and create memories. The good news is that you can visit a few sunflower farms near Jersey City this week with your family. We know how much you loved our blog on Lavender Fields, so we had to create a guide for sunflowers, too! So, if you want pick-your-own fruit, check out this list.  We would like your thoughts on visiting sunflower farms near Jersey City.

Please call and confirm before you visit any of these farms, as the schedule is subject to change.

Happy Day Farm

106 Iron Ore Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

Happy Day Farm’s sunflower field is a must-see. The farm is about an hour away from Jersey City and is open June 29th through August 25th for sunflower picking. Please make sure to call before you visit as picking timings can change daily. They have fields filled with sunflowers for photo ops. You can also purchase light snacks, shaved ice, and fresh lemonade at the farm. They recommend bringing your cutting shears and a bucket of water to transport your sunflowers home. You also get to feed goats and chickens.

Ward’s Farm NJ

120 Bassett Rd, Mannington, NJ 08079

Established in 2012, Ward’s Farm is a cut flower farm specializing in sunflowers and dahlias. They have several varieties of both and have many other flowers as well. The farm is about two hours away from downtown Jersey City and has a roadside farm stand stocked daily from July to October with sunflowers, Mason jar bouquets, and other assorted blooms available.

Ward’s Farm adds new varieties of flowers every year. This farm also hosts several events like BYOB Date Night & Picnic Day, Yoga, Farm Tour and Pick Your Own. These are all ticketed. You can also book a photoshoot.

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Are you looking for the perfect photo op with sunflowers? Terhune Orchards will not disappoint. The farm is open every day from 9 am-5 pm. They have many other fruits and vegetables that you can pick. The best part is that they a winery, which is open on the weekends.

Johnson’s Corner Farm

133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055

Johnsons Corner Farm has a beautiful sunflower field. It is not too far of a drive, making it convenient to pick up your farm around Jersey City. Every year they have a sunflower celebration which includes evening wagon rides to the field so you can capture the perfect photo in the ideal “Magic Hour” lighting. This is only available on weekends. Not only will you have photo ops, but they also offer to pick your own during the stroll. The Sunflower Celebration is a fun-filled experience with a wagon ride, pictures in the sunflower maze, and flower picking.  Please check their Facebook page for more details or call them directly.

Melick’s Town Farm

170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858

Sunflower picking is now open at Melick’s Town Farm, about an hour away from Jersey City. No appointment is necessary, but please bring your clippers. There is no entry fee; you pay for what you cut. The farm is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. It also has a gift and garden shop open every day where you can purchase fresh flowers and other produce.

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ 07930

About 55 minutes away from Jersey City, the farm is filled with flowers, especially sunflowers, this season. Add color to your home with a freshly picked bouquet of beautiful flowers from their fields. Varieties include zinnias and sunflowers, which are available from mid-July through mid-September. Availability may vary. Capture your perfect photo in their Blooming Giants sunflower maze. Cut your sunflowers and have plenty of outdoor fun for everyone. Admission includes picking your fruit, mazes, and more.  Clippers are available to rent for a $20.00 refundable deposit. They update what you can pick under “What can I pick today?

Stony Hills Farms

15 North Road Chester, NJ 07930

Sunflower Farms To Visit Near Jersey City

Stony Hill’s Sunflower Festival is truly an experience not to miss! They have planted 2.5 acres and eight varieties of sunflowers for your viewing and picking pleasure. In one field, guests can walk through the fields, linger, and photograph as they please. In their second sunflower field, guests may cut their sunflowers. Each festival ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields, time to take photos and enjoy the blooms, live music, and access to vendors. They also have a sunflower festival where each ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields, time to take photos and enjoy the blooms, live music, and access to vendors. For this farm, the Sunflower season has ended but they have other blooms.

VonThun Farms Sunflower Trail

438 Route 57 West Washington, NJ 07882

Sunflower Farms To Visit Near Jersey City

VonThun Farms Sunflower Trail is about an hour away from Jersey City and will open in early July. They have beautiful sunflower fields for the season. They are open daily from 10 am-5 pm. You can pick your flowers, enjoy photo ops, and have many other activities on their farm for kids, like fruit picking, visiting farm animals, and shopping at the farm store. Professional photography sessions are available by appointment only. You can save on the ticket prices if you visit on weekdays and also if you purchase the tickets online. They organize Sunflower festivals with music bands, food trucks, artisanal crafters, etc.

With myriad events and activities in the city, so perfect for families, you can make this summer memorable. Whether it is picking apples, and peaches or visiting the nearby lavender fields, you can have fun aplenty. And if you find that it is too hot outside and want cooler options check out some of the indoor activities or water activities. 

Updated July 11, 2024


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