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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 how families are always looking for fun and new activity ideas to engage in 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 flowers on Earth and are gorgeous, especially an entire field of them. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but 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 are looking for pick-your-own fruit, check out this list.  We would like to know your thoughts on sunflower farms to visit 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 30th 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.

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. They are about two hours away from downtown Jersey City. They also have a roadside farm stand stocked daily from July-October with sunflowers, Mason jar bouquets, and other assorted blooms available.

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-6 pm.

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. Flowers are $1 per stem when you go picking. Please check their Facebook page for more details or call them directly for more information.

Melick’s Town Farm

170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858

Sunflower picking is now open at Melick’s Town Farm! It is about an hour away from Jersey City. No appointment is necessary, but please bring your clippers. There is no entry fee; pay for what you cut. They are open from 9 AM-6 PM. They also have 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 and 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. Sunflowers are $2.00 per stem, payable upon exit from Pick Your Areas. Clippers are available to rent for a $20.00 refundable deposit.

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.

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 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.



Updated June 13th, 2023


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