Sunflower season is finally here, and you can pick them yourself at a Tampa Bay farm in Florida starting May 9. The farm's fields are now bursting with giant sunflowers that tower over your head. Go sunflower picking at Sweetfields Farm this spring and wander through fields that simply radiate sunshine. It will feel like you're starring in a Post Malone music video.
Sweetfields Farm is in Masaryktown, a small community located just 45 minutes from Tampa. It's the perfect solo excursion if you're looking to take a quick road trip.
The farm will be open only during specific weekends this spring season. Dates, times and ticket availability are subject to change, so it's always best to check the sunflower site for updated information directly.*
This year there will be a spectacular sunflower maze you can explore. The winding pathways throughout the maze spell out "Rise Up," which is sure to lift your spirits.
You can get lost in this lush labyrinth at the height of the season. Check out the maze ahead of time from a bird's eye view on Sweetfields' Instagram page.
The farm is a great spot for taking photos and making memories. You'll feel like you're in a dream as you wind through the stunning maze and pick the biggest flowers.
Sweetfields also grows watermelons, strawberries, blackberries, and more.
You can check the farm's Facebook page for updates on produce picking this year.
Picking sunflowers is a great way to cheer up this spring. You can bring home a big bouquet to brighten up your living room and add a splash of color to your routine.
Price: $9.50 admission + tax
When: U-pick sunflower season begins May 9, 2020
Address: 17250 Benes Roush Rd., Masaryktown, FL
Why You Need To Go: You can kick off spring and pick sunflowers as big as your head at this quaint farm in Florida. Make a beautiful bouquet of these cheery yellow flowers.
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*This article has been updated
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