Summer just makes everything seem brighter, and visiting the beautiful sunflower farms around New Jersey is one activity that feels so happy. When you pick sunflowers or surround yourself in a field of them, you can’t help but soak up their good vibes. Luckily, New Jersey is home to a bunch of sunflower farms where you can bliss out from the beginning of July into September (check with each farm to find out their peak blooming time). And while most let you pick stems, there are a few fields solely for snapping insta-worthy photos or getting lost in a maze among the blooms. Scroll down for the best sunflowers in NJ, and make sure to check out our pick your own guide for fruits, veggies, and flowers. (featured photo credit: @imgoingonannaventure)
Here are (Insta-worthy) Sunflower fields around New Jersey
Atlantic County Sunflower Farms
This 2-acre sunflower field with over 35,0000 sunflowers opens in July. You can pick your own and snap photos, but you must make a reservation beforehand.
1413 Mays Landing Road, Folsom, NJ 08037
Burlington County Sunflower Farms
Johnson’s Farm Locust Hall
At Johnson’s Farm Locust Hall, the sunflower season starts end of June. You can pick your own bunch, but you’ll need to make a reservation first.
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
Johnson’s Corner Farm
Expect to see sunflowers start in late July. You can stroll through the fields and walk through their maze. If you plan to pick your own, they require a reservation online.
33 Church Rd., Medford, NJ 08055
Cape May County Sunflower Farms
Sunset Flower Farm
You can visit this working flower farm to admire and snap photos of the sunny stems on your phone. Sunflower fields are in bloom from late July through August.
550 Hands Mill Road, Belleplain, NJ 08270
Gloucester County Sunflower Farms
Dalton Farms is an excellent spot for you-pick sunflowers. Sunflower season runs from Labor Day through September, but stay up-to-date with the blooms on their website.
660 Oak Grove Rd., Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Hill Creek Farms
Sunflowers are ready on opening day, August 19, but tickets for picking will go on sale in late July. Kids will love the train ride around the farm, while parents will love the newly opened Wine Garden, with outdoor seating and fresh-from-the-farm fare.
1631 State Highway 45 Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Hunterdon County Sunflower Farms
Melick’s Town Farm
At Melick’s Town Farm’s Oldwick location, sunflowers are pick-your-own from July-September. Kids can say hi to the pot-bellied pig at the farmstand.
170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858
Mercer County Sunflower Farms
If you’re picking at Terhune Orchards, it’s a family-friendly activity. Sunflowers are available for snapping photos and admiring, but they do not have pick-your-own.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Monmouth County Sunflower Farms
Over 15 acres of sunflowers cover this Manalapan farmstead, and they will be open for sunflower picking from August 19 – 29. There will be props and photo ops all over the 10-acre field to grab that perfect Insta-worthy photo.
135 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Bullock Farms’ sunflower season starts in September when they open Bullock Barnyard, a family activity area. Take a stroll and photos in the fields, then visit with barnyard friends like rabbits, goats, and sheep. Call ahead to the farm for opening dates.
83 Emleys Hill Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Happy Day Farm
The season starts on July 9 and goes through late August. Kids will love the tractor ride to the fields—just make sure to bring your own shears and a bucket to transport your sunflowers home.
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Holland Ridge Farms
Holland Ridge Farms’ Sunflower Festival opens at the end of September. You can also bring your own photographer for fun photos of your fam or your littles—the farm stays open until sunset.
86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Middlesex County Sunflower Farms
Though they can’t pinpoint when their sunflower patch opens, they expect it in the late summer. To know exactly when keep an eye on their website.
416 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Morris County Sunflower Farms
At Alstede Farms, you can take a tractor ride through the Blooming Giants Sunflower trail. It is open typically July through October and is included with the price of pick-your-own admission.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Stony Hill Farms
With 8 varieties of sunflowers and 2.5 acres of beauty, the Sunflower Festival on the weekends is a must. The first blooms start July 22, and tickets include a wagon ride, live music, vendors, and sunflowers. You can also pick your own during the week.
15 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930
Ocean County Sunflower Farms
At Silverton Farms, sunflowers are pick-your-own starting around the end of July and August—check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.
1520 Silverton Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755
At Emery’s Farm, when the sunflowers are blooming (call to get an exact date), you won’t be able to pick your own, but you can get cut and bunched sunflowers at their farmer’s market.
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Salem County Sunflower Farms
Ward’s Farm NJ
Starting in July, you can purchase tickets for cutting a bunch of sunflowers spread over 10 acres. On July 9, they are teaming up with City Brew Tours South Jersey for Sips, Sunflowers, and Sunsets featuring a beer and cheese pairing among the sunnies.
120 Bassett Road, Mannington, NJ 08079
Somerset County Sunflower Farms
The sunflower trail offers picking beginning in July with spots for photo ops. You can bring your own shears or rent them (the fee will go towards purchasing the sunflowers). After, kids can get their energy out with the new activity area, featuring a jumbo jumper, football, and basketball toss.
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
Sussex County Sunflower Farms
Brodhecker Farm will have sunflowers blooming around the third week of August. Though you can’t pick, stop by the fields to admire and snap photos of the black oil seed beauties, which produce high-quality seeds and oil.
2 Branchville-Lawson Rd., Newton, NJ 07860
Sussex County Sunflower Maze
With over a million seeds planted each year, the sunflowers usually bloom in late August, where you can take photos among the cheery blooms. Check back on the Sussex County Sunflower Maze Facebook page for updates on reservations.
101 Route 645, Sandyston, NJ 07826
Three Silos Farm
Check out the six acres of sunflower and zinnia fields, including a half-mile walk through the flowers and an excellent viewing point on the property. They offer refreshments and live music events during the season, which starts in late July.
150 Hampton House Road, Newton, NJ 07860
Warren County Sunflower Farms
New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms
Kids will have a ball on the sunflower trail, which opens in early July. Beside photo ops and picking, there is a hayride, face painting, food trucks (on select Sundays), and a chance to visit barnyard animals.
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Where do you love to go for sunflowers in New Jersey? Let us know!
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