It’s late August. Summer is on the downswing here in Michigan and the Midwest. That meant it was time to go hunting for some Pure Michigan sunflowers. Through a friend I learned about the Schell Family Farm just outside Downtown Pinckney. Sunflower score! 🌻🌻🌻
Upon arriving at the entrance along Dexter-Pinckney Road, I took the hilly, lengthy dirt road until arriving at a tent just in front of the sunflowers.
Hours for viewing the sunflowers are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $4 dollars, which includes being able to snip and take one home. You can take more sunflowers for an additional charge. Cutters and a bucket filled with water are provided to help you carry them. I learned how quickly sunflowers need water upon cutting or else they will wilt.
I kept the camera ready as I started out taking scores of pictures. They allow you to walk right into the sunflower field, pathway or not. I took advantage, also taking a few of the narrow pathways that cut out.
Sunflowers of all heights and colors will await you. There was a shorter yellow sunflower field, alongside a much taller orange themed one.
I found time to take a nap amongst the sunflower beauty. 🌻🌻🌻
Based on previous sunflower visits, I know sunflowers don’t stay in full bloom for very long, a few weeks at the most. The growers did say this is the peak week to visit (late August).
I spent about an hour navigating the Pure Michigan sunflower beauty. I will let the rest of my pictures do the talking.
Schell Family Farm is not going to be just a sunflower farm. They are in the process of becoming an orchard and Christmas tree farm as well. You can even roam through a corn maze right now! At Halloween, you will be able to navigate a haunted forest, visit a pumpkin patch, and much, much more. It’s going to become a fun place to bring the kids and hang out. I saw a family eating at one of the nearby picnic tables after picking a bunch of sunflowers.
What a great first visit to Schell Family Farm. You can find them on Facebook.
Where else would you recommend going to see some Pure Michigan sunflowers? Where else have you come across them in your travels? 🌻🌻🌻