Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute Sunflower Meadow

Ah late Summer, you draw us in with your surprisingly warm days and cool, comfortable nights. This is a truly special time of year on Martha’s Vineyard. Shops and restaurants are still open, there’s still lots of buzz, but it’s a softer buzz. That frenetic energy is gone. There is so much to enjoy. Get your “Fall” Bucketlist ready because now you can pick your own sunflowers at the Farm Institute!

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Sunflower Meadow Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute
Sunflower Meadow At The Farm Institute

Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute

We are adding something special to that Bucket List! The FARM Institute has added a Sunflower Meadow to the farm this year. Here, you pick your own sunflowers!

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Head to The FARM, Fall hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are no specific times for sunflower picking, simply sign in at the main building, grab some clippers and a bucket, and head over to the sunflower meadow. The flowers are $1.00 a stem (quite the bargain).

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Farm Where You Can Pick Your Own Sunflowers

Sunflower Meadow – Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute

Head through the Hop House, hops are growing here hence the name, and follow the path to the sunflowers which you cannot miss. The Sunflower Meadow was planted by Morning Glory Farm in June.  The meadow is just under an acre and contains over 10,000 sunflowers!  There are 50 rows, each 200 feet long,!

Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute's Sunflower Meadow Martha's Vineyard At The Katama Farm
Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute’s Sunflower Meadow

The meadow contains 4+ varieties of sunflowers – Firecracker (petals are red in the center and yellow on the outside),  Gold Rush (with a brown center and bright golden petals), and Rouge Royale (deep maroon), plus a mix called Sunflower Rainbow, which contains several different varieties.  Some are branching, with many smaller flowers, and some have a large single flowerhead. The moment you are surrounded by these sunflowers, it is magical. I could not help but smile from ear to ear the whole time I was there.

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Sunflower Meadow Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute

Sunflower Meadow – Pick Your Own Sunflowers At The Farm Institute

I walked through the acre of plants, carefully searching for the perfect sunflowers for my bouquet. I ended up with a variety of types and sizes, each one more stunning than the next.

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There are so many sunflowers! It was hard to choose the ones I wanted! I have to admit that the Rouge Royale were some of my favorites, but you have to have the classics too! The variation of size and colors was amazing.

Rouge Royale Sunflowers At The Sunflower Meadow At The FARM Institute Martha's Vineyard
Rouge Royale Sunflowers At The Farm Institute

Being in the field, I lost track of time. I was certain that I would only be there for a couple of minutes, but it was closer to an hour. I felt so much joy being in the Sunflower Meadow. It was easy to wander and search. After all that time, I only left with 12 flowers!

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My Own Sunflower Bouquet Bounty!

I loved my sunflower bouquet, and felt so great when I left. It’s such a cathartic experience for me. I have not felt that relaxed in a long time. The hidden after effect of a sunflower meadow.

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Not only is The FARM Institute open for sunflower picking (through October), but you can also get eggs, farm-grown produce and meat, and much more.

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Other Farm Goodies For Sale At The Farm Institute

Be on the lookout for other activities in the Sunflower Meadow, like YOGA! Can you imagine how incredible yoga would be surrounded by sunflowers (coming soon)? The FARM is also offering Sunflower Sing-alongs with Little Bird Music in the sunflower meadow on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (all participants will take home 5 sunflowers too).

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