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2022 U-Pick Flower Farms Near Chicagoland


Fall doesn’t mean enjoying a beautiful flower field has to come to an end.

Many sunflower fields are just now blooming!

Enjoy an outdoor, socially distanced activity, and bring home a vase a full of flowers to adorn your home!

 

 

 

 

Thompson Strawberry Farm

  • 14000 75th Street, Bristol WI
  • Open through mid October
  • Roughly 40 min drive from Chicagoland (15 min north of Six Flags)
  • Visit the sunflower fields everyday, 10 AM – 7 PM
  • $15.00/Adult; $10.00/Child (3-12 Years Old)
  • “Each adult admission fee includes a Thompson Strawberry Farm souvenir cup that you can fill with flowers from our fields. We have sunflower mazes that are cut out of the field for you to walk through the flowers. There are also large grass areas to enjoy the summer sun, or take a leisurely walk around the field. Our goal is to have everyone enjoy a nice summer day in the country and bring home some beautiful flowers.  We have other flower varieties as well including: Zinnias and wildflowers (expecting bloom mid-August). You are welcome to mix & match these flowers with your sunflowers to fill up your souvenir cup!”

  • Each child admission fee includes a Thompson Shaved Ice! We have several flavors for you to choose from.

  • Be sure to bring something to cut your flowers with. They do have scissors available for purchase just in case!

 

 

Von Bergen’s Country Market

  • 9805 IL Route 173, Hebron IL
  • The Sunflower Festival has already kicked off and the sunflower maze will be available daily (10 am – 6 pm) during peak bloom! Follow their social media to be updated on the fields
  • There are also U-Pick zinnia’s and snapdragons!
  •  Farm animals, and a giant play area for the kids!
  • Wagon rides to the maze are available on the weekend

 

Stade’s Farm & Market

  • 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, IL
  • Check their Facebook page for U-pick hours and sunflower field status
  • “Sunflower picking on the farm begins in mid-July and will last through late September. We have 2+ acres and 18 different varieties of sunflowers planted for 2021. We also grow other cut flowers such as snapdragons, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, and amaranthus.”
  • Sunflower Pricing
    • $2 each
    • $5 for 3 flowers
    • $25 per vase all you can fit inside (Zinnias may be picked for vases at the same price)

 

 

Harvest Time Farm Park

  • 17904 Grant St., Lowell IN
  • “Come out and explore our acres of flower fields and fresh air! We have a variety of gorgeous blooms including sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, wildflowers, and more!”
  • Acres of sunflowers and other wildflowers and gorgeous blooms, a brand new butterfly enclosure, tasty treats and scheduled fun for the kids depending on the weekend!
  • Follow their Facebook to stay updated!

 

M&D Farms

  • 14946 S Bell Rd Homer Glen
  • The Grand Opening will be Friday August 12th 2022.
  • Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3.
  • Entry Fees are $7ea, 3 and under are free.
  • 3 new BUTTERFLY Gardens this year!!!

 

Heap’s Pumpkin Farm

  • Enjoy over 9 acres of sunflowers, zinnias and other flowers to take photos, cut your own flowers to take home and enjoy the other activities on the farm!
  • Daily Pass admission is $12 and includes sunflower field, zinnia field, and one bloom

 

Richardson Farm

  • Spring Grove, IL
  • “Snap pictures as you wander the trails through acres of brightly colored sunflowers. It’s a sight like no other!”
    • 13 acres of sunflowers planted in a whimsical design with 3.2 miles of flowing trail to stroll through
    • Many different varieties of sunflowers
    • Flowers of many different colors including orange, yellow, gold, red, and peach

 

Goebbert’s Farm: Pingree Grove

  • 10 AM – 6 PM daily

County Line Orchard

  • 200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart IN
  • Best pick of sunflowers is mid to late September
  • They also have U-Pick apples and U-Pick pumpkins, corn maze, kids farm, and new this year, 25 stunning artworks on barn door canvases by local artists throughout the Orchard!

 

Proclamation Flowers

  • 33891 S Rivals Rd, Wilmington, IL
  • Check their Facebook for when their colorful, greenhouse, grab n’ go bouquets will be out! Their bouquets are $15, and come in a glass jar. There will also be a pumpkin cart as well for electronic purchase.
  • Electronic checkout only; instructions are posted in the greenhouse. The guaranteed way to get flowers is to preorder through: https://proclamationflowers.square.site
  • You can also book a private session in the field! “For $30, you can have a private photo session (no U-pick), for $45 (1-5 people) and 60$ (6-10 people) you will have unlimited and exclusive access to cut whatever is blooming in the flower field. We grow around 300 hundred varieties of 70 species of cut flowers, many of them unique, heirloom, or specialty blooms you’re not going to find other places. No one else will be in the flower field with you during your time slot. So it’s truly all yours for the picking!” Bring your own cutters and buckets.
  • Book your private cutting session through their website!

 

 

Peony Hill Farm

  • 1015 Zola Road, Harrisburg, IL
  •  A Peony Farm with 12 acres of fresh cut flowers. They sell the cut flowers in the spring and root divisions in the fall.
  • 2022 blooms and roots are closed for the season

 

Shawnee Hills Lavender Farm

  • 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, IL
  •  U-Pick lavender farm
  • Closed for the 2022 season, lavender blooming season usually the first weeks in June

U-Pick Flower Farms Near Chicagoland


Fall doesn’t mean enjoying a beautiful flower field has to come to an end.

Many sunflower fields are just now blooming!

Enjoy an outdoor, pandemic appropriate activity, and bring home a vase a full of flowers to adorn your home!

 

 

 

 

Thompson Strawberry Farm

  • 14000 75th Street, Bristol WI
  • Roughly 40 min drive from Chicagoland (15 min north of Six Flags)
  • Visit the sunflower fields everyday, 10 AM – 7 PM
  • $25/carload of people (up to 6 people)
  • You get a dozen sunflowers with your entrance fee. If you’d like more flowers they are $10/dozen.

 

 

Von Bergen’s Country Market

  • 9805 IL Route 173, Hebron IL
  • Sunflower mazes 1 & 2 are closed for the season. Maze 3 should be open in early October. Check their Facebook page for updates!

 

Johnson’s Farm Produce

  • 8960 E Ridge Rd, Hobart, IN
  • Sunflower Fun Farm Weekend is September 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th
    • “We offer a sunflower U Pick, kids activities galore at our Fun Farm, and a delicious variety of seasonal treats. Plan to spend time in our beautiful sunflower maze. Not only is it fun to go through, we bet you won’t be able to stop taking pictures. Our field of sunflowers definitely delivers a “wow!”
  • U-Pick Flower fields open August 29th!

 

Stade’s Farm & Market

  • 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, IL
  • Check their Facebook page for U-pick hours and sunflower field status

 

M & D Farms and Garden Center

  • 14946 S. Bell Rd, Homer Glen
  • Monday-Friday: 9AM-6PM
  • Saturday 9AM-5PM
  • Sunday 9AM-3PM.

 

 

Harvest Time Farm Park

  • 17904 Grant St., Lowell IN
  • Autumn Season is September 12 – October 25, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm

  • Sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, wildflowers, and more!

 

County Line Orchard

  • 200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart IN
  • Best pick of sunflowers is mid to late September
  • General admission is $1. Pay For What You Pick – $2 for large or $2 for small bunch

 

Three Acre Farm

  • 9973 Homerich Avenue Southwest, Byron Center, MI
    • Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
    • Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9am – Noon
    • Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
    • Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9am – Noon
    • Thursday, Sept. 17 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
    • Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9am – Noon
  • HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME DUE TO WEATHER OR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. Check their Facebook or Instagram page for updates!).

 

Proclamation Flowers

  • 33891 S Rivals Rd, Wilmington, IL
  • “For $30, you and up to 4 others will have unlimited and exclusive access to cut whatever is blooming in the flower field. We grow around 300 hundred varieties of 70 species of cut flowers, many of them unique, heirloom, or specialty blooms you’re not going to find other places. No one else will be in the flower field with you during your time slot. So it’s truly all yours for the picking! Or taking photos in (totally okay), or just stopping to take it all in.”
  • Book your private cutting session through their website!
  • There is a pumpkin cart open to the public when you enter off of Route 102. Self service, electronic payments only. Greenhouse grab ‘n’ go bouquets will also be for sale when the pumpkin cart is out.

 

 

Peony Hill Farm

  • 1015 Zola Road, Harrisburg, IL
  •  A Peony Farm with 12 acres of fresh cut flowers. They sell the cut flowers in the spring and root divisions in the fall.
  • 2020 blooms are closed for the season, roots available for October delivery.

 

Shawnee Hills Lavender Farm

  • 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, IL
  •  U-Pick lavender farm
  • Closed for the 2020 season, lavender blooming season usually the first weeks in June