When I was really little, my great-grandfather had a “field” of sunflowers in his back yard. They were huge, and it’s one of my oldest memories as a kid (that, and going in my great-grandmother’s dress pocket where she always had a Hershey’s Kiss for me). Some things from childhood never really leave you. It almost seems fitting that where I decided to spend my adulthood would bring me so many fond memories of those days when I was young.
For just a short period of time in late summer, Chester County is home to some gorgeous fields of sunflowers that dust the landscape. Beautiful patches of summer yellow just before the leaves change for the fall. Just driving to the grocery store, and there were three that had appeared like magic last week!
Many homes have sunflowers blooming in their yards, but many fields are open to the public for photographs. If you are looking for a picture perfect setting for a photo with your kids (or for Instagram), don’t miss out on this short window of time to enjoy this little ray of Chester County sunshine!
Gunther’s Sunflower Field – Downingtown, PA: located next to Levante Stables, off of Rte. 100 on Park Road (1 mile north of Marsh Creek State Park)
Second Mountain Sunflowers – Orweigsburg, PA: worth the drive. $5 per person to cut your own sunflowers. Take a hayride up the mountain and find your beauties. Check their FB page for times and availability.
Sugartown Strawberries – Malvern, PA: several varieties of sunflowers available for purchase. Great local produce too! https://sugartownstrawberries.com/
Please Wash Me Car Wash – Elverson, PA: 1 Yeingst Drive (Check their website for field conditions, no professional photography requested this year).
Dutch Country Farmer’s Market – Spring City, PA: for a $5 fee, you can take photographs and cut your own. https://dutchcountryfarmmarket.com/