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Sunflower U-Pick Orchards in Suwannee County, North Florida in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for sunflowers that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have sunflowers orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Suwannee County

  • Rooney's Front Porch Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, sunflowers, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals
    8611 47th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060. Phone: (386) 590-9053. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; the season is June to mid-July . Directions: From Wellborn: North on County Road 137 to 82 Terrace. Turn left. Take 82 Terrace to 47 Drive. Turn left. First driveway on the right. From Live Oak: East on County Road 136 to Hogan Road. Turn right. Follow Hogan Road to 82 Terrace. Turn left. Right on 47 Drive. First driveway on the right. From Lake City: West on US 90 to County Road 137. Turn right. Follow County Road 137 to 82 Terrace. Turn left. Left on 47 Drive. First driveway on right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Cash App, Venmo.
    Rooney's Front Porch Farm Facebook page. . We use integrated pest management practices. Jams, bring a picnic, feed the farm animals, watch a beautiful farm sunset. The picking is easy. Bushes and vines are at picking height and between the rows there is mowed grass. Take advantage of the cooler parts of the day. Come early or come after supper, pick a while and then watch a beautiful sunset. (UPDATED: April 21, 2022)



Sunflower Picking Tips, and Information

Sunflowers are a mid-to late summer crop. They need warm soil and full sun.  In most areas, expect sungflowers to be available starting in June, and sometimes continuing into August.  It really depends on when the farmer plants them, the variety and local weather conditions. Farms that offer U-pick or pick-your-own sunflowers are becoming more common.

  • Once picked, quickly get the stems into water
  • Get them out of the hot sun after picking to increase shelf life.  Cool shade is best.
  • Re-cut stems while underwater - once you get home. Making a fresh cut, while the cut end is submerged helps the stem to take up water and avoid a vapor lock.


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)