Sunflower fields in Abbotsford
August 13, 2019
As the summer heats up, sunflowers are beginning to bloom in the Fraser Valley! Many of our local farmers have planted this beautiful flower in their fields to curate an Instagram worthy experience for locals and visitors alike. Get your camera ready and read on to find out where you can see some big, bold sunflowers in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford Sunflower Festival at Maan Farms
Put on your Sunday best, grab your camera, and snap a picture-perfect moment at Abbotsford’s 1st ever Sunflower Festival! Where all the sunflowers are at shoulder height! Take pictures at different photo ops, and then snip your own golden beauties to take home from the Premium Varietal U-Pick Field. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can visit the Wine Garden (with cute goats!) and enjoy a flight of our award-winning wine while sitting across from a sea of sunflowers.
Admission includes Corn Maze, Petting Zoo (Baby Goats), and Barnyard Adventure Land (Zip Line, Jumping Pillow, Giant Play Fort, Tire Crawl). We will also have awesome foods like fresh strawberries, Mama Maan’s Famous Butter Chicken, and Tornado Potatoes from our fresh picked potato field!
To purchase tickets visit www.maanfarms.com. Hours of Operation: Aug 16-Sept 1st, 2019 Sunday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday-Saturday 9am-8:30pm. Photo from Maan Farms, taken by Dylaina Gollub.
Taves Family Farms Applebarn
Experience a taste of the country! Almost 30 years ago, the Taves started the Applebarn with the dream of providing the ultimate farm-fun experience centered around the gifts of fall. With one of the largest pumpkin patches in the Valley and the perfect spot for U-pick apples, there are endless activities to take part in at the farm. From farm animals, pony and hayrides, to fresh cider, and the addition of their Sunflower Patch, Taves just keeps getting better and better!
Guests can either take a hayride to the Sunflower Patch or enjoy a short 5-minute walk. Spanning over a 1/4 acre and pollinated by local bees, these vibrant yellow flowers are expected to be in full for the Applebarn’s opening week.
For those curious, admission rates are at the regular prices. No added cost, just an extra dose of fun! Get your cameras ready and be sure to snap away with a cup of fresh-pressed apple cider in hand! Applebarns opens on August 16th! See www.tavesfamilyfarms.com for details.
Located on Sumas Way just off Highway 1 EcoDairy is an easy stop during your summer travels. In addition to their no-spray u-pick fields, visitors can check out their half acre sunflower field with an idyllic bridge perfect for photos!
EcoDairy is a great stop for kids too! Inspiring agricultural advocates, EcoDairy is the first demonstration farm of its kind in Canada. Offering a unique, highly interactive learning environment, the EcoDairy experience has been developed in partnership with Science World British Columbia. Take a barn tour, meet the cows, watch a robotic milker in action and try your hand at milking our mascot cow, Vicki. Pack a lunch and have a picnic with a stunning view of Mt. Baker! Check out www.ecodairy.ca for more information.
Campbell’s Honey Farm & Meadery
Known for its buzzing business, Campbell’s Honey Farm and Meadery is serving up more than just honey this summer. The diversified 8-acre farm, including an apiary, offer off-farm honeybee pollination services to local growers with a focus on honey and honey wine (mead) production. The on-farm country store that opened back in 2007 has provided a space for locals to buy various honeys, honey wines, beeswax soaps, candles, polishes, and much more.
Guests can stop by the farm to get a fix for ‘all things honey’ and then cap their visit by taking a gander through the sunflower gardens. Lining the property is a border of blooming sunflowers that will ‘bee’ sure to attract those busy hive workers looking for the perfect photo backdrop. Visit www.campbellsgold.com for hours of operation and more.
Fraser Valley Sunflower Trail
Continuing your travels in the Fraser Valley? Head East to Chilliwack for the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival too! Enjoy 20 acres of flowers including 54 varieties of dahlias, 35 varieties of sunflowers all grown by a family of Dutch bulb growers dating back to the 1940’s. Visit www.tourismchilliwack.com for more information.