Just because we're coming to the end of the summer season does not mean that Michigan has nothing left to give us.
In fact, Michigan is bountiful this time of year.
U-Pick Season in Michigan
We are in the midst of the blueberry season, which will go through September. And there are plenty of places to pick your own blueberries across the Mitten State, you can check that out HERE.
There are also quite a few places in Mid-Michigan to get some sweet corn, which is now in season. Find out where those farms are HERE.
Sunflower Season in Michigan
But while Michigan has some delicious u-pick produce opportunities, don't forget about other plants, like sunflowers!
We just so happen to be in the midst of sunflower season, and to celebrate, Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill is hosting a special event.
Sunflower Festival at Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill
This weekend, you'll be able to take all the Instagram-worthy pictures you want and pick your own bouquets at Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill during its annual Sunflower Festival this weekend.
Here's what you can expect to enjoy while you're there:
- Handcrafted products from over 100 different artisans
- DIY activities, some with real sunflowers
- U-pick sunflowers, wildflowers, fruits, and veggies
- Free children's activities for those 10 years and under
- live music
- Endless Insta-worthy pic opportunities (like the ones below)
The festival will take place from 10 am to 5 pm every day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Parking is free, but you do need to buy a ticket. Kids 10 and under are free, but a general admission ticket will run you $12. Get your tickets and more info HERE.
Where to Find Fantastic U-Pick Sunflower Farms Across Michigan
When people think of "u-pick" farms, they tend to think of strawberries, blueberries cherries, and other fruits. But don't forget, there are pick-your-own flower farms across Michigan as well. We told you where you could find pick your own lavender farms at the start of the lavender season. Now, it's sunflower season! If you'd like to pick your own sunflowers, or at least take some Instagram-worthy pictures, here's where you can find some wonderful sunflower farms across Michigan.
The Best You-Pick Cherry Farms Across Michigan
Now that Michigan's really getting into summer, it's the perfect season for cherry picking.
Whether you want to stay around town in the mid-Michigan area, or perhaps make a day of it and travel someplace new and check out the Michigan town that's literally famous for its cherry festival; Traverse City, there are plenty of great you-pick cherry places across the state. Check out where you can pick your own cherries across Michigan.
Check Out These Fantastic Michigan Farms for U-Pick Blueberries
Michigan has plenty of delicious fruits and flowers to offer, and they all have their seasons. Strawberry season has come and gone. Cherry and lavender season is here, and so is blueberry season! If you want to take part in u-pick blueberries, these fantastic Michigan farms are the places to go. Check out the list below to see where you can find the farms and see when they offer u-pick blueberries.