Nothing says summer like a wide-open sunflower field! You cannot find a lot of them in the Northeast, but they are here! Surrounded by the scenery of the Endless Mountains, Brown Hill Farms in Tunkhannock, PA, is one of them. It offers a yellow carpet of beauty perched against rolling hills of a country site. Come to enjoy acres of sunflowers, take pictures, and even cut your own sunflowers to take home! Leave your worries behind and feed your eyes and soul with nature’s best! Here is all you need to know about visiting Brown Hill Farms.
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SUNFLOWER FIELDS AT BROWN HILL FARMS, PA
It is hard not to be moved by the beauty of sunflowers. They spell the joy of summer, worry-free days, and rejuvenation. They use their gentle power to shut your brain off by showing off the idyllic view of unified happiness and harmony. Isn’t it what we all need? If only for a few hours?
About Brown Hill Farms
The farm has been operating since 1868. It is currently managed by three generations, including Philip, Scott, and Jacob Brown. The Browns started growing sunflowers in 2005 alongside their other crops of corn, soybeans, and vegetables to fill a need at a local feed mill.
Nearly 20 acres of sunflowers are grown each year! Brown Hill Farms opened to the public in the fall of 2017 with its inaugural season of the pumpkin patch and all its accompanying activities. With an increasing interest in their sunflower fields, the Browns decided to open them up to the public in 2018.
But there is even more good news! The farm is also successfully growing tulips since 2019! Tulips typically bloom late April through Mother’s Day, so mark your calendar!
The farm’s website is very basic and does not offer much information. On the other hand, Brown Hill Farms Facebook page is frequently updated. Like the page to receive the latest updates.
Activities during sunflower season
Visitors to the farms enjoy walking the trails through the numerous fields of sunflowers, cutting their own flowers, and interacting with the farm animals. The field features over 20 varieties of sunflowers. Professional and amateur photographers are welcome during regular operating hours.
Early morning photographing and sunset yoga are also on the agenda for 2020. A concession trailer serving food raised on the farm, such as their own beef burgers, corn on the cob, and fresh-cut fries, is also on-site.
Why is the sunflower trail at Brown Hill Farm special
One of the main reasons that the farm stands out as a great place to visit sunflower is the size of the field. When you enter the trail, you will feel that it is not just a few rows – the field is vast! This large scale makes the experience much more enjoyable.
Additionally, a large portion of the grounds is located on the hill, and that allows for a greater perspective and better photography with the view of the mountains in the background.
How to visit Brown Hill Farm in 2020
For the 2020 sunflower season, all tickets are sold online for two-hour time slots. The tram will be running on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday and maybe a few more days. These tickets are for a walking tour of the fields with limited guests allowing to implement the coronavirus guidelines. Again follow the Facebook page for the latest updates.
What is included in the ticket
For $8 per person, you can enjoy sunflower fields and take two blooms with you. Save cutting the flower for the end of your visit. They are really heavy to carry around. You can wrap them on your way out in the newly built barn. If you wish, you can purchase more flowers and vases.
Make sure to check out cute T-shirts for sale. If you are thinking of spring already, maybe tulip bulbs would interest you. Do not wait to reserve your tickets, they are going fast! Buy tickets for Brown Hill Farm sunflower season.
During the fall harvest season, visitors take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and choose the perfect jack-o-lantern. They can also find their way through the corn maze and meet the farm animals. Farm-fresh produce is available for picking.
Brown Hill Farms sells its homegrown sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, and other vegetables.