Our 2016 event has ended
In 2003 at the suggestion of a friend, we planted a one acre field of sunflowers. As they began to blossom, we learned that people were coming from many miles away to admire and photograph them.
We planted the sunflowers for people to admire their beauty and to compliment our rural environment. Although the flowers were beautiful, we had not thought about what we were going to do with them. When the blooms expired, we used them as feed for our cows. We felt that we could find a better use for the flowers, and in turn, have established the “Sunflowers for Wishes” fundraiser.
The fundraiser is to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, a non-profit organization devoted to making wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
In 2004 we planted 10 acres of sunflowers, providing approximately 300,000 blooms for your viewing pleasure. As the event has been so popular we will continue to plant 14 acres again this year.
We will be cutting bouquets of sunflowers (5 flowers per bouquet) and giving them to you in exchange for a $10.00 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We give 100% of all proceeds directly to Make-A-Wish. We also have t-shirts available, and the sunflower design on the front of the shirt changes every year.
We currently have raised over one million dollars since it all began! Thank you to our customers for making this fundraising event such a success.
Due to overwhelming demand we are unfortunately unable to reserve or hold sunflower bouquets. All bouquets are sold on a first come first serve basis.
If coming by BUS:
In an effort to ease congestion and deter roadside parking there is additional parking located in our fields on Route 201. All buses MUST use this parking area. There is no available room to turn around or to et passengers disembark at our store parking area. The parking area is directly across the road from our field.