While some people dread the end of summer, there’s still time to admire the beautiful sunflowers that are growing in Michigan’s southwestern region before the season ends.
In Vicksburg, a small farm by the name of JTK Farms LLC. has just announced a driving tour of its sunflower field open to the public.
Wait, isn’t sunflower season ending soon?
Yes. In Michigan, sunflowers are usually at their peak from July through late August or early September. It means you do not have a long time to enjoy it before fall kicks in.
There are a few sunflower farms in the southwest region of Michigan. Gull Meadow Farm, for example, lets you pay a fee to visit their sunflower field. You can also pick a sunflower (some of them are the size of your head) or pay extra to pick several.
JTK Farms, on the other hand, offers a simple drive-thru tour for a suggested donation of $5.
How it works?
According to a post by JTK Farms in the Facebook group, Vicksburg Michigan: Around the Village, they wanted to try something new. So they created this tour of their 30-acre sunflower farm.
There are no official fees. All they ask is a suggested donation of $5. Plus, there will be fresh cut sunflowers available at the end of the drive for $1 each.
As far as schedules are concerned, the drive will be open during “daylight hours” from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Can I get out of my car?
Since this is specifically a drive-through tour, JTK Farms asks everyone to stay in their car for safety reasons.
However, if there is no one behind you, you can stop and take a few photos if you wish. If there is someone behind you, you can always stop. They just ask you to keep the stop short.
How long will the tour be and where is it?
It is estimated that the visit should take about 15 minutes. Regarding its location, it is better if you mark it on the map of your phone. There doesn’t appear to be any official signage, but JTK Farms has shared Google Maps coordinates which you can find here.
If you are more of a street name browser type, in their post JTK farms said
Sunflower Drive is located south of Centerville, MI. on Klinger Lake Road about a mile from the stop light in town.
They also gave a small preview of what your player will look like:
Unfortunately, JTK Farms doesn’t have a website and their Facebook page isn’t very active, but you can find it here. Or, find the original post from Vicksburg Michigan: Around the Villiage here.
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