Looking for something fun and cost-effective to do this weekend--or week day? If you're anywhere near Tampa you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to pick wildflowers in Florida for cheap at Hunsader Farms, a sprawling oasis of family-friendly farm activities located in Bradenton. The field is only open during certain times of the year and the weekend kicked off the officially reopening for the season.
"Right now zinnias and wildflowers are blooming and the occasional sunflower is popping up," the farm said in part on their latest Instagram post.
For $2, admission to the field offers a day of enchanting views with flowers as far as the eyes can see and photo opportunities that your Instagram followers will definitely enjoy too. What's more, it's only $5 to take a little slice of this heaven home with your choice of flowers in a cup (sunflowers are an upcharge).
The fun doesn't stop there either. Complete with a produce market, cafe, petting zoo and more, there are plenty of activities to do on-site when you're finished picking a bouquet--or just need a break from the sun.
Currently the farm isn't allowing dogs to join in on the fun--yet. "At this point, as much as we love dogs, we will not allow them in the fields until later on. The zinnias are delicate and we want to keep the fields as nice as we can for now until more of the field opens up," they noted in their post.
You can visit seven days a week Mon-Sat 8am-4pm and Sundays 10am-3pm, admission and cups should be purchased in person at the produce market. Parking is free. While scissors can sometimes be borrowed, it's better if you bring your own.
*PSA: There are a lot of bees and bugs in and around the field, and shade is minimal. You will want to dress appropriately.*