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10 Sunflower Fields Near Chicago to Brighten Your Day

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller. Brighten your day by getting lost in a maze and cutting your own fresh flowers at these local sunflower fields! These sunflower fields near Chicago include mazes, u-pick, and more. Be sure to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and sunglasses when winding through the…


Blueberry Picking Near Chicago: U-Pick Blueberries + Tips for Your Trip

Pick a sunny, summer day and head to one of these U-Pick blueberry farms, all just a short drive away. Blueberry picking generally starts in mid-July and runs approximately 3-4 weeks. Blueberries freeze nicely, so you can enjoy their deliciousness (and antioxidants) year-round. But where to find blueberry picking near here? We’ve rounded up all the blueberry U-Pick farms within…




Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago and the Suburbs

Apple picking is one of the most popular fall activities for making family memories in the midwest. Lucky for us, there are quite a few orchards within a reasonable distance of Chicagoland. My kids love sitting on their Dad’s shoulders and picking the most red apple they can find. Our favorite part, of course, is sampling the product, as we…