We found Ipswich’s School Street Sunflower farm quite by accident. On Instagram, Aisha had found Colby Farm sunflowers in Newbury, we had every intention of going on Labor Day weekend. We put on our shoes… I check my GPS… wait a minute. There is so much traffic around Colby Farm! It’s red in both directions. Bummer, but understandable. A sunflower field—who wouldn’t want to visit that on peak sunflower weekend? While I’m Googling local sunflowers, another option comes up, right in Ipswich! School Street. Literally a 3-minute drive from my apartment. What?!
Okay, let’s go check it out!
It’s amazing! On School Street off of Linebrook Road—so unassuming, you might just drive by it—were just rows and rows of yellow sunflowers. At the gate we paid $8 a piece, got wristbands that were good for all-day access, and entered the field. They let us know that this was their first year doing this, which made me feel better about having no idea that the field existed.
A path winded through the sunflowers, and along the way were flowery quotes. Lots of bees. A few places for photo opportunities, and a drone flew overhead at one point! It was a visual spectacle for sure. By brain wasn’t sure how to process seeing so many sunflowers at once! Really awesome. I hope they do it again next year.
After sunflowers, we stopped at Agawam Diner for some tasty, tasty pie.