The Pop Up Farm opened its gates once more this week so you can choose your own sunflowers in the Sunflower Field. This is the summer of sunshine and the fields at The Pop Up Farm are filled with golden yellow sunflowers.
The Pop Up Farm is just off the roundabout at Junction 9 of the M1. We arrived with hats, suncream and rambled up the path flanked by hay bales.
A member of the Pop Up Farm’s friendly staff took us into the sunflower field. You have to carefully wind your way through the tall sunflowers to choose your favourites and the Pop Up Farm staff cut your chosen blooms for you. I was hoping to have a relaxed wander around the sunflowers and take lots of photos but you go into the field accompanied by a sunflower sommelier, you choose your sunflowers and then go back out of the field.
There are 10 different varieties of sunflower to choose from. Once we had made our selection we wandered back down to pay. Sunflowers are £2 a stem, £5 if there’s more than one flower on a stem, or 7 sunflowers for £10.
We sat down for some popcorn and a drink but the sun was hot and there wasn’t anywhere particularly comfortable to sit in the shade, so we headed home. It’s a nice trip out but we were there for less than one hour, so it’s not a day out.
The Pop Up Farm is a field on a working farm, so the facilities are limited. We brought home some lovely sunflowers but I’d like to go back to take more photographs and make the most of the sunshine.
You’ll find The Pop Up Farm at junction 9 of the M1, AL3 8HT. Visit their Facebook Page for updates on opening times as the fields will close once the sunflowers are finished.