Buttonwood Farm’s iconic annual event, Sunflowers for Wishes, will once again serve as a fundraiser for the Trumbull-based Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. This is the 14th year of the partnership. Sunflowers for Wishes runs July 22 through July 30.
What started in 2003 as a single acre of sunflowers, has now grown to 15 acres and nearly half a million of the towering blooms. Visitors can sample the farm’s homemade ice cream — including a special “sunflower” flavored variety — and purchase bouquets to take home, or take leisurely tractor rides through the fields, with a special stop to feed handfuls of hay to the farm’s friendly cows.