For the second consecutive year Cannon Farms in Dunnellon offers a spectacular sight along County Road 484, east of Dunnellon. Thirty five acres of brightly colored, amber sunflowers are presently in full bloom.

For $5 visitors are able to access the sunflower field and walk the sandy trail that is cut, coincidentally in the shape of a giant sunflower, among the tens of thousands of plants. Admission includes the opportunity to cut and take home two sunflowers of choice. For an additional fee extra flowers may be purchased. Children three-years-of-age and younger are free to enter.

Perdovick sunflowers, the prominent variety of plant on the farm, grow to the height of six to seven feet, some others on the farm like the mammoth sunflower plant reach upwards of 20-feet.

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As motorists approach the traffic signal at County Road 484 and High School Road, east of the Rainbow River, the bright flowers are visible as far as the eye can see. Operators of the farm have provided areas for pictures to be taken with hay bales and other options to accentuate pictures.

Cannon Farms farmers market and sunflower trail is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Cannon Farms Facebook page is updated daily and will reflect operating hours as they change.

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