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Sunflower Farm, Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Summer Programs, Chickens, Sprouthouse, Goats
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WHO WE ARE

SUNFLOWER FARM is a rural haven located in South Longmont. This working farm (and our home) is open to the public. We invite you to come laugh, explore, dream, and play as you and your family enjoy the combination of nature, animals and farm life. A day at Sunflower Farm gives your children the chance to move and explore in ways they don’t very often in our modern, urbanized life. We have sandboxes inside silos, a corn house that kids can play in, tree forts and bridges and animals everywhere. Be creative: play hide and seek in the hay bales, have a tea party in the tepee or feed the baby goats. You might even settle into a hammock and enjoy watching your kids’ confidence and imagination soar as they tackle the biplane or discover their love for “driving” a tractor. Perhaps you’ll have a chance to meet Oblio the pig or have an adventure in the playhouse or the airplane. Be sure to find your way to a Sky Chair and discover your own piece of relaxation and reconnection to nature as you watch a peacock spreading its feathers. Possibilities are endless. Your heart will stir with the unexpected.

SUNFLOWER FARM 2016, LOOKING AHEAD:

 

2015 was the beginning of a major reorganization as we partnered with Boulder County in effort to better serve the community. After twelve successful years of business, Sunflower was suddenly faced with incredible County demands, conditions, and deadlines. Indirectly, and as a result, kids programming, such as CAMPS AND SPROUTHOUSE, have been cancelled until further notice.  Public Hours, however, while heavily mandated, will continue during the upcoming year, 2016.
At this time, Sunflower’s future sets on the desk of lawyers. These negotiations are absolutely critical in order to continue serving the community as we have in the past.  Should we lose or forego this privledge, for whatever reason, we are certain public access to Sunflower will be forever siezed.
Commercial permitting and the engineering of new restrooms, handicap walkways, and building renovations and uses are the main issue. It is our desire, in recognizing Sunflower’s community significance, that both parties will be able to come together with your family’s interest, safety, wellness, education and joy at heart.
The financial loss during 2015 was huge. This upcoming year is even more demanding as funding for the improvements, if and when they are approved, is budgeted at $380,000. In lieu of fundraising, we are offering a punchcard system for those of you who frequent the farm often.
We love what we do. It is our intention to move through these changes with as little impact to the farm as possible. This means continuing to have Tom the turkey greet you——face to face. It means sending your kiddo home with corn in their shoes and dirt on their face. Or jumping from haybale to haybale instead of a fabricated neon inflated tent. With respect to the sky above and the dirt below, we hope to maintain the integrity and grace of the Sunflower that we have all come to love.
Thank you for your patience during this time of change.