Wander to the countryside of the Chippewa Valley, and discover the vibrant, aromatic, healing flower fields near Eau Claire! In the summer months, discover picture-perfect U-pick flower fields, flower mazes, fresh-picked farmers' market flowers, and family-friendly events at the fields. 

Two girls picking lavender at Pondview Farm

Pondview Lavender Farm

Prepare your senses for a breath of fresh, sweet, herb-like scent at the Town of Wheaton's newest floral attraction... Pondview Lavender Farm is a U-pick field located just north of Eau Claire and is a hideaway to seek relaxation, calmness, and stress relief in the peak summer season. You're invited to wander in the lavender acres, pick your own fresh lavender bouquet, or shop at the farm's store supplying various lavender products and apothecary goods for health & balance. The farm shares ideas to incorporate lavender into your baking practices and offers more of their expert guidance on handling freshly grown & picked lavender. Pondview also hosts a variety of events right at the farm including Sunset Yoga in the Field, the Art of Tea Blending workshops, Lavender Mocktail Classes, and other kid-friendly events in the fields. After browsing through the lavender fields & snapping photos with the beautiful buds, cruise through the Pondview farm store and shop for lavender-infused personal care items like soap, lotion, essential oils, & bath bombs, culinary additions like lavender syrup, lemonade mix, tea, & sugar, and household items like bug spray, linen spray, dried wreaths & smudge bundles, and more. Lavender is in full bloom at Pondview Farm the last two weeks of June through the first two weeks of July. Explore Pondview's website to learn more information about the lavender fields, read their lavender-related blogs, see their events, view their retail products, stay in touch with their growing seasons, and more.

Two Women Standing in a field of sunflowers at Babbette's Seeds of Hope

Sunflower Fields at Jaquish Farms

Get lost in a golden field just south of Eau Claire, and find yourself amongst a neverending country of sunflowers this summer. The fields are absolutely breathtaking, and the story behind the fields is even sweeter... Babbette's Seeds of Hope was created after Babbette battled Multiple Myeloma for 9 strong years with her family by her side. After losing the fight in 2014, the family has decided to plant sunflowers every year to honor Babbette and those fighting similar battles. Some believe that sunflowers represent happiness, positivity, loyalty, longevity, & adoration, so the family's idea behind the sunflower field was to create a space for healing, hope, reset, reflection, & relaxation. Their mission is to raise money for organizations that engage in cancer research and support patients going through cancer treatment. The sunflowers bloom around August/September every year and can be seen driving along Highway 85 outside of Eau Claire. This year, Jaquish Farms is hosting a Sunflower Maze event from August 24, 25, 31, and September 1, 2024. From 11 AM - 6 PM, explore the farm with wagon rides through the flowers, see antique tractors, go sunflower picking, eat at food trucks, and more kid-friendly activities. Profits will go to Joshua's Camp to help support families with a child going through cancer treatments. Check out our blog to learn more about Babbette's sunflowers and to plan your trip to the golden fields this summer!

Fresh flowers sold at the downtown Eau Claire farmers market in Phoenix Park

Bonus! Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

It's a flower festival nearly every week of the spring and summer season at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market! The iconic Eau Claire farmers market takes place in Phoenix Park multiple days throughout the week and features fresh berries, greens, vegetables, honey, coffee beans, maple syrup, meat, eggs, mushrooms, salsa & hummus, baked bread & goods, food trucks, flowers, and so much more. Luckily, fresh flowers are available starting in May and can be shopped for the majority of the year through September. Get your hands on fresh-picked spring, summer, & fall flower bouquets & hanging baskets, or build your own arrangements at select vendor stands. Picking up a bouquet of flowers is almost contagious at the Eau Claire farmers market as everyone finishes their weekly grocery run with a stunning floral centerpiece for their homes! See the farmers market schedule to plan your next visit.

May
  • Saturdays 7:30 AM - 1 PM
June - October
  • Wednesdays 7:30 AM - 1 PM
  • Thursdays 12 - 5 PM
  • Saturdays 7:30 AM - 1 PM
November - April (Winter Market)
Stop and smell the flowers in Eau Claire, WI! #CaptureEC

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