For years, I’ve had a photo saved of the wild sunflower bloom at Lake Jesup Conservation Area just North of Orlando, Florida. After some research, I found that the wildflowers only stay in bloom for about three weeks in October.
If you find yourself wanting to escape the chain restaurants and tourist traffic of the outskirts of Disney, check out the small town of Lake Nona. In just 25 minutes from the Celebration/Lake Buena Vista area, you can find a slice of the Orlando authenticity you’re looking for (minus the Mickey ears).
It’s that time of year for blueberry picking! There are a ton of options when it comes to blueberry farms in Florida. In true Conk fashion, I chose a farm I had never been to before.
I had seen Sledd’s U-Pick Farm pop up on my Facebook awhile ago and, like I always do, added it to my never ending list of places to go in Florida. The flowers typically bloom in April/May, so I’ve been patiently awaiting their arrival. I simultaneously was waiting for the perfect opportunity to tell my boyfriend that I wanted to drive 50 minutes from his house in Deland to pick sunflowers from a field. That window of opportunity arose when he told me he wanted to watch two basketball games in a row during March Madness and in return he “owed me.” PERFECT!