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Summer Adventures: U-Pick Flowers at Vanhoutte Farms

Vanhoutte Farms is a family-owned business in Armada offering U-Pick Flowers, fresh fruit, and vegetables. Photo gallery and visitor’s guide.

Vanhoutte Farms is a family-owned business. They have been growing fruits, vegetables, and beautiful flowers for over 50 years. If you are looking for a beautiful adventure in a quiet country setting, then check out U-Pick Flowers. Relax, unwind, and take a deep breath, can you smell the fragrant flowers?

Vanhoutte Farms U-Pick Flowers

The farm is located in Armada on Romeo Plank Road, just north of 32 Mile Road.

U-Pick Flowers at Vanhoutte Farms

Vanhoutte farms has 10 different varieties fo Sunflowers along with over 35 different flowers in their U-pick selection. The U-pick flowers encompass about 10 acres, and are expected to last through September. The hours will vary with the season. Please call ahead to confirm hours as well as flower availability.  

The cost of U-Pick flowers is $12 for 1 large mason jar or 2 jars for $20. We ended up with a huge bouquet of flowers, see image below.

Portable restrooms are available on site.

U-pick flowers: 12 for one large mason jar.

Vanhoutte Farms You Pick Hours

The Farm is open Friday, Saturday as well as Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Other Vanhoutte Farm Services

In addition to the beautiful flowers, the farm sells fresh fruit and vegetables. Some of the produce includes tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, peppers, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, cabbage, melons, rhubarb. During the fall, pumpkins will be available.  They also offer engraved pumpkins that weigh 25-100lbs (the one’s you see at businesses around metro Detroit) for businesses and families.

Vanhoutte Farms offers fresh U-pick flowers as well as fruits and vegetables.

More about Vanhoutte Farms

The farm is owned by Don and Jan Van Houtte whose parents both farmed. In fact, Don built the barn located at 32/Romeo Plank in 1991. They started U-pick flowers in 2016 and this year it has really taken off. In the past however, they have typically focused on the fall season with a Pumpkin Tent. Don grows Giant pumpkins with his largest being over 2,000 lbs.

In addition to visiting the farm, you can buy produce at the Royal Oak and Oakland County Farmers markets on Saturdays as well as Walled Lake farmers market on Wednesdays.

Connect with Vanhoutte Farms on Facebook.

Check out some of the other U-Pick Farms in Metro Detroit.

Michele Maleszyk
Author: Michele Maleszyk

Michele lives in Troy with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.  She enjoys traveling, coffee, gardening, and visiting small businesses and shops.  She is always looking for her next Michigan adventure.  She enjoys photographing everyday life in her free time and looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy.