Deep Roots Farm: Flower Fields, Fun Events & More Planned for 2024

Deep Roots Produce in Caledonia

Authentic & Charming, Deep Roots Farm is the Real Deal

If you’re looking for a down-to-earth place for a spring, summer or fall experience near Grand Rapids, you’ll find it at Deep Roots Farm.

This gem is tucked away in the lesser-known fields of Alto, Michigan, just a stone’s throw from Grand Rapids. What started years ago as a roadside produce stand has quietly morphed into an unpretentious farm destination that delivers on the good, simple things in life.

Opening for the 2024 Season on June 8

They’ll be opening right at the start of Michigan strawberry season! The barn will be filled with tons of homegrown & local produce, meat, dairy products and more, plus the petting zoo will be open daily.

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Old Barn – New Barn Coming 2023!

Find friendly goats, corn hole, picnic tables, farm animals, great produce, and photo stations when you visit. Come and pick your own vegetables. Breathe in the aroma of fresh soil. Get donuts from the food truck and wander through the sunflower maze or corn maze.

What Will You Find at Deep Roots Produce?

8410 Whitneyville Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

Deep Roots is more laid-back than some other fall destinations. They’ve skipped the carnival vibes and instead go for a down-home variety of fun.

  • Photo ops galore!
  • Homegrown produce
  • Petting zoo with goats and alpacas
  • Late summer Sunflower Maze with photo ops & props
  • Corn maze and themed maze nights
  • Pumpkin Patch, Trunk or Treat, Costume Day
  • Occasional Food Trucks & Snacks
  • Seasonal Hayrides
  • Special events like Capture the Flag & Goat Yoga
  • Outdoor activities & games like Corn Hole
  • U-Pick Seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh-baked goods (Sugar Momma’s)
  • Christmas Trees in late November

New U-Cut Flower Field for 2024

Exciting news from Deep Roots Farm! Alongside the renowned sunflower maze, a vibrant U-Cut flower field is sprouting next to the petting zoo.

This fresh feature is set to dazzle with zinnias, strawflower, gomphrena, celosia, marigolds, and more!

Stay tuned for bouquet and bucket details, with the grand opening slated for mid-July.

deep roots u cut flower field

The Deep Roots Farm Market

Deep Roots grows a majority of their produce on site. They also source produce from area farms so you can expect a nice variety of produce based on what’s in season.

deep roots farm stand caledonia michigan

Petting Zoo Animals

Welcome to the land of adorableness! Deep Roots’ petting zoo consists of goats, sheep and alpacas.

New additions: they recently welcomed baby goats and a mini alpaca (Lolla) to their herd.

Feed cups are available to purchase at the counter and you can choose from disposable cups or a seasonal cup, which may be filled once a day throughout the season.

PS – On April 13th from 10am-1pm, the farm will be open and you can purchase your season cup at a discounted rate ($30.) Once they open for the year on June 8th, season cups will be $35. Bring your cup in once daily for a refill…cups are filled with grain and apples. The animals can’t wait for their extra treats from you!

Deep Roots Produce Feed Cups

Special Events at Deep Roots Farm 2024

Support Local Fest

July 13: Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of Deep Roots with an outdoor market.

Customers will enjoy shopping from booth to booth and will also get to visit the market barn & petting zoo!

The Sunflower Maze

The sunflower maze typically opens mid-August

Peak Bloom Alert: The field is looking amazing as of Sept 25, 2023. Get out there soon!

This popular Michigan sunflower field is a big draw for visitors.

Sunflower maze deep roots

And yes, you can wander the 2.5 acre sunflower maze that’s filled with 15 varieties of sunflowers of all heights and colors.

Take lots of photos along the way – there are a dozen or so props scattered throughout the maze.

U Pick Sunflowers

You can also pick your own bunch of sunshine to take home.

Pro tip: Fans say the sunflower fields at Deep Roots are the best in the area. Come in the evening to get those amazing golden hour pics!

Pumpkin Patch & Hayrides 2023

Deep Roots knows how to do pumpkins.

Not only does their u-pick pumpkin patch have lots of colorful varieties, they’re also used as props in a variety of fall photo op backdrops.

U-pick opening dates will be announced on Facebook.

Hayride Info

Hayrides run on the weekends starting September 9, 2023.

Deep Roots Produce hayride

Corn Maze for 2023: MSU vs UofM Theme

Getting lost isn’t just for the sunflowers. There’s a corn maze, too and this year it’s calling out a big rivalry!

U of M vs MSU! Who’s your team?! You’ll notice the mascots for each team etched into the design. (Sorry OSU fans…you didn’t make the cut!)

Deep Roots Corn Maze 2023

Choose Your Corn Maze Difficulty Level

Try one of the three trails in their 11-acre corn maze. Each trail of the corn maze is a different level of difficulty and distance. Do one, two, or all three trails – it’s your call.

  • The Kid’s Maze is really short at 0.3 miles.
  • The Intermediate Maze is 1.4 miles long,
  • The Advanced Maze clocks in at 3.2 miles!

There are two platforms in the maze to help you get your bearings.

A GPS tracker, activated by scanning a QR code with your phone, will help you find your way through the maze with an interactive map.

Your maze pass also comes with a punch card that’ll help guide you through each trail. Find all 12 checkpoints to successfully complete the maze.

Plan on 60-90 minutes to complete the maze.

Note: No dogs are allowed in the maze. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Saturday, Sept 2, 2023 - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023
2023 Maze Season: Saturday, Sept 2, 2023 – Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023

Daytime admission: $10 for ages 4+

BUY TICKETS

GLOW TICKETS & FLASHLIGHT TICKETS ARE SEPARATE (see next section)

Food Trucks & Treats

Yum! Food trucks are parked at Deep Roots every weekend in September and October. In the mood for some savory BBQ? or have a hankering for something sweet like donuts from Olly’s?

Deep Roots Food Trucks 2023

2023 Halloween Events at Deep Roots

Haunted Weekend

Haunted Weekend: Oct 13-14

Trunk or Treat

Friday, Oct 27, 5 PM – 7 PM

Come on out to the 4th annual Trunk or Treat! Rain or shine, it’s always a blast! The petting zoo, market barn, corn maze and pumpkin patch will all be open! They’ll have some awesome food trucks joining in, too. This is a free event; you do not need to sign up if you’re just coming to trick or treat.

Deep Roots Trunk or Treat

It’s huge parking lot filled with decked out trunks from community members ready to make kids smile. We love it!

PS – see more local Trunk or Treat events

Costume Day

Costume Day: Oct 28

Planning Your Visit

Address: Deep Roots Produce, 8410 Whitneyville Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

2023 HOURS – Open seasonally June-October, and again in late November for Christmas trees
Monday-Friday: 10 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM

(Last sunflower field entry 8 PM)

Stay connected and get the latest updates: Deep Roots Produce Website Deep Roots Produce FB Page 


Contact: [email protected]

2 thoughts on “Deep Roots Farm: Flower Fields, Fun Events & More Planned for 2024”

  1. My family and I love deep roots!! The corn maze is incredible and their events are killer!! You have to check out their 6 acre pumpkin patch 🎃

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