Award-winning ice cream stand known for their annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser.Read More
Founded in 1975 by the Button Family, Buttonwood Farm started as dairy and eventually evolved into the ice cream stand we all know and love today. The family researched old recipes and developed their now famous ice cream using only premium ingredients.
In 2003, the farm planted a field of sunflowers so that visitors coming for ice cream could enjoy the rural beauty of Connecticut. This eventually led to the ice cream stand's now famous Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. During a week in June, Buttonwood Farm cuts sunflower bouquets to sell, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, a non-profit organization devoted to making wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Due to the success of Sunflowers for Wishes, Buttonwood Farm now plants 14 acres of sunflowers, with people coming from across New England to capture the moment.