Wisconsin Farmer Cultivates 2 Million Sunflowers to Put Smile on People’s Face

Scott Thompson, a Wisconsin farmer hopes to make people smile by cultivating 2 million sunflowers. Scott who is…
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Scott Thompson, a Wisconsin farmer hopes to make people smile by cultivating 2 million sunflowers. Scott who is a fourth-generation berry flower operates the Thompson Strawberry Farm in Bristol, Kenosha. Kenosha which is located between Milwaukee and Chicago gives people a better view of the sunflowers.

With just $25 per carload of guests, customers can visit the farm and mill about the sunflowers. Guests can take pictures and are allowed to take a dozen flowers home with them.

Thompson said he has heard a lot of people who traveled from nearby cities to his farm say that they just wanted to be in a place where they could remove their mask and breathe fresh air.

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Thompson’s wife initiated planting sunflowers and then Thompson started planting some sunflowers on a two-acre field. That effort eventually resulted in a big 22-acre sunflower operation.

It takes almost 60 days for Sunflowers to mature, according to Thompson. He started his first planting on Memorial Day weekend. The last sunflowers he planted were on July 20. They should be blooming by the end of the month.

We planted one short ones. A lot of people plant tall ones, but they’re not really good for pictures. One of the best things about sunflowers is it makes for pretty awesome pictures. We grew shorter ones for the perfect selfie so you can get that sea of yellow behind you.

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According to Thompson, it wasn’t going well at first but as soon as the community realized what he was planning, word of mouth started spreading. After people started visiting the farm and pictures were taken, the pictures started spreading across social media handles like Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

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