Grinter Farms Sunflowers 2017
Hi, what do you think of when you hear Kansas? Dorothy, Toto, Dodge City, Brown v. Board of Education, Home on the Range, the 34th state to enter the Union or possibly a meadowlark might come to mind; for me, it’s the sunflower. Kansas nickname is the Sunflower State.
Most mornings I drive by the prettiest sunflower fields you could ever imagine. There is no admission fee to see and walk into the field of sunflowers. Donation cups are set up on the edge of each field to deposit a buck for each sunflower you pick. Complete rules as posted by the farmer’s wife can be read here.
The sunflowers were beginning to open August 30 so when I stopped by Friday evening on my way home I was able to see some fully opened and others getting ready to bloom. To give you an idea of how large these sunflowers are, take a look at this young person with her pick.
And here’s one just about to open.
It’s also amazing to see the many people who come out to see the fields- and this was Friday evening. Labor day is the busiest.
Okay, now let me show you who the farmer is (the guy who planted the sunflowers). His name is Ted Grinter.
I have to tell you that normally I would not purposely take a picture that makes someone look like their arm was cut off. But as Ted was holding a Coors can, he didn’t want that in the picture. So know that in his hand is a can of ice cold beer! Can you see it? 🙂
Visiting Grinter Farms is highly recommended. Remember to mark your calendar next Labor Day 2018. The farmer’s wife will usually post the expected opening day for the sunflowers.
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Take care and best wishes!