A Strawberry Farm Planted 2 Million Sunflowers to Bring Joy in 2020

Thompson Strawberry Farm/Instagram

While you may want to head to a pumpkin patch this autumn, there’s another destination you may want to try. A strawberry farm planted 2 million sunflowers to bring joy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, they’re in bloom.

Scott Thompson of Thompson Strawberry Farm in Kenosha County, Wisconsin planted over 2 million sunflowers for the season in order to help bring happiness during the pandemic. The farm is typically home to pumpkins during the cooler weather, but for 2020, the owners decided to go in a more floral direction. The fields of sunflowers are the result.

Of the decision to plant the flowers, Thompson told CNN, “As the season went on, the pandemic never went anywhere … and we thought people might be looking for something to do, and what a great way to social distance and … smile, basically.”

Now, there are over 22 acres of sunflowers at Thompson Strawberry Farm with seven yet to bloom, and yes, you can visit. The plants are divided over 15 fields making social distancing possible for people to enjoy the scenery.

But if you can’t make a trip to Wisconsin any time soon, you can check out all of the blooms over on the farm’s Instagram account.

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