From the Farmer
People come to the farm for all different reasons. You come for the fresh produce. Others come for a birthday party, pumpkin picking or maybe lunch and an ice cream. Right now, and for the two weeks, many people are coming to the farm for the the sunflowers.
For some reason, there is something magical about these golden giant flowers. Right now selfies abound in the sunflower field! And of course, once they get posted on social media, even more selfie-takers come to Tangerini’s Farm. They may only be coming to the farm to take home some sunflowers and pose for the camera (still don’t get this part) but, in the meantime they have had a chance to see what a farm is all about. See we really don’t care why people come, just that they come! It’s been our mantra since the beginning – that you can’t appreciate the farm until you experience and understand it just a little better than you did the day before. It’s like fine art.
So when sweaty selfie-takers trudge through a muddy field on a 95 degree day, with sunflowers that are heavy, awkward and full of stickiness, they have a little better idea of what we go through during the summer months. And maybe, just maybe, they have developed an appreciation for not only where their sunflowers come from but their food too!
Enjoy the week!
Sunflowers on BBC and WGNH
What can we say? People everywhere just love sunflowers. A farm in Ontario, Canada was recently visited by 2000 people, all wanting to take selfies with the grower’s sunflowers. He has been raising them for the seeds, which he sells as a crop, and was quite surprised by the appearance of 2000 people.
Lots of people come to our farm to see the flowers and we love this. The BBC even came by last week to do an interview with us about sunflowers and selfies, coming back again on Friday to talk to some of the selfie-takers. The interview will be broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3:00PM on WGNH.