MARC is planting sunflowers again this year!
Make plans to come out and celebrate this amazing plant…
The sunflower is native to the America’s, and played an integral role in Native American diets and culture. In fact, the sunflower may well have been the first agricultural crop grown in the Americas. But the flower’s history doesn’t stop there. It was brought over to Europe where it was bred and grown as a commodity crop for oil production. Many people feel that Hitler’s decision to invade Russia was to take control of its sunflowers. Today, most all potato chips are fried in sunflower oil. The sunflower has been and continues to be an inspiration for artists as well. Oscar Wilde was often seen wearing a sunflower in his lapel. The flower has become synonymous with Mr. Wilde as well as for the aesthetics movement he led in the late 19th century.
- Live Jazz music –Bruit Band w/saxophonist Derrick Michaels.
- Wine tastings and sale by DeJon Vineyards
- NOTE: Due to the wet and rainy spring, the sunflowers were planted late. It is unlikely that the sunflowers will be ready for picking at this event.
Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, chairs, and a camera!
Children are free. Friendly dogs on leashes are allowed. Buy your tickets beforehand, and save $5.
Online orders – $10/adult – Day of tickets – $10/adult