GOOD NEWS: Farmer Plants 2M Sunflowers To Spread Joy


  • A Wisconsin farmer is bringing happiness to people during the pandemic by changing what he plants.
  • Scott Thompson usually grows strawberries in the summer and pumpkins in fall, but this year, he’s growing sunflowers - more than 2-million of them.
  • “What a great way to social distance and … smile, basically,” he says.

Scott Thompson usually grows strawberries in the summer and pumpkins in the fall at Thompson Strawberry Farms, but this year, he swapped those crops and planted 2-million sunflowers instead.

When the pandemic hit, Thompson and his wife wanted to make their customers happy, while following safety guidelines, so they came up with sunflowers as a solution. The millions of blooms can be safely picked by people in their 15-fields on 22-acres all while social distancing.

“I’m just glad we get to have a business people are happy to come to,” the farmer says. “And what a great way to social distance and … smile, basically.”

Source:CNN

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