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Aug 7th, 2017 2:27 pm
Went up to Edward's Farm. Not bad but the field isn't that big and the farm buildings get in the background. Would love to find a field that stretches to the horizon or at least seem like it.

Nice

They used to have a separate field but not this year .
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maybe a trip for next year? :)

Paris, Illinois


PARIS, Il. (WTHI) - Are you looking for something fun to do with the family? Well, you're in luck!

There's a one-of-a-kind experience in full bloom. On a quaint farm tucked in Paris, Illinois there's a field filled with yellow. It's catching eyes and turning heads.

"We had planted some as bird seed about two years ago and we thought, what can we do with this to allow people to come out and see it," said Brian Lau, Owner of L&A Family Farms.

What started as a small idea has grown into a big undertaking. "It’s probably taken about 3 days to just a sunflower field to the actual maze," said Lau.

On several hundred acres of land you’ll find a crafted maze complete with more than 100,000 towering sunflowers.

"The path is laid out, and the sunflowers are about one-foot tall. We follow a graph line, and then we start mowing with a lawn-mower and continue to mow the paths, until we get them like they are now," explained Lau.

This year's maze is part of a special theme. The sunflowers spell out, “Happy 100th Grandma.”

"She always said she wanted to see it but didn't think she would have the chance to get out in it, so she enjoyed it," said Lau.

Now, from their family to yours. "This is just a way to invite people out to the farm, get away from the city life, just to experience some time in the country," said Lau.

Don't waste any time before you check out the maze for yourself. It's difficult to tell just how long the season will last.

L&A Family Farms is open for visitors Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Remember, the farm operates on central time.




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Either a lot of people saw this thread or someone posted a thread on some Chinese forum cuz this is the first time I have seen so many people at Edwards's Farm. I have never seen it this busy. It is usually empty.

The farm even has a store opened for business selling meat , flour, eggs, milk etc.

The farm charges $5 per car but no one was there to collect the money. You put the money inside the can.

There wasn't a lot of nice sunflowers inside the path. The flowers by the exterior looks nicer and bigger .
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Sunflowers field spotted at Ottawa Valley

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Sunflower fields are blooming soon!!!



Bogle Seeds Farm is only openbto the public once every three years and they are open this year!

2018 SUNFLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES - NOTE THE SHORT OPPORTUNITY!

POSTED 2018-June-12:

NEW NOTICE: As of June 12, 2018, the Sun Flowers are only 15 cm high. When we let you know the opening date for viewing and picture taking, we will be open from 9am-6pm, 7 days a week, for the 2 to 2 1/2 weeks of blooming season. The best days to visit our farm fields and trails will be during the week as it will be less busy. Weekends will be “insane”! .

Please respect our “NO PET” policy.

Our admission fee of $7.50 per person (correct change appreciated, children under 12 are FREE) covers on site parking, toilet facilities and all the Sun Flower pictures you can take.

Remember the bug spray because you are in the country, on a real farm and walking the field trails and grassed laneways. More information to come in mid July. The Bogles.
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Thanks for the info. Here is what one can get at the Bogle Seeds Farm (not my photo; just something I found on flickr). I wonder if some photoshopping was involved here, especially near the horizon?

ImageOne in a million by Susan Kronick Photography, on Flickr

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