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Zeeland sunflower field a local treasure

The field will be up for one more week
Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 16:22:05-04

We could all use a little fresh air and relaxation right now. That is exactly what the owners of Liefde Farms say you will get when you come check out their sunflower field.

The field began blooming about three weeks ago when flowers started to show. They went into peak one week ago and remain there now.

Peak sadly does not last very long with the sunflowers, as they will likely all be gone by early next week. If you would like to see them and take pictures, you better do it by then!

Kevin Dykestra, owner of Liefde Farms, originally planted them for his wife as something for her to admire, but it as quickly become a popular spot for others.

"We see between 30 and 60 cars a day." says Kevin. "It is pretty much constant traffic when I get up to when I go to bed. There are always people out here."

You are allowed to come onto the property from dusk to dawn, 7 days a week. Just like crop, a lot of time and effort goes into making sure it is perfect.

About $500 to $600 was spent on the field. Kevin says they use a little cheaper of a seed but it's because people like the smaller flower for photos.

This is the second year the sunflowers have been in this field. While it may only be one acre now, the farm plans on going to five or more acres next year.

The farm is located at 9400 104th Ave. in Zeeland. All that is asked is if you do come out, you leave a small donation if you are able to. The money will be used to grow the field next year.