LINDSBORG — The Peterson Farm Brothers are well known for their YouTube channel which features farming parodies of pop songs.
The oldest of the Peterson brothers, Greg, has decided to bring his knowledge of agriculture to Lindsborg by opening his sunflower field to the public.
“We started having farm tours at our main farm but it’s a little bit off the beaten path. My wife and I, BrookeAnn, moved here to our place by Lindsborg. Our farm is a lot more accessible to get to,” Peterson said.
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While the brothers say they are all familiar with producing cattle, corn, alfalfa and forage sorghum, wheat, milo and soybeans — sunflowers are a new commodity for the oldest.
“This is the first time I have ever grown sunflowers. I did it as an experiment and they’re a huge commodity in Kansas so I thought, ‘Why not?,’ “ he said.
While most farmers are apprehensive to the thought of the public coming out to their farm, Peterson is more than willing to play host.
“I just want to share the beauty of the sunflowers and Coronado Heights with the surrounding area and to give people a pretty low-cost way of a date night or a family outing. It also gives the general public a glimpse of what we do,” Peterson said.
Patrons will have the ability to walk through the fields and take pictures.
“I think people are always looking for sunflower fields to take pictures in. It’s a really large demand right now so we wanted to offer that for them,” he said.
Peterson and his wife said they are opening up their Morton building for weddings as well.
“We’ve also had our wedding out here and have about five more coming up. It’s a low-cost way to have your wedding reception out in the country with beautiful surroundings. However, it’s not air conditioned and we have bathrooms out here, too. We just offer that rustic country vibe for those that want it at a lower price,” Peterson said.
There is a charge of $2 per person. Guests will be able to take home a sunflower head as a souvenir.
The sunflower field will be open on these dates — subject to change:
Aug. 24: from 5 p.m. to sunset
Aug. 25: all day
Aug. 31: from 5 p.m. to sunset
Sept. 1: all day
Sept. 7: 5 p.m. to sunset
Sept 14: 5 p.m. to sunset
Sept. 15: 5 p.m. to sunset
The farm is located at 2951 13th Ave. in Lindsborg. The couple asks guests to stay on the trails when visiting. The couple is also letting patrons reserve the whole field to themselves and is allowing private photo sessions for $30 per group.
For more information on the field go to https://petersonfarmbrothers.com/sunflower-trails or email email@example.com.