Courtesy Thompson Strawberry Farm Sunflowers at Thompson Strawberry Farm
A farmer in Wisconsin wanted to bring happiness to others amid the coronavirus pandemic — so that’s what he’s doing, one sunflower at a time.
Scott Thompson typically offers customers at his for-profit family farm, Thompson Strawberry Farms, the chance to pick their own strawberries in the summer as well as raspberries and pumpkins in the fall, according to CNN.
But this year, when the pandemic hit, Thompson and his wife wanted to find a way to make their customers happy, while also adhering to safety guidelines.
Putting their heads together, the couple ultimately decided to plant sunflowers — over 2 million of them — which could be safely picked by customers across 22 acres and more than 15 fields, the outlet reported.
“We just did it … and we just kept building,” Thompson told CNN. “As the season went on,