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Sunflowers & peaches survive and thrive after 58mph winds & a rainbow

Storm sweeps through the farm! Watch above for real footage as we check things out in the weird afterlight, then see the rainbow at the end of this email.

Freestone Peaches & Summer Apples are NOW!

  • Coral Star & Flamin’ Fury freestone yellow peaches
  • Blushing Star White Peaches
  • ZeStar & Paula Red Summer Apples
  • SunGlo & Fantasia Nectarines – Make a trip for fruit & fun!

Farm & Winery Open Hours

Pick-Your-Own: Mon-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Farm Market: Mon-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Bakery: Fri-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Winery: Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Sunflower Festival: Only two weekends left -> Aug 13-15, 20-22

Maize Quest: Opening Saturday Sept 4, 2021!

Sunflowers survive the storm!

Tent stakes loosened, trash cans flying, potties tipped over, but no harm to the flowers? Thank you, Lord!

Well, that was a little crazier than usual…

This past Tuesday, we received some National Weather Service warnings around 3 PM, then around 7:20 PM, we found out why.

Dad’s weather data unit collected a 58mph wind gusts reading and a blessedly brief torrential downpour that had us wondering what would be left standing.

When we went out to look around the farm and sunflower field particularly, we found that the giant white tent stakes were leaning, but it held up! (Click to watch the video above)

Wednesday morning, Dad perused the orchard and found plenty of peaches on the trees, BUT the heat has been moving peaches and nectarines at a nearly alarming rate of ripening, soooooooooo

You can pick Yellow Freestone Peaches, White Freestone Peaches, PLUS, Yellow Freestone Nectarines (two kinds!) in ONE TRIP.

The temps will return to a much more tolerable level by this weekend, especially Saturday & Sunday, so don’t miss this stone-fruit extravaganza! It’s been a wild week, but the farm survives and thrives.

Join us for the excitement of the heavy peach season and the beauty of the Sunflower Festival this weekend and next.

See you soon on the farm,

Farmer Hugh

PS Sunflower is only two more weekends; then it’s OVER! Aug 13-15 & Aug 20-22 – then the blooms are gone!

Rainbow as promised…

Details for the next two weeks…

Schedule (Food & Bands)

Friday, August 13th:


The Weenie Wagon: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Maple Lawn Farm Market:

10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, August 14th:


The Weenie Wagon: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Dough Heads Waffle: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Maple Lawn Farm Market:

10:00am – 5:00pm


Barely Red: 10:30am-12:30pm

Wile and Smith: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Nick Disanto: 3:30-5:30pm

3 Dollar Suit: 6:00-8:00pm

Sunday, August 15th:


The Weenie Wagon: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Wok Runner: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Dough Heads Waffle: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Maple Lawn Farm Market:

1:00pm – 5:00pm


Jake River Matthews: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Devix Music: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Schedule (Food & Bands)

Friday, August 20th:


Kimmy’s BBQ Brought 2 U: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Maple Lawn Farm Market:

10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, August 21st:


Kimmy’s BBQ Brought 2 U: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Baron VonSchwein: 11am-4pm

Wok Runner: 11am-4pm

Maple Lawn Farm Market:

10:00am – 5:00pm


Barlee Red: 10:30pm-12:30pm

Swing Street Trio: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Skribe: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Phipp & Phriends: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Sunday, August 22nd:


Kimmy’s BBQ Brought 2 U: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Baron VonSchwein: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Wok Runner: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Maple Lawn Farm Market:

1:00pm –5:00pm


Nathan Merovich: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Braham Noodles: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Coming Sept 10-11

Wine Your Way Out

Yep – Wine Tasting INSIDE the Corn Maze!

Stay tuned for details & Tickets with

Maple Lawn Winery

Sunflower Festival is heating up with hundreds of tickets and time slots already reserved! Don’t miss your favorite date & time reservation->

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