August 13th was Maize Valley's first Sunflower Festival, a second one is planned for August 20th where Maize Valley will be the host site for Heart and Home Marketplace Sunflower Harvest Market from 10:00am until 4:00pm. https://heartandhomemarketplace.com/ These flower fields were also green planted but use different sunflower varieties that produce multiple blooms per stem over an extended period of time compared to the single stem varieties. There are Zinnias, Cosmos and a small quality of wildflowers all green planted as well.
In addition to the Heart and Home Marketplace, daily sunflower harvest opportunities are available at Maize Valley on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from noon until 8:00pm. These harvest opportunities will continue as long as the flowers stay in bloom which should be until late August or early September.
Providing mother nature cooperates, and adequate labor can be secured, the green planted field described above is set to bloom in early September. Maize Valley hopes to offer a Sunflower Sunset Sip & Smores Experience with craft beer & wine tastings, light appetizers, wagon rides, flower cutting, and an educational farmer discussion explaining the process with equipment in the field. This is a yet to be determined event, details will follow on our social media pages as well as our website.
Private media or educational tours for local elected officials interested in learning more are available by contacting Farmer, Bill Bakan at firstname.lastname@example.org. General information on upcoming events and u-pick opportunities is available by visiting www.maizevalley.com, Facebook Maize Valley, Instagram @maize_valley_.
Maize Valley Farm, Market, Winery & Craft Brewery is a family farm based business located 3 miles East of Hartville, Ohio on St. Rt. 619 at 6193 Edison St NE, Hartville, OH 44632. The Vaughan family settled in Marlboro Township in the mid 1800's and has been farming ever since.