With just one week to go until u-pick sunflowers, [...]
Many of you know Holland Ridge Farms for our u-pick flower seasons, sunflowers in the fall, and tulips in the spring. What many do not know is Holland Ridge Farms was born from our parent company Holland Greenhouses Inc.
As porky the pig once said, “that’s all folks!”. It’s hard to believe that after months of anticipation, planting and preparation, our u-pick-sunflower season has officially come to an end. Not going to lie, it’s definitely a bittersweet time at the farm.
It’s all things sunflowers here at Holland Ridge Farms! We can’t believe it’s already been a week since we opened our doors for the first time this year. Seeing the excitement on all your faces as you walked through the entrance and picked your flowers truly makes what we do worth it.
Did you know that starving Dutch soldiers actually ate tulip bulbs during WW2? When they were prepared correctly, the taste was comparable to potatoes or onions! Though we don’t recommend eating them now, it’s no surprise that the bulbs have become a delicacy to squirrels, deer, and other critters alike.
The countdown is on! Next Friday we will be open and ready to welcome you all back to the farm for the first time this year. We’ve been working hard over the last few months to add new and exciting things!