Archive for Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunflowers soon to bloom on Grinter Farms near Tonganoxie

Ted Grinter stands in a field of future bird feed

Ted Grinter stands in a field of future bird feed

August 12, 2013

A popular backdrop for photos between Tonganoxie and Lawrence should be camera ready later this month.

Ted and Kris Grinter of Grinter Farms grow fields of sunflowers near U.S. Highway 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Lawrence.

Kris Grinter said the fields should be in full bloom by the last week of this month. Some might open up this week.

The 43 acres of sunflowers are roughly 4 miles south of Tonganoxie at 24154 Stillwell Road.

To get to the sunflower field, take U.S. Highway 24-40 from Tonganoxie. After going through the unincorporated town of Reno, take a right onto Stillwell Road (Leavenworth County Road 27).

Progress of the fields is updated at


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