US (OH): Geauga County-based sunflower farm sprouts smiles in local community

Deep in the heart of Ohio, there's a small Chesterland flower farm that has been operating under the radar for the past eight years. Recently, they've decided to host events like 'Cut-Your-Own-Sunflowers' and 'Pick-your-own-Lavender' to grow their business.

This decision has been met with success. "My wife Amy and I purchased the property in 2014," owner Bob Rogish said. "It was an old dairy farm back in the 80s and before. We remodeled the home and the buildings, turned it into what it is today."

Rogish says that his goal is to bring people out to the farm. "People like to come out and experience first-hand what happens on the farm," Rogish said. "We went with the flower aspect. My wife, Amy, loves flowers. It was a great fit for her to deal with the flowers."

But despite keeping a small, tight-knit community farm, the couple still gives their time to local community events. "Around Christmas time, we take one of our old antique trucks and drive Santa Claus around town," Rogish said. "We participate in local parades in Chesterland, and then we also are active in the county, [as well]."


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