In the midst of agricultural adversity in Antrim County, there are bright spots. Blueberries. Raspberries. And sunflowers. You knew it was time for the Annual Babs Young Sunflower Report. She writes, It’s sunflower season and unlike the cherries, they are as spectacular and prolific as ever. These are off Bates Road south of Elk Rapids.
OK, so those particular sunflowers are just across the county line in Grand Traverse, but we won’t hold that against them. We’ll just glory in them every time we head to Traverse City, and pull over and let the kids pile out of the car and take their pictures in front of the irresistible golden faces. It’s a tradition.