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Ready your selfie stick: A new sunflower field is planned for Champaign

Remember the sunflower field in Urbana last summer? If you have any social media, I’m sure you saw all the selfies of everyone you’ve ever met in C-U in the field of sunflowers, happy to be doing something at a time when it felt like there was nothing. Personally, each time I see these sunflower photos I can only think of the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Samurai Champloo, anyone?

Well, per reporting from The News-Gazette, Champaign is getting its own sunflower field. Organized and owned by the same people — the Atkins Group — Champaign’s sunflower field will be part of a larger farm complex that will also feature fields of flax, buckwheat, red clover, alfalfa, and triticale.

You can find Champaign’s sunflowers this summer at 3501 N. Mattis Avenue.

Top image from the Clearview Farm website.

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