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AlfalfaAlfalfa | Video

Alfalfa is a perennial forage crop grown across the U.S. that can be harvested multiple times in one year.

BuckwheatBuckwheat | Video

Buckwheat is a food crop similar to a cereal grain (like wheat and oats) that grows 2-4 feet tall and has abundant white flowers.

CanolaCanola | Video

Canola is a member of the mustard family and grows a yellow, flowering stem that is 4-5 feet tall.

Field CornField Corn | Video

Field corn is a member of the grass family, grows 5-12 feet tall. Each plant produces kernels that are filled with starch and have a hard shell.

FlaxFlax | Video

Flax is a fiber and oilseed crop in which oil is extracted from flax seeds and fibers are extracted from flax stems.

GourdsGourds | Video

Gourds are a fruit with a hard-shell that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns.

Indian CornIndian Corn | Video

Indian corn is characterized by multi-color kernels that can be yellow, white, purple, red, and blue.

OatsOats | Video

Oats are a cereal crop that belong to the grass family.·Oats grow quickly and they grow well in poor soil condition.

Pearl MilletPearl Millet | Video

Pearl Millet is a grass that grows 4-5 feet tall and produces seeds on a spike that looks similar to a cattail.

PopcornPopcorn | Video

Popcorn is a member of the grass family whose hard kernels can be popped when heated.

QuinoaQuinoa | Video

Quinoa is a South American staple crop that produces seeds which are small and edible.

Red CloverRed Clover | Video

Red clover is a member of the legume family, grows one to two feet tall, and produces dark green foliage with small purple flowers.

SorghumSorghum | Video

Sorghum, also known as Milo, is a cereal grain plant with seeds that have high carbohydrate content.

SoybeansSoybeans | Video

Soybeans are part of the legume family, grow in a pod, and are high in protein.

SunflowersSunflowers | Video

Sunflowers are an oil crop that is highly regarded for its ornamental value.

Sweet CornSweet Corn | Video

Sweet corn is the kind of corn consumed by humans as corn on the cob, canned corn, frozen corn, and other corn products

TriticaleTriticale | Video

Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye, and, as a result, it assumes many of those crops’ qualities.

WheatWheat | Video

Wheat is a cereal crop that belongs to the grass family and is a notable staple crop around the world.

White CornWhite Corn | Video

White corn, a member of the grass family, is characterized by ears of corn containing kernels that are white in color.

Clearview Farm’s 2021 Sunflower Harvest (October 14, 2021)

The sunflowers have been harvested! Stay tuned for information on where and when you can buy Clearview Farm sunflower seed birdseed.


Coming Soon: Sunflower Harvest (September 23, 2021)

Sunflowers– a stunning crop moving toward an exciting harvest.


Sunflower Celebration (July 27, 2021)

Help us celebrate the (near) end of sunflower season! We’ll have: Live Music– from Eliza Petry Music Ice Cream– from Crowridge Farm Ice Cream Sunflower Maze Bring your family and friends to enjoy a beautiful evening. This will likely be one of the last days that our sunflowers will be in bloom. Mark “going” on […]


Mid-Season Report (July 26, 2021)

Crop are progressing nicely.  After the first round of planting in April, we finished planting all of the rest of the crops by the end of May.  We even had our very first harvest of triticale at the end of May. 10 candid observations/lessons from our first spring/early summer season:  18 crops may be too […]


Sunrise/Sunset Yoga with the Sunflowers (July 20, 2021)

Join us for a FREE all-levels yoga class in the sunflower field with local yoga and meditation teacher, Kristina Reese.


Stevie Jay interviews Clearview Farm’s Jim Goss and Sophia Hortin (July 14, 2021)

Jim and Sophia sat down with ESPN 93.5’s Stevie Jay to discuss the inspiration for Clearview Farm, the soon-to-bloom sunflower field, and other upcoming crops and future plans.


Early season crop growth (What to look for at Clearview Farm) (May 5, 2021)

We have crops at many stages right now at Clearview Farm. We have two crops, wheat and triticale, which were planted last fall and are nearing their reproductive stages in the plant cycle. We expect to harvest the triticale as a forage for cattle later this month or in early June. Wheat harvest should occur […]


Pondering About Planting (April 5, 2021)

The importance of planting is inarguable in any farming operation– it is an essential undertaking to growing a crop. As spring approaches, farmers are eager to get their crops in the ground. However, they are also committed to selecting the appropriate timing, ensuring crop and soil health. How do farmers know when it is the […]


Wheat and Triticale – An Early Spring Marvel (March 29, 2021)

What is forming that rich green carpet at Clearview Farm? How did it turn green before the last snowdrift had even melted away? The vibrant green color observed in early spring at Clearview Farm is our wheat and triticale crops. Wheat is one of the world’s most prominent cereal grains, and triticale is a hybrid […]


Welcome to Clearview Farm! (March 2, 2021)

This project has captured our imagination and excitement. We sincerely hope that it will be a place for people of all ages to enjoy, learn and imagine. Please watch as we unveil a season of colors through interesting and unique crops.


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