Fresh and Local Black Oil Sunflower Seed Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that our 2020 crop of black oil sunflower seed was harvested this morning by Rocky Rapids Farms custom combine service. The crows had helped themselves to a significant percentage of our yield but we are pleased, overall, with quality and quantity. First load is at Up Above Seeds to be …

SOLD OUT of BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER SEED!!!!

Thanks to the increased demand for our fresh and local birdseed, created by Pandemic Bird Feeding we are completely sold out of product until the new crop is harvested sometime in November. It was another busy year at the sunflower field and we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to visit beautiful Mississippi Mills in Lanark County …

NO TRESPASSING IN SUNFLOWER FIELD!!!!

We are very saddened and frustrated by the lack of respect some of the visitors to the sunflower field have demonstrated in 2020. The field is private property and there is no permission for anyone to enter the field under any circumstances. No trespassing on private property means you do not climb over the fence …

Sunflower Show 2020 Starting At Village of Blakeney

  The show is starting and we remind you that you must not enter our field – it is private property. Please enjoy the beauty from outside the fence and continue to take awesome photos of this annual, spectacular show. Share your photos with us on Twitter @McPhailShelley and if you appreciate the opportunity to …

First Sunflower Bloom of the Season at Harshell

We were over to the field to check for blooms last evening and spotted the first one for 2020.  It won’t be long now with peak bloom likely in 7-10 days. Please note our signage when visiting: Do not enter the field – it is private property  and the sunflowers can be viewed equally well …

2020 Sunflower Location and Update

This year’s sunflower show is coming along nicely.  After struggling with this season’s drought, last weekend’s rain has been good to the crop. With more rain predicted for today and lots of sunshine in the forecast, we are hopeful for a great outcome. We are about 2 weeks from optimum bloom time and will update …

Spectacular Sunflower Fields at Harshell Family Farm Enterprises – Almonte

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again, at Harshell.  We are super excited to welcome photographers, tourists, neighbours, and passersby to view our 20+ acres of sunflowers on Martin Street North (between Almonte and Blakeney). Neither late planting, drought, or last week’s torrential rains could zap the beauty of these amazing flowers.  Although …

Hashell Enterprises Patiently Waiting for Another Spring on the Farm

It’s hard to believe that another winter, of feeding the birds,  has come and gone (at least we hope it’s finally gone).  This was our 3rd season in the birdseed business and we upped our game this year by joining the Ottawa Farmers Market and selling seed at the Lansdowne location.  We met many passionate …

Harshell Fresh and Local Birdseed Hits the Ottawa Farmers’ Market

In our third year of growing, bagging, and selling our fresh and local birdseed, we’ve branched out and can be found each Sunday, at the Ottawa Farmers Market in the Aberdeen Pavilion.         Come check us out from 10-3 for all your back yard bird feeding needs.  We’ve expanded our product line …

2017 Fresh and Local Black Oil Sunflower Seed – Available starting Sunday, November 19th

It’s been a long and stressful season, with less than ideal growing conditions but, Harshell Enterprises is pleased to announce that we have harvested our 2017 sunflower crop.  That spectacular yellow field from this summer is now ready for your backyard birdfeeders. The crop is about 50% of expected yield but the quality is fantastic.  …