Minich Farms Flower Patch blooms in LaPorte
Finding beautiful flowers in a town known for corn has never been easier thanks to the Minich Dairy Farm’s new Flower Patch.
Minich Farms Flower Patch is a specialty cut flower farm and pumpkin patch found at 0501 W 500 S.
Customers get to experience a self-serve stand that opens daily at 10 a.m. CST-sunset and a U-pick that opens Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. CST-sunset and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. CST-sunset if weather allows.
The season opens in April with tulips in the self serve stand and ends in October with frost.
The Flower Patch also hosts arranging parties, bouquet bar, flower crown classes, and private events.
The farm is run by Jenny Marsh Minich and her family. The Minichs saw such potential in starting the Flower Patch and more.
“We’ve grown commercial crops for several years, and we wanted to expand into agritourism. I have a passion for flowers, and my husband really likes pumpkins, so we started this year with those crops,” Jenny said. “Agriculture brings people together. We’ve employed a lot of LPHS students on the farm this fall, and we love the energy they bring and seeing them gain new knowledge and skills.”
Minich’s is not only a place of physical beauty, but it is also a place where people can come together and help each other out.
This past summer, the flower patch raised money for community member Amanda Sorg during her difficult time after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
“We did what Amanda has done countless times for a lot of people in this community. She always shows up in a big way to organize fundraising events and help local people and charities,” Jenny said. “My husband Andy and I reached out to Amanda to get her permission to host a giveback day at the flower farm and she said okay! It was a beautiful day with a lot of beautiful people.”
La Porte community members really came together that day to help the Sorg family. More than a hundred people showed up to support!
“I am so thankful for the Minich Flower Farm and the Minich family for hosting that event. Their family and their farm will always hold a special place in our hearts. We are so grateful that they chose to share some of their new and beautiful farm with us. Thank you to all of the people that came out to support and buy flowers for my mom,” LPHS senior and daughter of Amanda, Sophie Sorg said.
That isn’t the only way the flower patch brings community members together. This past summer LPHS senior Grace Holt had the opportunity to get some of her senior pictures taken at the Minich Farm Flower Patch.
“My experience there was really, really awesome! The sunset was full and beautiful, and the flowers were so pretty and broad. I liked how they complimented each other; they had blues, oranges, and purples all in the same area. The way the layout was was really nice! Seeing flowers planted and not in containers was really cool. The environment and scenery was just gorgeous,” Holt said.
The Flower Patch will be closing during this month, so make sure to visit before it’s gone.