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  • Karen Eylon


MARYSVILLE – April 21, 2021 – Thanks to their vision and spirit of partnership, Shelly and Paul Detwiler, owners of Mitchell’s Berries, are expanding their u-pick experiences to include seasonal flowers.

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented, the Detwiler’s used the downtime during the pandemic to envision opportunities for growth. It was Shelly’s love of flowers and the 15th anniversary of their u-pick business that was the impetus for the expansion.

“We love sharing our agriculture heritage and memory-making opportunities with our current u-pick experiences and decided to expand to include fresh flowers,” said Shelly. “We partnered with the experts at Leo Berbee Bulb Company to select the flowers and varieties and are so pleased.”

Last fall, Paul and Shelly planted 2,800 daffodil bulbs to yield eight different varieties and roughly 4,500 blooms this spring. They also planted 90 peony bushes with 90 additional plants to go in this spring (to yield flowers in the future). This summer, they’ll have approximately an acre each of zinnias and sulfur cosmos available to customers.

The business has a new name and look that reflects the addition to their already burgeoning u-pick offerings that include strawberries, black and summer red raspberries, edamame and fall red raspberries.

Leadership and business owners from Plain City and Marysville will join staff from the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau to celebrate the launch of Mitchell’s Berries & Blooms on Earth Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks on Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

The response the daffodils this spring has been strong. Based on this, Shelly and Paul are planning to double number of bulbs in the fall for an even larger yield next spring.

The farm, located at 9331 Mitchell Dewitt Rd. in Plain City, Ohio, has been in the Mitchell (Shelly) family for five generations and 200+ years. Updates on their season and special events can be found at or the Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau website,

The Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau (UCCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Union County and is a division of the Union County Chamber of Commerce.

The UCCVB staff and board encourage visitation and economic impact through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our office at 227 East Fifth St., as well as at Union Station 1820, a welcome center and gift shop also located in Marysville. For more information, please visit


Contact: Karen Eylon, Director

Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau

(937) 642-6279


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