Fun Facts

 

  • Approximately 1/2 inch of muck is lost each year to water and wind erosion?
  • There are 1,000,000 celery seeds in one pound?
  • Our record seed-to-harvest for radishes is 18 days?
  • Our average annual electric bill is over $250,000?
  • The vegetable farms irrigate from a 75-acre reservoir·that holds 385,000,000 gallons of water?
  • If combined, the vegetable farms in Celeryville would·be the third largest employer in Huron County?
  • The Celeryville Conservancy District maintains over·seven miles of ditches

EACH YEAR, BUURMA FARMS PLANTS:

  • Over 100,000,000 onion seeds?
  • Over·1,000,000,000 radish seeds, and if planted in·one continuous row, would circumnavigate the world?
  • Over 4,500,000 celery seedlings?

EACH YEAR, BUURMA FARMS USES:

  • Over 30 tons of radish seed?
  • Over 250 tons of lime to control pH?
  • Over 1,000 tons of fertilizer?
  • Over 3 tons of rubber bands and over 15,000,000 PLU tags?

EACH YEAR, BUURMA FARMS MAINTAINS:

  • Over 150 licensed farm vehicles?
  • Over 150 non-licensed tractors and wagons?
  • Enough refrigeration units to air condition over·300 homes?
  • One of the top rated migrant camps in the state of·Ohio?
  • A migrant health clinic with the help of Community·Health Services and an area doctor to provide·free health care to area migrants?
  • Over 50 two-bedroom apartments for its migrant·workers at no cost to the worker?