Summer is almost here. Flowers are blooming. Fruits and veggies are growing.
Residents had a chance to shop for fresh produce at the season’s first farmer’s market at Fifth Avenue Station.
Vendors from around the country brought in fruits, veggies, herbs and even seafood.
For some farmers, the mild spring had crops growing early but for others, a late frost ruined their harvests.
“For us, some of our plums are probably gone,” said Andy Puppenfuss of Ellis Family Farms. “Some of the cherries, those will probably be some of the most impacted. Apples it will depend on some of the different varieties we have available.”
“The mild spring let us get in the field sooner,” said Kirk Lange of Lange’s Farm. “We’re getting a lot more product earlier, so we’re looking at two to three weeks ahead of schedule.”
The farmer’s market is open every Saturday from seven in the morning until noon through the last Saturday in October.
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