Wet Weather Puts Damper on Local Crops
We checked in with local farmers at Holyoke’s Open Square Farmer’s Market to see how it’s affected them.
“The rain has actually delayed a lot of our fruiting crops, our tomatoes, summer squash zucchini, just starting, and they’re probably 2-3 weeks behind,” said Chanya Sae-Eaw, the co-owner of Farmacy Gardens in Belchertown. “It’s actually a drastic change from last year because it was so dry. It’s been a blessing to not have to irrigate”
“I think that the customers understand that the farmers are trying to work together to bring a variety and a good spread, so we’re trying to keep them in communication,” said Rebekah Hamlon, co-owner of Valley Green Feast.
Holyoke’s farmer’s market is open every Saturday from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.