Heavy rains leave Farmers’ Market vendors with less produce to sell

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — This spring, heavy rains and areas of flooding have given local farmers quite the trouble as they attempt to plant and tend to their crops.

This weekend, we caught up with Terre Haute Farmers’ Market President Greg Fields, who says the amount of produce sold at the Farmers’ Market this year is significantly less than last year at this time.

Fields points to timelines involving fruits such as tomatoes to show the issues farmers are having due to the wet weather. 

“This time last year we were in very good shape as far as produce, if you get tomatoes first part of June, you’re doing really well, but it’s gonna be the last of June first of July before we’re gonna have any kind of tomatoes here like I said again we actually have some folks who are growing things inside of hoop houses and high tunnels so there are a few things as far as produce but the majority, we just don’t have it yet,” said Fields. 
 

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