Local Farmers Having Trouble With Produce Being Damaged by Weather


Farmers were out in full force on Thursday at the Fayetteville Farmers Market.

The recent flooding has caused a whole mess of problems for local farmers.
Farmers say their gardens and fields are overly saturated, so they aren’t able to put their crops in the ground.
Marquita Den Herder owns DH farm in West Fork, and says the flooding, the wind, and hail destroyed a major portion of their ready to pick produce, hitting them in their pocketbooks.
Den Herder says her farm won’t raise its prices though, because they account for bad weather in their budget.
“Some of our lettuce has received damage and our radishes are overly wet and splitting in the ground, and so we’re having some crop loss with some of the things that we’ve had,” Den Herder said. “Our strawberries things like that.”
Farmers say they are trying to get prepared for more rainfall, but it’s pretty difficult to stop mother nature.

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