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Rainy Winter Could Impact Farmers Markets

After 5 years of drought, it’s a much more damp and muddy season for growers in the north state. And with their summer market just six weeks away, on June 3rd, the manager of the Nevada City Farmers Market, Stephanie Stevens, says crops, such as tomatoes, squash, peppers, orchard fruit, and berries, may not be available as early as they have been…

click to listen to Stephanie Stevens

The Nevada City Farmers Market is still in its winter season. Meanwhile, prices for lettuce, celery, broccoli, and other salad ingredients, grown in coastal areas, have skyrocketed this spring. Stevens isn’t sure there’ll be much of a change for local crops, but indicates there might be…

click to listen to Stephanie Stevens

Officials from the Nevada County Certified Growers Market, which opened April 15th, did not return calls for comment. The Nevada City Market is open from 9am to noon each Saturday, at Robinson Plaza.

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