Frustrating Season for Farmer's Market Vendors

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

It's always fun to visit a farmer's market when the weather is nice, however some vendors say they've had a frustrating run this summer.

Pat Berg, a vendor from Tomahawk, is a 30 year farmer's market veteran. She says many farmers have been short on vegetables because of the cold, wet spring. However, another problem has plagued her farm as well -- deer.

"Our biggest problem are the deer," says Berg. "Even though we have fences all around our gardens, they manage to jump over them -- they want those vegetables too."

Nevertheless, she's hopeful to start selling potatoes and zucchini in about a week.

She says many vendors are leaving the market with left-over produce because there isn't enough business.

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