Producers say growing season going well

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  [New Glasgow, NS]-The New Glasgow Farmers market is flourishing with fresh produce and happy vendors so far this summer.

Betty Jean Sutherland purchases some vegetables from David Friesen at the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 30. Farmers said they’ve had an early and strong growing season so far.

David Freisen, of the Freisen Fresh produce stand at the Farmers Market has nothing but good things to say about this year’s growing season.

“Probably two weeks early on most crops,” said Freisen talking about the early growing season this year.

“We had a wonderful start,” said Freisen, “Good and early and not too wet.”

The vendor recommends looking for things such as beets, carrots, and potatoes around this time of the year because they are all currently in season.

Susan Langille, another vendor at the market and the manager of Lakenman’s farms describes this years growing season so far as “perfect.”

Langille suggests looking for peas, beets, carrots, cucumbers, and greens of all kinds, this time of year.

Although the season has been going fairly well, both vendors expressed their concern over possibly needing more rain for the crops.

The only other concern for the crops that Freisen spoke of was the cool nights making the heat loving plants grow slower. However, the cool nights improve the flavour of strawberries and other crops, he said.

Both said they’ve been having good sales at the market this year.

“We move quite a bit around here,” said Freisen.

Langille also expressed great appreciation for the market.

“This is a great venue for selling,” said Langille, “Everybody comes here and are so friendly and happy to buy local.”

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