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Published June 18, 2013, 07:10 PM

Slow start to planting season means slow business for farmers' market

Saturday was the first of 16 days that the Farmers Market will be happening in Grand Forks. While this day typically has people flocking in with the hopes of buying fresh produce, that hasn't been the case so far this year.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Saturday was the first of 16 days that the Farmers Market will be happening in Grand Forks. While this day typically has people flocking in with the hopes of buying fresh produce, that hasn't been the case so far this year.

Normally the Farmers' Markets are bustling with people getting fresh produce but with the late winter and heavy rains the produce was in short supply. The Grand Forks farmers market will be open every Saturday from June 15 to September 28th.

There are many shoppers and vendors who are hoping that farmers will be able to get crops into the ground so that they can be displayed on the booths for customers. This is the 10th season that the market has come to town square and for some this late start is not so surprising -- but that didn't stop some hopeful shoppers from stopping in to see what was available. The Amazing Grains vendor, Tyler Clauson told us that they don't usually start participating in the farmers' market until later in the year, because that's when produce is in full swing.

Clauson says it is about this time that he usually expects to see crops come through his door locally.

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