Farmers Market Affected By Wet, Cold Spring

Aug 11, 2019

Zita Kwartek of New Hope Farm sells produce and baked goods at the Black Hills Farmers Market.
Credit Victoria Wicks

South Dakota farmers have suffered some weird weather this year, with late snows, a cold spring, and lots of rain. The weather has affected not only major crops but also produce from truck farms that supply the state's farmers markets.

The Black Hills market in Rapid City has lots of produce now, but much of it arrived late, and some crops failed completely.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks talks with a couple of producers to find out how they fared.

Carlton Peterson, left, sells produce at the Black Hills Farmers Market that he grows at Box Elder and in Lyman County.
Credit Victoria Wicks