Growers say summer crop could be two weeks late

06/07/2013 03:05:00 PM
Jim Offner

All told, everything turned out OK last year, so there’s no reason to think this year will be any worse, Wiers said.

“We had a fair amount of product. It’s just unfortunate that you had a situation where the prices were lower than you anticipate,” he said.

“All in all, we were satisfied with it, but we anticipate a better year this year.”

First crops

Wiers said he expected to be shipping greens and green onions by mid-June. Radishes got underway after Memorial Day.

“Then, we add more items to the varieties we grow, the peppers, and we get those at the end of July and summer squash in early July,” he said, adding that hard squashes and pumpkins follow.

Growers were itching to get the deal going, said Frank Cangemi, owner/buyer of Miles Farmers Market in Solon, Ohio.

“Everybody’s looking forward to it due to the simple fact that consumers, more than ever, are taking Ohio-grown and locally grown, and it seems more farms are geared toward that direction,” he said.


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