With the coupling of rainy days and this summer and fall, local farmers' markets are quieter than usual. It seems the day the in June was a precursor of what was to come.
"It's bad," explained employees at of New Paltz. "Three quarters of our farm was lost. At least $2,000 is gone, and we won't make that back. We started replanting for next year, but it keeps raining over and over, washing the seeds away."
"So many acres are underwater—[we] can't believe how bad it is," added folks from of Goshen.
Without their crops, the farmers at Nyack's market have no fresh produce—and without produce, no income. Fortunately, Nyackers have been willing to lend a hand. The prices may have gone up for remaining fruits and vegetables, but it supports the farms.
Debbie Sadowsky from has been donating her sales from iced coffee to help the farmers in Warwick. "It's devastating to see what has happened," Sadowsky said.
There are still about two months left of farmers' market season, so head over to the this Thursday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to support the farmers.