ASU Farmer's Market is thriving in summer heat

JONESBORO (KAIT) - The summer is finally winding down in Region 8, and many local produce farmers are enjoying a nice round of crops.

The Market Manager of ASU Regional Farmer's Market, Earl Duffel, says that business has been good, from both the vendor and customer standpoints.

"As we like to say at the Farmer's Market is 'to know your food, is to know your farmer.'"

Local produce farmer and vendor Keith Forrester endured the extreme summer temperatures thanks to a few simple techniques.

"It hurt some crops, definitely. It hurt the tomato crops, it hurts any kind of greens you got in the field. The okra absolutely love it though...Really what you want is to keep the roots cool on your tomatoes. We mulch heavily with wheat straw and rice straw, and water frequently to try and keep the roots cool."

If you would like to visit the ASU Regional Farmer's Market, stop by on Saturdays from 7am until 1pm or during the week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2pm through 6pm.

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