Summer veggies still alive
by Sarah Godbold Staff Writer
Despite the heavy rainfall this summer, there are still crops to be sold at the Cheraw Farmer’s Market on Front Street.
The rain has been damaging, farmers say, but not enough to keep their spirits down. They take what they do have, load it up and haul it to the Farmer’s Market to sell every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.
This year’s best sellers, according to a few of the farmers, were the peas and the butter beans. They agreed tomatoes were very popular in the beginning of the season, but their popularity gave way to the peas; which should continue to produce for another month.
Collards, the official state vegetable of South Carolina, and turnips, will be the next crops ready for the fall.
So for those who fear the end of the season, expect it to last a little longer. Last year the Farmer’s Market stayed open until the first of the year, farmers said. They don’t know if they will stay open that long this year, but plan to keep it going at least until Christmas.
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