Arid climate drying out profits at local farmers' markets
Todd Hicks reports Video by 620wtmj.comvideo
SOUTH MILWAUKEE- The dry conditions are drying out profits at local farmers' markets.
Many of the farmers at the South Milwaukee farmers' market have little to sell because of the drought.
Tables that would normally be brimming with fresh fruit and veggies are barely half full.
Farmer Lynn Centgraf of Centgraf Farms is watching her livelihood shrivel before her eyes. The Mayville farmer told TODAY'S TMJ4 with little rain and the hot summer sun, she hardly has anything to sell.
"Usually we have truckloads, but now were down to car loads," said Centgraf.
That means at places like the West Allis farmers market what she can offer could literally be carried with two hands.
"When we only have two bushels of each thing it just isn't enough," said Centgraf.
Shoppers told TODAY'S TMJ4 they've already noticed the effects on stands and shelves.