The story was a predictable one: The potential impact on food prices due to the ongoing drought.
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Some farmers have yet to show up to the South Milwaukee Farmer’s Market so far this season. They say their crops aren’t ready. Others say the drought’s affect on their crops will affect the general public’s bottom line.
Farms like Geneva Lakes in Burlington have been hit hard by the drought.
“It’s been pretty difficult lately. We’ve been irrigating like 24/7, trying to keep everything as much as possible. I know a lot of stuff has been damaged. We don’t have any lettuce,” Rachelle Bergersen said.
Down the road at B.S.W. Farms, they say the drought’s affect on the corn crop has affected their chickens, which has affected the production of poultry and eggs for consumers.
“The price is going to go up. The older (chickens) aren’t laying, and they’re going to have to go,” Karen Stardy said.
The good thing about the South Milwaukee Downtown Market: We are much more than produce. So, drought or not, there are plenty of reasons — dozens of vendors selling produce, organics, arts, crafts, baked goods, prepared foods and more — to stop by.