Winooski Farmer's Market Ends for the Year, Harvesting Season Isn't Over

Winooski, Vt. - The Winooski Farmer's Market has opened and closed for the last time this year.

It may feel a little early to be ending the season, but one farmer said the market always closes on Columbus Day weekend.Karolyn LaLumiere has been selling at the Winooski Farmer's Market for about 10 years now. She said Columbus Day just happened to fall early on the calendar.

LaLumiere is from the LaLumiere Farm in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

LaLumiere explained that just because the farmer's market in Winooski has ended, doesn't mean they won't continue to harvest. She added that this year's unseasonable weather has had both positive and negative effects on her crops.

"We still have lots of winter squash," LaLumiere said. "We still have a lot of peppers. We still haven't had a frost yet so we're still harvesting crops you wouldn't be expecting to this time of year."

LaLumiere said due to heavy rains in July her potato crop suffered, but the hot days through September have allowed other crops to continue growing past their regular season. She added the fall crop is doing well.

While Winooski Farmer's Market is over, other markets still have a few weeks left. LaLumiere said you can find her at the Old North End Farmer's Market through the end of October.


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