AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – To some of us, these are the dog days of summer, to others it’s prime time for western Massachusetts farmers and customers who prefer locally grown produce.
It may be the last couple of week of summer but produce is at it’s peak. Even though western Massachusetts is about an inch and a half below average when it comes to rainfall, August’s growing season has not been too bad.
22News went to Cecchi Farms in Agawam Saturday afternoon to find lots of people out and taking advantage of the fresh produce this season. The hot topic this past month, corn.
Some people think corn comes to an end when summer comes to an end, but as long as the weather is good corn can last all the way until October.
So far, the month of August has been great for corn growing. With a couple weeks left in August, there is still room for more to grow.
Tom Cecchi, one of the managers at Cecchi Farms, told 22News corn and other vegetables are picked daily and will continue to do so over the next couple of months.
“We still have them all out, you know like I said we pick corn daily, until October and new fields of tomatoes will be coming in, and we’ll have all the good vegetables.”
One local resident took advantage of the sweet corn that is being grown, and says he will continue to take advantage if this great growing season up until it comes to an end.
Mark Balboni told 22News,”Whenever it comes out, whenever they just put it out, I start buying it up until it is gone.”
As long as the weather is accommodating, the rest of the growing season should bring more produce to western Massachusetts, before we begin to see the sure fire signs of the change in seasons.
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