Western Massachusetts is experiencing “drought like” conditions

The drought is costing farmers money and time

CHESTERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Tuesday was the first full day of summer, and while many of us are enjoying this sunshine, our plants aren’t so much. The lack of rain is making it especially difficult for farmers.

Tevis Robertson-Goldberg of Crabapple Farms in Chesterfield said they actually have to irrigate water in, which is costing money and time. “We’re spending a lot more time on irrigation, moving water lines around, which is getting us a little behind on planting things.”

Crabapple Farm told 22News vegetables like broccoli, kale and cabbage need lots of water to thrive, and right now, that’s just not happening.


More of western Massachusetts “abnormally dry”


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