Hot summer, excessive rainfall impacting New Jersey farmers
New Jersey is called the Garden State for a reason. There are about 10,000 farms in the state.
Farmers say the hot summer and wet autumn so far have affected their crops.
Mike, a farmer with North Slope Farm in West Amwell Township, says the weather is always hard to predict.
“The seasons change year to year, and this is no different. This year, we didn't have any really extreme storms, which is what really hurts us the most,” he said. “Everything that we do is geared towards trying to choose the right crops that will do well."
Mike says local farmers markets are important because they allow people to buy directly from the farmers.