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Late start: Farmers market vendors delayed by long winter

9:49 PM, Jun. 13, 2013
Joe Vollmar, with Ledgeview Gardens, LLC, is all smiles as he fills a bag of tomatoes for a customer during the Farmers' Market on Broadway in downtown Green Bay on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Vollmar was selling tomatoes and cucumbers that were hydroponic grown. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Joe Vollmar, with Ledgeview Gardens, LLC, is all smiles as he fills a bag of tomatoes for a customer during the Farmers' Market on Broadway in downtown Green Bay on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Vollmar was selling tomatoes and cucumbers that were hydroponic grown. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Planting at the Groche Organic Farms in Suamico is about a month behind schedule because of the long winter.

It's not alone - many farms in Northeastern Wisconsin are off to a late start.

"We have two thirds of our vegetables planted and the ones we have in are three to four weeks behind," said Brian Gronski, a farmer at Groche Organic Farms, which grows vegetables and herbs. "Because we've had cold evenings and haven't had sun, the plants aren't growing. They're just surviving." ...

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