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Summer Heat Causes Problems For Farmer's Market

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Rain or shine, Yakima's Farmer's Market always goes on.

Last weekend it was raining, and this weekend it is sweltering, and that is a mixed bag for farmers.

Vendors tell us the heat is bad for some produce. 

Lettuce, asparagus, and some beans can rot or dry out with high temperatures, while things like zucchini, dried beans and carrots thrive when it is warm. 

Vendors also say extreme weather makes for sparsely attended markets.

However, Sunday's market was full of people braving the heat to get some fresh produce and enjoy this hot start to the summer.

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