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Local farmers thankful for rain and cold spell

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While the rain may be slowing down some of our plans it's actually helping some East Texas farmers.

Farmers at the Rose City Farmers Market say the rain and cooler temperatures are helping crops like tomatoes and eggplants stay on the vine longer leading to more fresh crops throughout the summer. 

Because of the favorable weather the Rose City Farmers Market will stay open through November.

"We have a lot of farmers that are planting fall crops for the first time but with this cold snap we're going to go straight from summer into a heavy fall harvest so it's really going to be great," Rose City Farmers Market Director Carmen Sosa said.

Not all farmers are that lucky.

Sellers at the Tyler Farmers Market on Old Bullard say they may have to close early this year because of this cooler and wetter summer.

They say the change in weather is causing their plants to produce half the crop they normally do.


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