Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Hepworth Farms damaged by hail
Allen reports: Most of you know that Amy Hepworth is our most important farmer. Yesterday afternoon severe weather (some hail and 70 mile an hour winds) ripped through her fields. She estimates a potential loss of about $200,000. on tomatoes alone. I'm only reporting this so that you all know a little more about what a local family farm may have to struggle with to survive. I haven't learned about neighboring farms yet, some of whom we deal with as well.