“Area farmers buoyed by bounty” – Lowell Sun

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Last year, farmers faced the opposite problem as they struggled to keep their fields from becoming cracked, dry and dusty under the strain of drought.

 

David Dumaresq, owner of Brox Farm in Dracut, said he was hit hard by last year’s drought and was forced to continually drain his ponds just to provide enough water to his fields.

 

“Last year was one of the worst droughts I’ve ever seen,” said Dumaresq, who grew up farming and has owned his farm for 13 years.

 

This year, he’s hopeful and happy with his early harvest, which includes strawberries, spinach, garlic scapes, lettuce, kale, beets and radishes.

Read the full article from the Lowell Sun.