ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The heat wave continues and it's not just taking a toll on us, it's having an impact on some crops.
Depending on the irrigation systems farmers have or don't have, many crops do not seem to be germinating quite yet. The heat is drying the ground out, so keeping the plants filled with moisture will get them booming.
This is the second week the farmer's market was at the HyVee parking lot in northwest Rochester.
It's a good place to get a quick snapshot of how this heat may be affecting the yields.
"Right now, raspberries are in season," says Plainview farmer Ben Timm, "Beets, head lettuces, potatoes are starting... Green beans are starting. Won't be long we'll have sweet corn. So after that we'll be getting into tomatoes."
Timm says sweet corn is still 2-3 weeks away for him.
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