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Local farmers battle weather, price hikes, shortages to produce sweet corn this summer

Rita Firestone and her grandson Jake Porch, at The Original Firestone’s Farm in Unity, have had challenges growing this year’s crop, as have other farmers in the area.

For Rita Firestone, growing, harvesting and selling sweet corn has been an integral part of her life ever since she and her late husband started The Original Firestone’s sweet corn stand 52 years ago along Route 30 in Unity.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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