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Ginny Xiong and her nephew Tyler Xiong staff the family vegetable stand. The family farms 12 and a half acres in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Ginny said her mother does most of the field work. She said they've had a little too much rain this year, but all of the crops are about two weeks early because of the warm weather. Photos by Randy Hanson

Farmer's Market is off to an early start

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The Thursday morning farmer's market at Plaza 94 shopping center on Coulee Road is in full swing.

Growers report that crops are about two weeks ahead of schedule due to the warm weather and plentiful rain.


More than just vegetables are available at the market. Last Thursday morning, vendors were also selling baked goods, beef, chicken, honey and potted perennials.

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