Growers pray for rain

Area growers are praying for a soaking rain to ensure this fall's harvest is bountiful. Dan Bergman, owner Bergman Or
Sarah Weber
May 24, 2010

Area growers are praying for a soaking rain to ensure this fall's harvest is bountiful.

Dan Bergman, owner Bergman Orchards in Lakeside-Marblehead, said a rain in early August and his drip irrigation system shielded the farm from the dry weather. But he said farms to the south are suffering.

"We're doing OK, but we are desperate for some precipitation," said Bill Gammie, owner of Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights.