Vendors donated more than 2,400 pounds of locally grown produce to help fill the shelves at the Salvation Army's Emergency Food Pantry.
Vendors say while the larger farmers have been struggling through the drought, smaller farmers have been successful this growing season -- especially this last month.
"We are very happy," says Brad Gray, market manager. "Despite the drought, our vendors have had a very productive season. So much of the vendors, we've been able to meet the demands of produce to the customers, which are many, but we've been able to donate large poundages about over 40,000 pounds this season so far."
Growers say they heard the food shelves were running low and they wanted to get in and help out as soon as possible.