Maine businesses feeling weight of wet weather

5:54 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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DRESDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- All those days and days of rain have been taking their toll on some Maine businesses.
Landscapers, painters, and many others have lost time and money to the rain. And so have farmers.

At the Goranson Farm in Dresden, they say the strawberry crop has been hit especially hard. This should be prime season for their organic strawberries, but the Goransons say the constant rain has hurt the berries, and forced them to not allow any "pick-your-own" customers this year. The family says they've been able to just get enough berries for the farmers markets.

However, other crops are doing better, and they say if the sun will come out, and stay out, most of those vegetables should do well.

Other businesses are also eager for the sun's return. The Boothbay Country Club is under new ownership this year, and managers says they've made a lot of improvements to both the course and clubhouse facilities. Now, they're waiting for the rainy season to end so the golfers can start playing. And no surprise - they say the wet weather has been really good for growing grass!


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