Consumer demand is driving farmers to grow and sell more produce, even as the days grow shorter and colder.

It's the day before Thanksgiving at Walker Farm in Dummerston; the final day of the season and the employees are saying goodbye to their regular customers.

This used to be the time of year farm co-owner Jack Manix would be winding down, and looking forward to at least a month or two away from the long days of farm labor.

But Manix says a growing interest in local food, and advances in technology and storage techniques, have allowed him to extend the year at Walker Farm.

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