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US (KS): High tunnels allow for year-round harvesting in Scandia

No matter what month it is, no matter how cold it is, it's always green inside high tunnels.

"They allow you to extend the growing season," said Christi Janssen, co-owner of C & C Farms in Scandia. "Typically in our part of Kansas, we wouldn't be able to start tomatoes until early May, but we can get tomatoes in the ground the first of April and allows us to have them a month sooner."

In December, the ground is covered with dozens of varieties of lettuce, spinach, and mustard greens.

"When we started nine years ago, there was, and right now, there's still a really big push for locally grown produce," said Chris Janssen, Christi's husband.

That appetite for fresh food spawned C & C Farms, named for Chris and Christi.

Read more at KSN (Stephanie Bergmann)

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