The summer’s selection hasn’t been as bountiful this year at Stout’s Melody Acres.
Red, green and orange peppers, usually bigger than a fist, are a bit punier than in years past. The few ears of corn don’t have the robust size and fully developed kernels that Indiana is known for.
Even the hot chili peppers haven’t been able to take the heat.
“Folks want some nice-sized produce, but that’s just not what we have because of this drought,” owner Randy Stout said. “Everybody is understanding. They know we’re in this drought, and a lot of people are surprised we have anything at all.”