Farmers Market Focus: Dymond’s Farm has been a staple at Pittston City Farmers Market for 25 years

Staff reports | September 2nd, 2016 11:13 am

Dymond’s Farm on Brace Road in Franklin Township, owned by Tim and Ted Dymond, has been harvesting fruits and vegetables since 1954. For the past 25 years, the farm has been coming to the Pittston City Farmers Market.

Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature a vendor from the market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday.

Question: What do you grow?

Dymond’s Farm: We grow tomatoes, corn, strawberries, apples, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, onions, beans, cole crops pumpkins, squash, peppers, potatoes and melons.

Q: When in the year does your planting process start?

DF: We start in the end of March.

Q: What is the best part of being a farmer?

DF: Producing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Q: What is the hardest obstacle of farming?

DF: Weather, animals and pests.

Q: Was there a specific year, moment or event that was especially difficult?

DF: Yes, every year. It’s hard to get through animals, pests and to find help.

Q: How did the weather affect your crops this year?

DF: There was a lack of rain and a cold spring.

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Farmers market coordinator Mary Angelella contributed to this report. Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or email