By LAURA BOHANNON
Capital News Service
LANSING — As the weather continues to fluctuate around the state, farmers are being forced to adapt to changing conditions. Amanda Shreve, the program director for the Michigan Farmers Market Association, said farmers can adapt to virtually any weather condition. She also said that as a result of warmer weather for longer periods throughout the year, farmers markets open earlier in the year and close later than they used to. “We used to have a general farmers market season of July – September, but now we see a lot of markets starting in May and going all the way through October or November,” Shreve said. Some crops come in early as a result of the warmer temperatures, too.