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Local farms recover from hail damage


Photo by Harry Hildebrandt The lettuce at Kilt Farm was protected from the hailstorm by its shade tent.

The hail storm three weeks ago tore through Niwot, destroying roofing and carpeting the ground in ice. Plants in local gardens were stripped as well as those in nearby farms. Though some crops, like the corn in the fields just east of Niwot, have made excellent recoveries, other patches of ground would be mostly barren if not for the hard work of the farmers who manage them

One such farmer is Michael Moss, of Kilt Farm, just northwest of Niwot. Kilt Farm supplies Niwot, Boulder and Longmont restaurants and grocery stores such as the Niwot Market, Lucky’s, Treppeda’s, and Wild Standard,...

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