With a harvest of 1.8 million sprouts in June, the country is still experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, but the country’s farmers are still enjoying a bumper crop.
South Korea has suffered from severe drought for a long time, but now farmers are in a better position to weather the worst.
As the nation braces for the first harvest in decades, the markets have become one of the best-known spots for shoppers, who are taking advantage of the abundant food and produce in the South.
The markets are run by the Sprouts Farmers Market Association, which runs two sprouts farms in Seoul, while another sprouts farm in the northern city of Gwangju hosts a market.
Some farmers are planning to start using their crops as fodder for their livestock and other food products, which are considered a staple in the region.
Many farmers have been using the crop as a livestock feed for several years, said Kim Yoon-seok, who runs the Sprout Farm Association.
The Sprouts farmers are also hoping that the drought will ease, since the crop has been growing for many years.
Farmers use the seeds from the sprout fields and transplant them into a new plant, according to the association.
This creates a second crop that is better able to withstand the extreme heat and drought conditions that have gripped the country in recent months.
The sprouts industry is booming, with sales up 15% in June from a year earlier, according the association’s director.
In June, nearly 1.7 million sprout seeds were sold, up from 1.4 million in May.
The market is a major source of income for many farmers, who can then sell the crops they have grown to the consumers.
This year’s harvest has also been bigger than last year, with 2.8 tonnes of fresh vegetables sold, and 4.2 tonnes of dried and frozen fruits sold.
The country’s government is also offering incentives to help farmers survive the drought.
Farmers who grow sprouts for themselves will receive 5,000 won ($4.70), while farmers who grow them for their families will get 1,500 won ($1.40).
The government also has set up a special program to help the farmers, which will cover up to 50% of the cost of the sprouting season.
But the market is not without its drawbacks.
The market attracts shoppers who are not used to shopping in stores, and some shoppers have even become suspicious when shoppers enter the market.