WICHITA, Kan. -

About 30 vendors packed the Old Town Marketplace Saturday morning for the first Farmers' Market of the spring season.

While there were plenty of vendors, and even more shoppers, the selection of produce at the market Saturday was smaller than normal. Organizers said that is largely because much of the produce isn't in season yet.

"A lot of it is season, we have a lot of our lettuces and onions and things like that," said Ashley Randleas, Saturday morning Market Manager. "As we get further into the summer, you're going to start seeing a lot of cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, all of that will pick up."

Only two produce vendors were on hand for the first market of the season. Cha Her has been bringing his produce to the Farmers' Market for three years. He says the weather has made it tough for farmers and gardeners to continue growing as much produce as they normally do.

"This is very small, this is my first day here today," he said. "Like brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, something like that that needs a lot of water. I don't know if we can get a lot of that this year."

"The drought affects what is being grown, obviously and how much they can bring and all of that," added Randleas.

Her said he's had to use a lot more water to continue growing, but even so, he hasn't increased his prices at the  market. Despite the difficulty, organizers said they'll still have plenty of produce as the season progresses. Plus, they still have plenty of other local food options including eggs, specialty meats and baked goods.

"This market has been down here for years and it just keep getting better so it's definitely continuing to go," said Randleas.

The Old Town Farmers' Market will be open every Saturday morning from 7:00 a.m. through noon, now through early October.