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P-R Photos/Kim Smith Dedam Rob Hastings, farmer at Rivermede in Keene Valley and owner of Rivermede Farm Market, is celebrating a bountiful harvest this year, one year after Irene washed his 2011 crops into the Ausable River. Here, he is standing amid part of the 900 mums grown for sale this fall. Last year, Hastings was left with only two mum plants, the best of which he auctioned off as the "Irene-proof Mum" for $500.