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Cabbage Growers Race To Beat the Expected Hard Freeze

Cabbage pickers near Hastings quickly work to bring in the crop before the expected hard freeze on Monday.
Cabbage pickers quickly work to bring in the crop before the expected hard freeze on Monday.

With record-breaking temperatures expected in Florida, cabbage pickers between Hastings and Palatka were busy today trying to harvest the latest crop.

Today’s scene was very similar to 2011 when cabbage growers also faced the risk of losing their winter crop to a hard freeze. Click on my archive story below to watch the process of cutting the cabbage and packaging it up for transport across the country.

Vegetable growers in North Central Florida scramble to get their crops to market during a January, 2011 freeze.

Vegetable growers scramble during this week’s freezing weather (01/14/2011)

Aired on WUFT on January 14th, 2011

The frigid winter weather in North Central Florida has kept farmers busy this past week. As Donna Green-Townsend reports, vegetable growers in Putnam County were scrambling to get their crops to market before the freezing temperatures could hurt their profit margins.

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Vegetable growers in North Central Florida scramble to get their crops to market during a January, 2011 freeze.