Cold snap may cause price jump at grocery checkouts

Connecticut farmers remain optimistic about fruit crops, despite a cold snap that is threatening to cause a shortage. Easton farmer Irv Silverman says trees that blossom in early spring are at risk for

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2007, 12:38 AM

Updated 6,256 days ago

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Cold snap may cause price jump at grocery checkouts
Connecticut farmers remain optimistic about fruit crops, despite a cold snap that is threatening to cause a shortage.
Easton farmer Irv Silverman says trees that blossom in early spring are at risk for freezing over and not producing fruit during a dramatic temperature drop. Farmers in the South are currently facing that problem. Silverman warns that many shoppers would see a jump in price if peach and other fruit crops freeze in that region.
Farmers say since Northeast crops are just beginning to bud, they will survive a dip in the mercury.


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