|Published:||Dec 14, 2010 11:31 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 14, 2010 8:34 PM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Florida farmers are considering themselves and their crops lucky after what some are calling the earliest area freeze ever.
Collier county farmers at Oakes Farm say only a few of their crops didn't make it through Monday nights temperatures, which at times dipped into the upper-twenties.
Some tomato plants could be seen wilted, while strawberries were frozen in the early morning hours.
Farmers say they will leave their crop covers over the vegetables at least another day, as temps are expected to cause an even worse freeze Tuesday night.
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