The topsy-turvy 2014 North Carolina growing season came to an almost-complete end the first weekend in November, when many crop-producing areas experienced a killing frost that brought an end to growth in the field.
The end came later than expected. Over the past century, the first killing frost in North Carolina has usually fallen somewhere close to the beginning of the North Carolina State Fair, in the third week of October. In fact, North Carolina farmers have traditionally regarded the fair as celebration of the end of the harvest season. Continue reading