Late spring frost devastates crops

KATE CARTWRIGHT OF Shelburne Vineyard shows some of the withered vines at the Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven. A mid-May frost devastated much of the vineyard’s crop, which spans around 22 acres across multiple locations. Independent photo/Steve James

When temperatures dropped below freezing during the early hours of May 18, it not only surprised area residents but also significantly damaged apple, grape and other fruit crops in Addison County and throughout the state. 

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