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YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. -- The seasons first frost is forecasted for this week and growers in the Foothills are ready.

"I really hate to see the frost bite but that is part of nature, part of the normal cycle," said Tim Martin with Creek Ridge Farms in Yadkinville.

Martin has been busy in recent days harvesting the last of his summer vegetables before the frost. "Some of the summer things that we all really enjoy like squash, green beans and tomatoes."

The coop season crops like beets, turnips, carrots onions and greens can hold on a little longer until the first hard freeze hits which is typically late November or early December.

Snow is also forecasted in the higher elevations of the mountains for the first time this season. "I'm ready," said Cindy Hobson of Boonville. "I hope we get more this year than last."