Wednesday night's dip in temeratures could have been a disaster for Sammamish Valley farm, and staff not worked quickly to cover tender tomatoe plants in the greenhouse.
"A farmer needs to be prepared for anything," said Thomas. "Whenever the forecast is for 42 degrees or below we worry, as we are in a frost pocket here where the air can be as much as 10 degrees colder than just across the highway. The good news is the tomatoes are OK, and all our field crops are covered when we plant them, so they'll be alright except maybe the bush beans which are very sensitive to frost."
Thomas said according to her records "of 26 years of farming here, our latest recorded frost was May 30th, and our earliest fall frost was Labor Day."