Mid-Atlantic vegetable and fruit harvests were off to a slow start due to a regional cold spell early in the growing season, but harvest is coming back strong, says area farmers. The Mid-Atlantic region officially includes Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as parts of New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. Signature crops in this area include asparagus, squash, spinach, blueberries, cranberries, bell peppers, peaches, tomatoes and snap peas to name a few. Current industry concerns are much like traditional row crop farmers — labor shortages and shipping costs. The production and value of the mid-Atlantic vegetable and fruit crops are outlines in USDA’s 2020 Agriculture Overview. Get a snapshot of 2020’s harvest numbers.