Lezlie Sterling/ lsterling@sacbee.com

An orange tree is covered in icicles at Foothill Organic Growers in Newcastle on Dec. 6, 2013. Despite freezing cold weather and eight nights below 32 degrees, local farmers say their citrus trees and fruit pretty much survived the frost scare. They’ll celebrate the mandarin crop Dec. 21 and 22 during Orchard Days, hosted by the Mountain Mandarin Growers Association.

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