ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The combination of an early spring mixed with cold front this week is hurting fruit farmers.

On Thursday Chiles Peach Orchard in Albemarle County in particular is assessing the damage.

The orchard is using wind machines this week to try to keep the frost from settling and hurting the fruit.

Employees will continue using special techniques to protect the peaches until it warms up to suitable temperatures.