The recent hot and dry weather may make for sweet business at local pools, but what about for farmers and that summertime staple, sweet corn?
Due to the mild winter, farmers said crops are two to three weeks ahead of schedule.
That may sound good in the short run, but unless the weather changes, produce may be scarce for the rest of the season.
Some locally grown peaches aren't as plump as they could be.
"Shouldn't have until the middle of July," said Grant Lazarus, of Lazarus Farm Market.
It's the result, he said, of a warm, wet spring.
Like the peaches and other summertime staples, such as sugarplums, Lazarus said the sweet corn crop could dry up fast.
"If not get rain now, ears are going to get smaller. With the heat, start to get kernels missing on the sweet and field corn," said Lazarus, warning that it could shorten the season and drive up prices.
"This is your critical time to water the corn," said Joel Newhard, of Newhard Farms.
Rain or shine, Newhard said he turns to technology.
"It's called an irrigation reel," he explained
It's the key to saving his crops. The giant water gun runs 24 hours per day, seven days a week, pumping several hundred gallons of water per minute.
"Corn loves the sunshine, so if can supply the water, actually get better tasting sweet corn in a hot, dry year," Newhard said.
The technology may be missing at the Lazarus farm, but so far this season apparently, the taste isn't.
"Been really good, just early," said customer Ann Pietrobon.
The hot and dry weather may also make slim pickings for pumpkins as the crop could be over before Halloween, farmers said.