The consistently warm weather has local crops growing weeks ahead of their usual schedule, with local farmers now almost six weeks ahead of schedule.

John Mason of Mason Farms says he started picking corn in June, something he's never done in his lifetime in farming.

Likewise, blueberries are already being harvested, and strawberries were ready before memorial day, another first at his West County farm.

Mason says it's too soon to say if the weather will result in larger yields than usual or if crops will just be earlier, and he says he's not sure why this year's growing season has been so abnormal.