In 1964 on this date there was a string of frosty mornings with some snow falling in the Fraser Valley. In 1986, around this time it was sleeting in Vancouver. This morning there is fresh snow on all the local ski areas (although most are closed) and snow warnings out for the mountain passes. Some years are just cold – including a few years in Vancouver over the last 100 years when there was actually no summer, just cool and rainy. And in those years, as with this one, local crops are going to come slowly. Last year was the opposite – we had BC Cherries on our price list last May long weekend and blueberries in very early June. Not this year. Even with hot weather on the way, it will take weeks and weeks for early plantings to catch up.