August at our local farmers markets is a month of lusty fruit and veg abundance. Everything is exploding with color, texture, and taste. August feels like the culmination of the entire year, and September the big exhale before it all starts it’s cycle over again. The tip-top of summer can feel oppressive, usually hot and uncomfortable, but what August produces is stunning and lovely and worth all the fans purchased in haste. With the autumn crops comes the endless romance of fall and crisp mornings and evenings with apples and pumpkins and spice tickling the air – but August is still submerged in sticky and sweet summer-y goodness.
A look at July’s farmers market HERE.
So, here is August at the Lane County Farmers Market in Eugene, Oregon on a Saturday:
The abundance of summer fruit and veg ALWAYS makes me want to take a page or two from this book: