I’m not sure what happened to July and August, but suddenly I find myself at the eve of Labor Day weekend, with fall just a few short weeks away. How does time move so quickly? The zinnias and marigolds bordering my garden have come into full bloom, adding bright color to mornings that seem just a touch too cool yet. After all, we still have three more weeks of summer.

I harvested a tub of tomatoes this morning, both Amish Paste (great for fresh salsa, cooking, or canning) and Aunt Glee’s Big Pink Tomatoes. The latter come from seed passed down from my own great-great aunt, and they tend to be huge and perfect for slicing. Put them on your Labor Day burgers or just slap a slice between two pieces of bread slathered with mayo – either way, they burst with flavor.

You can also find fresh rosemary at the Broadway Community Market tomorrow, along with a recipe for rosemary scones, as well as green onions for picnic salads or sautéing. And don’t forget, every purchase you make at the market enters you into a weekly giveaway and the grand prize drawing!

Next Saturday, our final week of giveaways, is also the Broadway Autumn Festival and Antique Car Show! The market will be open for the entire duration of the event, 9am – 3pm.

See you at the market!