It’s the month when, in many places, the end of summer and the start of school collide. Stores display backpacks and jackets while farm stands are heaped up with sweet corn and ripe tomatoes. Take heart—there are still plenty of days for wearing flip-flops and toasting marshmallows over campfires. You’ll notice the food holidays this month cleave mostly to the “summer” side, not the “end of summer” one (that’s the enemy!) Plenty of days dedicated to the consumption of frozen desserts and cold beverages are here to allay your seasonal melancholy.
Sara Bir is Paste’s contributing food editor. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Sausagetarian.