Summer is still going on, even after Labor Day, but September and the start of the school year puts the kibosh on the summertime state of being. That’s okay; anyone living in a hot or humid climate is perhaps ready for a respite from balmy weather. Never fear, it’s coming, as are all the delights of the harvest season. And keep the faith: ripe homegrown tomatoes keep going and going, all the way to the end of this month.
Sara Bir is Paste’s contributing food editor. Her favorite thing about September? Foraging for ripe native pawpaws. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Sausagetarian.