It certainly feels like the beginning of September, doesn’t it? The nights are getting colder, the days shorter. The first mums have already been delivered and are standing guard outside the grocery stores. The kids are going back to school any day now. In preparation for winter, firewood is being stacked in the yard. The early apples like Ginger Gold have been at the farmers’ markets for several weeks now. Local sweet corn is coming down in price even as vegetables from afar are becoming more expensive.