The summer is winding down in the farmers’ market in Harvard Square. Cucumbers are slowing down; tomatoes are also, though at least some will be available until the first frost. Eggplant is going strong, including the skinny japanese variety; unfortunately, the orange and green Turkish kind is gone for the year. Corn is still available, and should be until mid-October. Hot peppers are likewise in, after a late start. Fall vegetables are starting to arrive— broccoli, winter squash, cauliflower, leeks, and greens. In fruit, more apple varieties are coming in, as are the late plums and the end-of-season peaches and nectarines.

So, really, it’s still summer. Tomatoes, basil, corn – what more evidence do you need?