Enjoy the last few days of summer (even though it is fall) before the cooler weather comes in. We have four Mondays left at FirstHealth and three Saturdays at the downtown Southern Pines market. The Thursday market next to the Armory will be open all year on Thursday. Winter produce is beginning to appear at the market with butternut squash, kale, and Swiss chard. Lettuces are plentiful as are greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers. Microgreens are back on schedule.Prepared foods, delicious breads and desserts, and condiments such as pickled okra, jams and jellies are available at each market. Remember that we donate to the Backpack Pal program that provides weekend snacks for hungry children. They are appreciative of every penny donated!