Work is really taking a toll on me lately, so I am extremely grateful for weekends, especially long ones. Fall is definitely in the air, and along with the changing leaves, I’m looking forward to eventually enjoying all sorts of local, seasonal produce. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a relatively new homeowner and our first full summer in our home afforded us the opportunity to plant our own vegetable garden. In addition to herbs, we managed to grow green peppers, a few varieties of tomatoes as well as jalapeños. The latter are a personal favourite. One of the great things I’ve discovered about gardening is that people are more than willing to barter. My aunt traded us some tomatoes, red and cayenne peppers, while our neighbour generously brought over raspberries! Too bad whatever critter’s been enjoying our grape tomatoes hasn’t left anything for us in return. With relatively warm weather on the horizon, and fresh food in mind, I’ll definitely be visiting the local Farmer’s Market at the Square this weekend. In case you’re in the area tomorrow, be sure to check out Fare on the Square, featuring chef Jamie Kennedy, unique samples from twelve local restaurants, music from Boru’s Harp, and a bonus Movie in the Square showing Ratatouille. Delicious!