The fruits of summer are ceding to those of fall: Concords are in, crabapples very soon, pears, quince, apples; all ripe or soon to be. Summer turned to autumn Thursday, following the preceding week’s beautiful harvest moon.
The weather still holds as gorgeous albeit dry. Just in time for the season change temperatures have dropped, and not far from here frost warnings have been issued.
Fall is bittersweet, as we lose the light and warmth of summer but gain the colors and warm autumnal light; beyond, the cold light of winter, so pristine, so severely beautiful, awaits. But for now we are in the beauty of late September, golden early fall. Summer is a near memory but the light is shifting and it seems faster this time of year. Savoring every ray.
In a fall vein les collines now is offering a zippy Hot Pepper Jelly, made with peppers from Common Hands Farm in Ghent, and Heirloom Tomato Butter, made with heirlooms from the les collines garden, as well as a few from Yonderview Farm in Copake. See our fruits, flavors post to read more about these new flavors.