The farmers market here in Greenwich is making its transition into the fall with the season's latest fruits and vegetables, and although berries and peaches will soon be out of season, costumers are looking forward to what's in store for the fall.
"Just the warmer, more 'rooty' vegetables, you can make into so many savory and these days sweet things as well," said Stamford resident Diana Andrews.
"I like to come in the fall," said Greenwich resident Sharon Lemler. "I like to get the winter squash and pumpkins if they have it."
The Greenwich farmers market off exit 3 on I-95 will continue to offer in season organic produce in the Arch Street parking lot until Thanksgiving weekend.
"You probably got three more weeks of peaches and that will be it," said Peter Teveris of Woodland Farm in South Glastonbury, Conn.
"It starts to bring in some of the winter squashes, so the acorn, and the buttercup and the butternut and spaghetti squash and we'll also be bringing in a new flush of cool season crops," said Trish Safner of Oxen Hill Farm, in Suffield, Conn. "That would be the lettuces, the spinaches, the arugula, and radishes and turnips."
The farmers market brings together nearly 18 different vendors from around the state. Currently the market is supplying a large variety of tomatoes.
"Tomatoes are really big now because they're just coming out of the hot house now from the farm, so the price is always a bit lower," said Taylor Garland of Riverbank Farms, Roxbury Conn.
"We do about 50 different varieties of both conventional and heirloom varieties of tomatoes," said Trish Safner from Oxen Hill Farm, in Suffield, Conn.
Farmers say they're hoping for a warmer fall season.
"Last fall we had a very lengthly, warm fall season, we were able to continue with peppers and tomatoes and we may be able to do that again this year if the weather warrants it," said Safner.
"What I have is mostly apple, fall apples," said Teveris.
"The potatoes are going to get bigger and we're going to make more volume of them," said Garland.
The Greenwich Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on vendors visit www.greenwichfarmersmarketct.com