The days are getting shorter and the light is changing, but we’re still making the most of it. This month we head out to the San Juans, to meet a city girl turned jam maker who is preserving the agricultural heritage of Orcas Island, and to visit a Lopez vineyard whose annual grape harvest is a community affair. We take a Sunday drive through the Chehalis River Valley, to learn about some of the farms, restaurants, cheesemakers, and markets in this unsung region of the state. Then, when the weather turns, we’re sipping oolongs and pu’erhs at the Northwest Tea Festival, the nation’s first, now in its eighth year. Along the way we’re learning about some of the fermented foods that are all the rage, visiting Seattle's first kombucha brewery, and as always, sharing seasonal recipes as we slide from summer into fall. We hope you'll join us.