Whether you grow your own food, or embrace the opportunities to support local producers including farmers’ markets, farm stands, or community supported agriculture shares, there is something special about the taste and experience of local foods. While our growing season may be shorter than some, there is plenty of time to enjoy many fruits and vegetables. Local Foods Week, Aug. 6-13, was designed to increase awareness of those foods grown or produced locally and celebrate everyone who has raised those garden goodies. In addition to enjoying the harvest here and now, it is also the perfect time to consider planting a fall crop of cool season veggies such as radishes, peas, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, and carrots. This is a great way to enjoy the harvest into the fall and maybe even into the winter with some protection. Temperatures will soon migrate down and hopefully Mother Nature will pump up the moisture — just not too much at once — making ideal growing conditions for a fall garden. For useful information on fall and other edible gardening, go to lucas.osu.edu/vegetable-gardening.