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Summer may not be technically over, but now that Labor Day has come and gone and schools are back in session, it kind of feels like it. Early September, however, can be one of the hottest times in Southern California, especially in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Not so good for us, but not bad for the produce at the farmers markets. The Pasadena farmers market, which began in 1984 and is held on Saturdays in Victory Park, seemingly right under the looming San Gabriel mountains, was packed this past weekend, perhaps because of the holidays or maybe just because it was a neighborly way to spend a morning before the temperature hit triple digits. Turn the page for a gallery of what's in season.

Pasadena farmers market; Credit: A. Scattergood

Pasadena farmers market; Credit: A. Scattergood

Heirloom tomatoes at Tamai Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

Heirloom tomatoes at Tamai Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

Summer Lady peaches at Tenerelli Orchards; Credit: A. Scattergood

Summer Lady peaches at Tenerelli Orchards; Credit: A. Scattergood

Santa Rosa plums at Walker Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

Santa Rosa plums at Walker Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

Papaya and Gaya melons at Ha's Apple Farm; Credit: A. Scattergood

Papaya and Gaya melons at Ha's Apple Farm; Credit: A. Scattergood

mint at Tamai Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

mint at Tamai Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

Tamai Farm's Anaheim chiles; Credit: A. Scattergood

Tamai Farm's Anaheim chiles; Credit: A. Scattergood

Walker Farms' brown turkey figs; Credit: A. Scattergood

Walker Farms' brown turkey figs; Credit: A. Scattergood

Blue Lake beans and Italian wax beans at Harry's Berries; Credit: A. Scattergood

Blue Lake beans and Italian wax beans at Harry's Berries; Credit: A. Scattergood

Albion strawberries from Tamai Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

Albion strawberries from Tamai Farms; Credit: A. Scattergood

sliced O'Henry and white peaches at Regier Family Farm; Credit: A. Scattergood

sliced O'Henry and white peaches at Regier Family Farm; Credit: A. Scattergood