It was sealed with a kiss. Summer finally left us with a last lovely smacker of September sunshine – kindly acted out below by Adrian Conway and Marzena.
As summer edges into autumn, it's a terrific time to enjoy both classic produce and some more unusual nuggets.
The recent scorching weather means early trips to market are a cool and tranquil start to the day, long before the towering cranes nearby swing into action …
Biggest surprise of The World Cup? "That it wasn't so hot. I thought I'd be wearing t-shirts and shorts," says Terry, who I bumped into shopping on the Buyer's Walk.
What does the Market have in common with Robbie Williams, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss? They are all forty years old, apparently.
It's all systems go. Asparagus is flooding in from all over – more on this prize crop later …
It was a shock to walk down the Buyer's Walk this month. Spring brings a sudden lift in atmosphere. There's a lovely buzz of anticipation as the produce starts to roll in.
It's been the wettest winter since records began, but that's not dented the spirits of grocers like Barry Wadsworth.
It's hard to feel romantic after this month's rain and gales. Aside from pallets of strawberries, you won't find much evidence of Valentine's Day here.
So why do oranges blush? Don't worry – this is not a joke from a Christmas cracker.