Eggplant loves hot temperatures, and typically becomes available in Maine in August. Look for firm, shiny fruits. They come in many shapes and sizes, and can be quite beautiful! Farmers’ markets are a great source for a variety of eggplants. Slice them to cook on the grill, or add one to our favorite ratatouille recipe. Store eggplants well wrapped in the fridge, in a plastic container or bag, and they will keep for a week or more.