While the recent weather (deluge) makes it difficult to remember that it is mere days until the start of summer, there are signs all around that winter is far behind us. The least of which is the plethora of gorgeous fruits and vegetables to be found at local farmer's markets. There are countless reasons why we should all strive to eat both seasonally and locally (check out the links below for more detailed information), but to me the most compelling reason of all is also the simplest: it tastes freakin' fantastic.
So whether you're a tree hugger, a bleeding heart liberal or a glutton (like myself) - do yourself a favor and base your meals around fresh, seasonal foods. Your belly will thank you :)