It’s April and it’s time to turn over some soil. I’ll confess that I eat my share of cellophane wrapped foods, but as a family, we are trying our best to improve our habits. Having a garden really isn’t very difficult. Seeds seem to just do their thing once you put them in the ground. Just remember to keep things simple and find your niche. In my limited experience, growing squash is easy…just be ready to eat lots of it. Watermelon is incredibly rewarding and cukes please all. But if you don’t have a green thumb, you can visit our local farms. Some are already brimming with products that are ready to eat. Now because of CSA, you can get your milk from Deerfield, and lettuce from Starlight Gardens in scheduled programs. Luckily, throughout the season a short walk brings us to Lyman Orchard where we can pick our own fruits. While the perks to shopping locally are obvious, there's something to be said for the way it makes you feel. When you hear, "You are what you eat", you don't mind the phrase if you eat what you know. Here are some pictures all taken locally of healthy offerings.