Buying local in PA (and other states, too!)

When are apples in season in my area?  How long is asparagus season?  Where can I buy the best local produce?

Pennsylvania residents can use this harvest calendar to determine which fruits and veggies are in season throughout the year.  Check out BuyLocalPA.org to explore farmers' markets, restaurants, wineries and breweries, and food events throughout the state.  There's even a great search tool to find a certain fruit or vegetable within a selected radius of your home.  (Personally, I've been craving Asian pears lately!)  

People in other states should check out FieldToPlate.com for a guide to ripening seasons in your area.  Remember that fresh, local produce tastes best because it's been ripened in a field or greenhouse nearby instead of in a truck en route to its destination.  Local food also uses less energy because it hasn't traveled hundreds or thousands of miles and used up gallons and gallons of gasoline on the journey.  Buy local!