Ask any of us who work in and around The Test Kitchen, and we'll tell you we're passionate about local food. Some of us plant vegetable gardens, some visit farmer's markets, and some buy a share in a local farm. But no matter where we get our produce, we all enjoy the fleeting pleasure of fresh crisp greens, juicy peaches and luscious tomatoes, grown in our own backyards. Nothing tastes so good as produce that's fully ripe and fresh from the earth. So this summer we're celebrating this love affair with a new series of posts. Every Friday, we'll share our adventures in growing, discovering, eating and enjoying the pleasures of local foods. We'll let you in on everything, from our joys (early strawberries) to our frustrations (weeds, weeds, everywhere!). We'll share some of our favourite recipes and help you enjoy the bounty nurtured by farmers and backyard gardeners across this beautiful country. Tune in tomorrow!