Over the past 10 years, Boston has seen a re-birth of interest in food. Whether it's the opening of a farmers market in your town, the interest chefs have in using and giving recognition to local products on their menus, or the increase in specialty/gourmet food stores, we are seeing an emphasis on seasonal foods and local products. We at Edible Boston want to help support this renaissance. Our publication and website will be a resource for finding out what's new, what's available locally, and an introduction to the people instrumental in bringing about the change. Isn't it time you knew about the farmer at your local farm stand? Although it is called Edible Boston, we include Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, and Norfolk counties, as they are major contributors to our region and the food culture of Boston. How could we talk about seafood in Boston without learning about the fishing industry in Gloucester and Ipswich? Join us in celebrating the abundance of local foods, season by season.