Don't you just love going out to your neigh-borhood farmers market to purchase local goods and produce? Not only is everything fresh and delicious, you know your picks were lovingly made or harvested by people in your community.
Even though it is wintertime and the fields are frozen until the big thaw, you can still pick a local crop for Christmas -- a musical one.
This year, a veritable cornucopia of styles, with boutique-produced discs and major-label releases to choose from, is available on CD. Talent includes sparkling newcomers and polished journeymen players who have long been honing their craft.