It's the time of year again. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the ground is ripe for planting. It's a good chance to check out heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits and even flowers.
If you're more likely to buy your produce than grow it, don't worry. It's also the season for farmers' markets and gardening centers.
Contributor Stacy Tornio shares her list of heirloom plants to brighten up your garden (or salad):