Reading a Chowhound thread about the opening dates of local farmers’ markets got us rather excited to start shopping in a more seasonal and local manner than supermarkets allow. According to the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets, the Dewey Square, Northern Ave Bridge, Union Square and Kendall Square markets will open within the next two weeks, while the Boston City Hall, Copley Square, Central Square and Davis Square markets are all already open. Reports from Chowhound indicate that there’s lettuce, spinach, arugula and rhubarb a-plenty in addition to meats and cheeses. So what are you waiting for? Run down to your local market and pick up the makings for a spinach salad (we like to use baby spinach, warmed mozzarella cheese and a mustard vinaigrette), the easiest pasta dish you’ll ever make (toss linguine with pancetta, garlic, olive oil and baby arugula and top with pecorino) and rhubarb crisp. Make up for your lack of a Memorial Day barbeque by inviting your friends over for a celebration of spring’s bounty (sorry, farmers markets always put us in kind of a Delicious Dish place) this weekend.