More than most years, I’m really looking forward to spring this time around. It was a long winter, with snow on the ground for most of February. I started a new job and am starting to feel like I’m getting into the routine of that. And I’m just all-around ready for a bit warmer weather, driving with the top down, getting some sun on my face.
Along with all that, spring also brings back farmers markets to SW Ohio. Some start up in April, others May, but just about all of the local markets will be going by early June. Last year, I wasn’t on a project, so I had time to go to different farmers markets each week; being busier this year means I have to plan better. I do know that Thursdays will bring Centerville’s market, and Sugar Creek has one on Fridays (that opens a bit later, too). I’m ready for locally grown, in season fruits and veggies!
Along with the farmers markets, though, I’m again working in downtown Dayton. I haven’t been downtown much in over 10 years… I’m hoping that warmer weather also brings out street vendors on the Square. I used to walk the 2 blocks over there all the time, and I hope to have the chance to do so again. It was one of the best parts of working downtown!
The only thing about street vendors is that I can’t help but wonder about the food safety aspect of it… What do you think? Do you support street vendors or avoid them? What’s your favorite food thing about spring?