Strawberries, earlier than I have ever seen them, were plentiful at today's opening day of the Countryside Conservancy's Farmers Market in Akron's Highland Square.
There was so much to eat, to buy and to look at -- all fresh, local and green (and red and purple).
Beets and garlic scapes were everywhere, as were greens of all shapes and sizes. The offerings felt more like mid-June to early July, thanks to the warm weather we've been having.
There was kale, chard, salad greens of all varieties, Japanese turnips, goat cheese, bread, pastries, grass-fed beef, soap, herbs, honey. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
Oh, and Chef Johnny Schulze had his Zydeco Bistro food truck parked there too.
Saw some friends and made some new ones, including Eileen Moats, owner of Stagecoach Antiques, who didn't seem to mind in the slightest that I like to call her shop "the dish store," as it feeds my addicition to antique china.
I left with beets, French bread, and croissants, one of which did not make it back to the office.
Thank you Sally Ohle, owner of Summit Croissants and baker extraordinaire, for the nourishment.