It’s finally April, and things are looking up here in Medina County. The sun is shining (in between the gloomy days, of course), warmth is returning to the region, and summer fun is starting to feel more like a distant reality than a cabin fever-induced day dream.

I don’t know about you, but this time of year always has me thinking about local produce. Around April, I always start craving strawberries and begin eagerly anticipating the opportunity to pick local fruits and berries. I’m not the only one — with local markets in the very near future, locals are getting excited. In this issue, you’ll find the best places to purchase local produce, tips on how to grow your own, and more ways to welcome in spring.

We’re in for a gorgeous season, and summer is just around the corner. Keep in touch, and be sure to share your warm weather adventures with us on Facebook!