Spring Is In the Air!

In the United States, March 20 marks the vernal equinox, aka the first day of springtime. Whether your winter has been mild or intense, it’s bound to feel invigorating to spot the first blooms coming up out of the ground and feel the warmth of the sun — not to mention leaving work or school while it is still light out!

Here are some tips to start the season with a ‘Spring’ in your step!

Head to the Farmers Market
The green markets are beginning to show more signs of life with more vendors and a wider variety of produce. Take advantage of the new veggies that are beginning to show up at the local farmers markets, such as:

  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Fresh Fava Beans
  • Garlic Scapes and Fresh Herbs

Get Outside
Longer daylight hours and warmer weather are a great reason to head out for a brisk walk or a bike ride. Breathe the fresh air and get the blood pumping!

Plant a Garden
Whether you are planning a full vegetable garden or a few window boxes of fresh herbs, there’s no time like the present. This chart give approximate dates for when you should start your seeds indoors and when to sow them in the garden.

Spring Cleaning
In addition to cleaning up the foods that you eat, try organizing even just one cluttered space. The peace of mind you will get from an efficient, clean space may be helpful in minimizing stress.

Take Time to Smell the Blossoms
Don’t forget to enjoy yourself and find moments to appreciate the season and the gifts of life, health, inspiration and strength.

Happy Spring!