There’s no denying spring is officially on; temperatures are up, and I saw a happy, fat robin the size of a lunchbox the other day. Another sure sign? More outdoor markets popping up to give local farmers and foodies reason to get together and swap pandemic stories. Spokane Parks & Recreation is launching a spring market at Riverfront Park’s Pavilion April 7, and you’ll find food trucks (a rotation of four or five different ones each week, including the likes of Tacos Camargo, Kona Ice and Swell Coffee) and vendors like Side Hustle Syrups, Bombshell Sweets and C.M. Boxer Soapworks selling all manner of goodies. After a year of anything but normal, it’s going to feel pretty good to wander an outdoor market again.
April 7-May 12, Wednesdays from 3-7 pm • Free • Riverfront Park • 507 N. Howard St. • riverfrontspokane.com
— Dan Nailen