A longitudinal study
First confirmed ice cream van of 2021 was, for a remarkable third year in a row, Tony’s Ices on Grove Avenue at 16:52 on the 8th of March. No customers, despite the lovely sunny weather, but would you buy from a bloke without a mask on at this particular point in human history?
8th March sits bang in the middle of the arrival curve, strengthing the second week of March as the ideal time to start hunting out that first van of spring.
The full ice cream van data is available as a spreadsheet.