March is the luckiest (and greenest) month of the year, and it's known as the start of the season of spring. Spring is a time of renewal and new starts, and it's the perfect season for indulging in some of the freshest produce around. So…what is in season in March?! Here is a comprehensive March produce guide that will help you to stay inspired while using the freshest ingredients right now!
Since March is a month of seasonal transition from winter to spring, many types of produce are available! You can still catch winter squash in the market, but you can also start to see signs of warmer spring weather with tropical fruits like guava showing up. Of course, you'll also start to see strawberries EVERYWHERE, if you haven't already. March is peak season for this popular berry!
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infographic of what's in season in March
Here's a handy infographic to showcase some of the freshest seasonal produce available in March. Save this image for all your grocery trips this month, or pin it for later!
complete list of fruits & veggies in season in March
Here are two comprehensive lists of fruits and veggies that are in season in March!
what fruit is in season in March:
- Blood Oranges
- Navel Oranges
- Mandarin Oranges
- Passion fruit
what vegetables are in season in March:
- Spring Greens
- Spring Onions
- Swiss Chard
March ingredient spotlight & recipe share
Here’s a focused list of what is in season in March and some links to recipes for inspiration! From main dishes to snacks, March produce is a great way to incorporate fresh, seasonal food into your meals.
It is no coincidence that March is associated with the color green! Spring greens are in peak season during the month of March!
Spring greens are perfect as a base for salads and power bowls! Whether you're opting for a spring mix, spinach, or arugula, March has plenty of options to keep your salad rotations exciting. Try my friend Barbara's Burrata and Orange salad as you celebrate the transition from winter to spring! The peppery arugula serves as a wonderful base for the creamy burrata and sweet oranges.
Strawberry season is peaking during March, and there is no shortage of delicious, inventive strawberry recipes!
If you've been around here for a while, you know how much I love to turn fresh herbs and produce into simple syrups, and this strawberry simple syrup is a great example of how easy it is to incorporate seasonal produce into your beverages! Strawberries are probably the most popular fruit in season in March, and that's for good reason. This versatile fruit is perfect in everything from salads to desserts!
Citrus season is still going strong, and blood oranges are a great option to try in early March!
Blood oranges are one of my favorite citrus varieties. More often than not, when I try to cook with them I end up just eating them whole. They range in color from orange to deep red, and they are slightly more tart than sweeter navel oranges, but my-oh-my...are they tasty! This decadent, yet approachable, Blood Orange Tart from my friend Cheryl over at Bakes by Brown Sugar is enough to make you a fan of blood oranges!
Leeks are part of the onion and garlic family, and they are probably most known when partnered with potatoes in soup form.
But leeks are so much more versatile and deserve more of the spotlight! They have a delicate onion flavor, and they sweeten up so nicely when they're roasted. They're perfect for adding to your side dishes, topping on a pizza, or thrown into a pasta dish.
Avocados are ripe for the picking in March, and if you only think of avocados for guacamole or toast, it's time to spice it up!
Avocados are a go-to salad ingredient for me, especially when paired with citrus. There is no better way to make the most of March's seasonal produce than with Gaby Dalkin's Citrus and Avocado Salad!
So, what’s on your shopping list this month?
Last March, I used leeks for the first time ever (!!!) at the suggestion of my friend, Cynthia. Now, I'm really looking forward to leek season. Strawberry season is also one of my favorite times of the year, I just can't get enough of that sweet floral berry.