What’s In Season Now: March Edition

It’s been a while since anything that grows in the dirt has been in-season here. It’s been a while, as a matter of fact, since anyone has even seen the dirt here. This past winter has been long and cold for many northerners — and cold for many southerners, too — so it really was with unspeakable joy that I picked up the “pen” to write March’s edition of What’s In Season Now. Truly, unspeakable.

March isn’t spring here yet, but it is the unofficial beginning to the transition between it and winter. It is a month of hope, of melting snow and renewed vigor for life. It’s a month when anything is possible and the whole growing season is before us. The countdown begins; less than two months until rhubarb and asparagus, less than three until strawberries. The pantry stocks may be dwindling and we may be growing quickly weary of the pasta, potatoes and beans that make up so much of the basis of meals these days, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is the prospect of bountiful harvest just there at the tip of our grasp. It’s coming.

In the meantime, cold season veggies should be cropping up as the farmer’s markets near you as they open up for the season. Be on the look-out for:

  • Greens – Spinach, Lettuces, Chard, Kale, Collards and more.
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Rhubarb
  • Meats & Dairy – Products ‘on the hoof’ are never out of season.
  • Potatoes – Sweet and white, depending on your location.
  • Apples – Not necessarily ‘in-season’ but they store well so last fall’s harvest may still be available from some suppliers in your area.
  • Onions
  • And more…

Of course, you may also want to check out last year’s March Edition of What’s In Season Now and if you’re not sure where to find a farmer’s market near you, you can always depend on Local Harvest for help. And for newbies and seasoned shoppers alike the farmer’s market shopping guide that was featured right here at Try Handmade may also be a great resource! Happy shopping and happy spring!

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Comments

  1. says

    You’re teasing me. We don’t get the snow here in Vancouver, but it’s forever gray and cold and wet. Spring and the thought of gray, warmer and wet is sort of making me happy…ish
    The reminder of fresh new veggies does make me happy though, so thanks for that.

  2. says

    we’re still covered in snow here – several feet where it’s piled up. one of the biggest piles being on top of my herb garden, where the first signs of green (chives and oregano) show up. so that’s really not fair! BUT i am officially starting seeds tomorrow. so will still be getting my hands dirty.

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