What’s in Season in March

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Discover the best seasonal produce to add to your March menu. This March produce guide will have you thinking spring thanks to seasonal recipes using tropical fruit, leafy greens, root vegetables, and more.


It’s not quite farmers market season in most parts of the country, but the early signs of spring are beginning to sprout. Every fruit and vegetable has a season, and what’s in season in March is a delicious array of versatile staple ingredients.

Since seasonal produce is fresher and more affordable, the March fruits and vegetables here will be a treat for your budget and your taste buds. So for your next round of meal prep or for inspiration for recipes perfect for everything from breakfast to dinner to party time, consider stocking up on these fresh fruits and vegetables during your next supermarket run.

Still have leftover produce from last month? See what’s in season in February.
Looking ahead to next month? Discover what’s in a season in April. 

What’s in season in March?

  • Tropical fruits and citrus: Can’t make a spring break trip a reality this year? Luckily, what’s in season in March can offer a taste of island flair right at home. Pineapple, kiwi, oranges, and tangelos are dreamy in cocktails, smoothies, fruit salads, desserts, and so much more.
  • Cruciferous vegetables: Also known as brassicas, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are versatile and cancer risk-reducing ingredients all in one affordable package. From stews to pastas to some of the trendiest side dishes in America, these vegetables can please even those who claim they’re veggie-averse.
  • Spring greens and “daisy” family vegetables: While it’s the back end of kale and cabbage season, leafy greens like spinach, Swiss chard, and arugula are popping up in early spring. You’ll also find artichokes (which are technically thistles) and tender stems of asparagus.
  • Root vegetables: Oh-so-springy crisp radishes, white-fleshed turnips, pale yellow parsnips, and yellow-orange rutabagas are at their prime in March. Enjoy radishes scooped into butter or dip, or slice and sprinkle them into salads. Try the others in everything from mashes to stews to casseroles and beyond.

The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Eat in March

Consider this your essential produce section shopping list for the month.

Fruits Vegetables
Blood oranges Artichokes
Grapefruit Asparagus
Kiwi Broccoli
Kumquats Brussels sprouts
Lemons Cauliflower
Limes Leeks
Mandarins Parsnips
Oranges Radishes
Pineapple Rutabagas
Tangerines Spring greens
Tangelos Turnips

Tropical and Citrus Fruit Recipes

Get your fresh fruit fix with this collection of seasonal March recipes that star naturally sweet fruits like pineapple, kiwi, and oranges. There are also plenty of lemons, limes, and grapefruit too.

A platter of fresh fruit with fruit dip.


Fruit Platter

Build a Fruit Platter for a fresh appetizer recipe or easy, healthy dessert. Like a sweet cousin of a charcuterie board, this simple fruit snack showcases my best fruit dip recipe.

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Cruciferous Vegetable Recipes

No need to hide the vegetables when they’re this delicious! These easy spring recipes for broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts will have everyone asking for seconds.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon in a gray dish.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

For a flavorful yet easy side dish, try Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Smoky bacon and caramelized onions help this sheet pan vegetable recipe shine.

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Leafy Green and Early Spring Vegetable Recipes

This time of year, hearty spring lettuces such as spinach, arugula, and Swiss chard are popping up in full force The unique vegetable recipes below prove that it’s great for so much more than a side salad (not that there’s anything wrong with those, though!). And don’t miss my asparagus and artichoke recipes, too!

Farro salad with peas and feta on a white plate.


Farro Salad with Peas and Feta

This delicious Farro salad has peas, arugula, feta, and a juicy lemon dressing. It’s light, fresh, and ready in 30 minutes or less! 

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Root Vegetable Recipes

For a snack, side dish, or entree that will please the entire family while cleaning out the crisper drawer, consider these seasonal recipes featuring leeks, parsnips, turnips, radishes, and rutabagas.

Roasted root vegetables on a baking sheet.


Roasted Root Vegetables

This easy Roasted Root Vegetables recipe is the best way to eat the rainbow! The natural sugars in the vegetables caramelize to kid-friendly territory via this sheet pan side dish idea.

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Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her meticulously-tested recipes and detailed tutorials bring confidence and success to home cooks everywhere. Meggan has been featured on NPR, HuffPost, FoxNews, LA Times, and more.

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