Seasonal fruits and vegetables to eat in March

Eating seasonal, cooking for the climate

This page shows you which seasonal fruits and vegetables are available in March. It also gives inspiration on what recipes you can make with them. Finally, we explain what impact eating seasonal has on the climate.

March marks the start of Spring. This means it's the last chance to enjoy your favorite winter veggies. The last month to cook with winter produce like pumpkin, kale, and Brussels sprouts.

Want a physical reminder of fruits and vegetables in March?

Our seasonal calendar shows one clear overview of what's in season for each month. Here you see the page with all the seasonal fruits and vegetables in March.

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Which fruits and vegetables to buy in March

Last chance

Almost out of season

celeriac

Celeriac

miner's lettuce (winterpostelein)

Miner's lettuce

pumpkin

Pumpkin

Brussels sprouts

Brussel sprouts

a picture of chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage

Rutabaga

Swede

savoy cabbage

Savoy cabbage

leek

Leek

kale

Kale

lamb's lettuce

Lamb's lettuce

Great from storage

These products you can store and enjoy for a while longer

a picture of a red cabbage

Red cabbage

pear

Pear

white cabbage

White cabbage

parsnip

Parsnip

carrot

Carrot

potato

Potato

beetroot

Beetroot

picture of an apple for an overview of during which months this fruit is best to use

Apple

Prime Time

When they're harvested and at their best!

chicory

Chicory

Starting now

Coming into season

cauliflower

Cauliflower

rapini

Rapini

The following sources were used for the creation of the seasonal calendar:

Natuur&Milieu, Milieu Centraal, Velt, BZFE, British Seasonal Chart.

Hang a pretty overview of in-season ingredients for March in your kitchen!

Our seasonal calendar shows:

  • Products that are almost out of season categorize as last chance.
  • Some products areΒ great from storage for several months.
  • Prime time is when products are harvested and are at their best.
  • Starting now shows you the new arrivals.
to have an overview of seasonal vegetables and fruits nearby in your kitchen, handy when you're cooking

What to make with vegetables and fruits in March?

Knowing what's in season is only half the job. Of course, you also want to know what to make with these seasonal vegetables and fruits. To help you, we made a seasonal calendar. In this calendar are four recipes per month that use seasonal ingredients. This is one of our favorites for March:

Roasted Chicory with Honey

The dream team combination of goat cheese, honey, and walnuts is the perfect balance for the bitter taste of the chicory.

Get 48 seasonal vegetable recipes with our calendar

Scan the QR code on each month to get 4 delicious recipes:

  • Make use of various in-season produce
  • No meat
  • Are filled with natural ingredients and herbs, no mixes or processed stuff
  • Exciting flavors, no standard salads or boring meals
use your phone to scan the QR code at the bottom of each month's page to get access to the recipes. You can also check in which other months you can make these recipes in with the same in-season vegetables and fruits

or shop at local stores in the Netherlands: Oogst in Leiden, Ekoto in Etten-Leur, De Poelboerderij in Wormer, De Gieterij in Wageningen and many more...

Why is it important to eat fruits and vegetables in-season?

We all know vegetables and fruits are most delicious when they're fresh.
But these days you can get anything at any time you want from the supermarket.

We've all gotten used to having a rainbow of produce available always. Almost the only thing that we still have is 'pumpkin season' for Halloween πŸŽƒ

Did you know that spring onions are not actually at their best in spring? They're always in store. So it's not strange that you might not realize this has quite the impact on our climate.

When something does not naturally grow in season, it costs a lot extra to produce it,

  • in a greenhouse 🏭,
  • to freeze it to prolong shelf-life ❄️,
  • or to transport it from somewhere else 🚚.

In other words: convenience is costing us in energy and polution.

spinach seasonal

Luckily, it's easy to make a change. By cooking and eating what's in season and locally available, you can make a difference.

By making conscious choices when shopping instead of going for convenience, you can already make a difference.

And as an added benefit, eating in-season will also help you:

  • appreciate variation in veggies and fruits more. Better enjoy those now!
  • be more in-tune with nature - berries are best in spring and summer, kale and cabbages come when it's cold
  • make it easier to support locally harvested from local farmers
  • often automatically reduce your shopping costs
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