Seasonal fruits and vegetables to eat in March

Eating seasonal, cooking for the climate

This page shows which vegetables and fruits to eat 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 like pumpkin, kale and Brussels sprouts.

Which fruits and vegetables to buy in March

Last chance

Almost out of season



miner's lettuce (winterpostelein)

Miner's lettuce



Brussels sprouts

Brussel sprouts

chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage



savoy cabbage

Savoy cabbage





lamb's lettuce

Lamb's lettuce

Great from storage

These products you can store and enjoy for a while longer

red cabbage

Red cabbage



white cabbage

White cabbage











Prime Time

When they're harvested and at their best!



Starting now

Coming into season





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

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

Want a physical reminder of fruits and vegetables in March?

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


What to make with fruits and vegetables in March?

Knowing what's in season is only half the job. Of course you also want to know what to actually make with these seasonal vegetables. In our seasonal calendar, we show four recipes for each month. 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

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 being available always. Almost the only thing that we still have is 'pumpkin season' for Halloween 🎃

Who even knew anymore that spring-onions are not really 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 choosing to make concious choices when shopping instead of going for convenience, you can already make a difference.

And as 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, kales 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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