Tuesday, March 01, 2005

What's In Season - March

Local seasonal foods are tastier, fresher and more nutritious. Why? It’s because the produce has been harvested in the last fews days and has only travelled a short distance to market. This means less packaging, processing and refrigeration. All good for the environment (no flying in food from all corners of the planet)and your health.

Here is a list of fruits and veggies that are in season for March:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Grapefruit
  • Greens
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce (leaf and head)
  • Oranges
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Rhubarb
  • Shallots

Great all year:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts

Note: If you live in and area with favorable growing conditions, many of these vegetables are available to you throughout the seasons.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

thanks for the post. This was helpful, as I'm writing an article on foods in season in March..now to find a recipe with some of these.