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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.

Fruits and vegetables that are in season in March.

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.

Table of Contents
  1. What’s in season in March?
  2. The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Eat in March
  3. Tropical and Citrus Fruit Recipes
  4. Cruciferous Vegetable Recipes
  5. Leafy Green and Early Spring Vegetable Recipes
  6. Root Vegetable Recipes

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.

FruitsVegetables
Blood orangesArtichokes
GrapefruitAsparagus
KiwiBroccoli
KumquatsBrussels sprouts
LemonsCauliflower
LimesLeeks
MandarinsParsnips
OrangesRadishes
PineappleRutabagas
TangerinesSpring greens
TangelosTurnips

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.

Hawaiian Fried Rice
Hawaiian Fried Rice is neither Hawaiian nor Chinese, but it's definitely delicious! Salty ham and sweet pineapple make an addictive combination, and dinner is done in 20 minutes or less.
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A skillet full of Hawaiian fried rice.
Piña Colada
A classic Piña Colada has pineapple, coconut, and rum blended or shaken with ice until frosty and delicious.
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Two Piña Coladas on a counter.
How to Make Lemonade
Learn how to make Lemonade with just lemons, sugar, water, and ice. It's so easy to make, you'll be sipping it all summer long.
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Lemonade in glasses on a silver platter with yellow and white straws and lemon garnish.
Orange Marmalade
This Orange Marmalade recipe is made with ordinary oranges and lemons, and it’s as unfussy as it is delicious. It follows the "old fashioned" technique of sitting in a pot overnight, and every spoonful will make your morning toast sparkle.
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3 jars of homemade orange marmalade.

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
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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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon in a gray dish.
Cauliflower Buffalo Dip
Cauliflower rice for the win! This 10-minute appetizer recipe for Cauliflower Buffalo Dip is a hot, cheesy, and delicious vegetarian twist on classic Buffalo wing dip.
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Someone setting down a bowl of cauliflower buffalo dip.
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan
This recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon turns boring broccoli into something crispy and caramelized in 40 minutes or less. Delicious!
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Roasted broccoli on a baking sheet with lemon garnish.

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 fource 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
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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Farro salad with peas and feta on a white plate.
Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing
The perfect Spinach Salad has tender spinach leaves gently wilted with warm bacon dressing. A few pieces of hard-boiled egg complete this simple, satisfying side dish.
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Spinach salad with bacon dressing on a white plate.
Asparagus Salad
This delicious, colorful Asparagus Salad has red peppers, bacon, dried cranberries, and almonds. It’s crunchy, a little sweet, and totally addictive.
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Asparagus salad in a wooden bowl.

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
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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Roasted root vegetables on a baking sheet.
How to Roast Beets
Roasting beets brings out their naturally sweet flavor better than any other cooking technique. It's easy to do and beets are plentiful year round, so you can toss them into your salads or enjoy them on their own.
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A platter of roasted golden beets, sliced and dressed with vinaigrette and fresh dill fronds.
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  1. Is there somewhere on your site one can determine the geographic location that prompts these lists? I shared your post on FaceBook, and my Canadian friend said, “depends on where you’re located, right?”

    Help me answer her?

    1. Hi Patty, your friend is absolutely correct! That’s why I wrote the guide in more general groupings rather than a specific area. My site is focused on the Midwest in the United States, so I’m not too sure what’s in season in Canada. Sorry about that! – Meggan