What’s In Season For March?

March 7th, 2017 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on What’s In Season For March?)

March Begins to mark the coming of spring.  A time of year where the world seems to come alive again.

The green begins to peek through the white overcoat, and the birds become more plentiful.  The aroma of the air begins to shift, and we become impatient awaiting spring’s arrival.

March makes way for the Irish Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Where there is no shortage of the color green, to remind us of frolicking in the supple grass.  We begin to hear more of

the patter of young feet hitting the now barren pavement.  The sounds of joyous yelps and screams begin to fill the air, and, where walking the family pet,  is beginning to seem like a worthy past time.

Although the chill of winter still sets upon us, as mother nature cannot quite seem to make up her mind, on what season we should be in.  Where comfort food still reigns over us

and invites us to sit by a cozy fire, possibly curl up with a good book and spend some much needed time with family and friends.

A time where family gatherings are still littered with bulky, warm sweaters and slippers gently gliding across the floor.

We often wonder what is in season, and how can we prepare these foods differently from the usual steaming or boiling?

Here are some new ideas, or perhaps some new twists to old ideas for preparing in season fruits and veggies in March.

 

Some delicious foods are available in March, some that have become old family favorites, and some that hold old family secrets.  Among the available (in season) fruits and vegetables, carrots are already

well known to us all.  It may seem hard these days to come up with some more creative ways to both prepare and serve these foods, yet we may just find a gem within our old family recipes,

or a new way to make something with a search of the internet, or delving into those cookbooks sitting in the corner of the kitchen, or on a slightly dusty shelf,  somewhere in our homes.

Some other wonderfully delicious and healthy veggies also share a season in March;

  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber (greenhouse)
  • Lettuce (greenhouse)
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions (cooking)
  • Onions (red)
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers (greenhouse)
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabaga
  • Sprouts
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes (greenhouse)

The in-season fruits of March’s labors;

  • Rhubarb
  • Apples