The Bounty of March: A Celebration of British Produce and Nature's Awakening
As the days grow longer and the first signs of spring emerge, March offers an abundance of fresh produce and a vibrant natural landscape in the UK. In this post, we'll explore the delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season during March, along with the natural events that accompany this time of year.
March is a transitional month, as winter gives way to spring and the natural world begins to awaken from its slumber. As the soil starts to warm up, farmers sow seeds in anticipation of the upcoming growing season, and the first spring flowers, such as daffodils and crocuses, bring a burst of colour to the landscape.
In the vegetable garden, leeks and purple sprouting broccoli reach their peak, providing delicious, nutrient-rich options for your dinner table. Rhubarb also comes into season, offering a tart, refreshing taste that's perfect for pies and crumbles.
As you enjoy the bounty of March produce, take a moment to appreciate the natural world around you. The arrival of migrating birds, such as swallows and sand martins, signals the beginning of the breeding season, while frogs and toads emerge from hibernation to lay their eggs in ponds and wetlands.
🍏🥦 WHAT'S IN SEASON? 🧄🥬
Cabbages, cauliflower, kale, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli, spring greens, spring onions, wild garlic
Rhubarb, bramley apple
Remember to bring your organic cotton fruit and vegetable bags when shopping for these seasonal delights, and help preserve the beautiful British countryside for future generations to enjoy and reduce plastic waste.