From bell peppers and cabbage to snap peas and strawberries, get ready to enjoy the best of the season. When you eat by the season, not only does it taste better, but it’s more nutritious and you’re helping to support the local farmers. It also gives you a chance to do a little experimenting in the kitchen with foods that you might not be too familiar with — and we’re always up for trying something new.

Do you have a favorite way to use these seasonal ingredients that are fresh in March? Let us know your secrets in the comments.

Here’s our guide what’s local and fresh in March  

Bell Pepper | Broccoli | Brussels Sprouts | Cabbage | Cantaloupes | Carambola | Carrots | Cauliflower | Celery | Chilies | Collard Greens | Cucumbers | Grapefruit | Eggplant | Endive | Fava Beans | Fennel | Green Beans | Guava | Kale | Leeks | Lettuce |  Mandarins | Melons | Mushroom | Onions | Orange |  Papaya | Peas | Peanut | Pommelos | Potatoes | Radish | Scallions | Snap Pea | Squash | Strawberry | Sweet Corn | Tangerine | Tomatillos | Tomatoes | Zucchini


For those who want to enjoy a regular supply of fresh local produce, why not look into one of the local CSAs? Find a CSA near you.

Here’s what’s fresh in Florida in January, FebruaryApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.