More and more people are trying to eat more healthy and sustainable food. In the UK, we are lucky that we can grow amazing fruit and vegetables, but not everything is readily available at all times of the year.
Spring is starting this month, so what fruit and vegetables are in season in March? Right now, there is little in season, as we are currently in the ‘Hungry Gap’. This is the period in spring when there is very little to harvest, as most fresh produce at this time of year does not tend to be ready to harvest until May at the earliest.
But that does not mean there is no choice! In March, the following are in season: rhubarb, carrots, radishes, artichokes, beetroots, cabbages, kale, parsnips, rocket, spinach, spring greens and spring onions.
In the UK, spring runs between March and May, which means that in a few months more fresh produce will be ready to harvest, such as: asparagus, lettuce, peas and peppers.
For now, why not make use of the fresh produce in season, such as carrots? You can enjoy them in soups, side dishes, boil them or roast them, and of course, in a delicious carrot cake.
M&P Engineering has been manufacturing food production, preparation, and filling equipment for over 50 years. We have supplied equipment to major food manufacturers all over the world and are proud of our customer service.
Our Carousel Grid Cutting machine is our most versatile machine. It cuts fruit and vegetables into fries, batons, wedges, petals, and slices. It can produce up to 4,800 pieces per hour and allows for a simple and fast changeover of tools. See it in action here.
Another one of M&P’s machines is the Radish Top & Tailer, which can work with up to 100 radishes per minute. It tops and tails radishes of all different sizes and shapes and provides a continuous operation with its manual adjustment of top and tail knives.
We also manufacture the world-famous Large Onion Peeling machine, which is our most popular piece of equipment. It tops and tails the onions and also removes the skin using air so no waste slurry is produced. See it in action here.