For a splash of colour, it's back to the pink Yorkshire forced rhubarb, Sicilian and Spanish blood oranges and South African stone fruit.
The forced rhubarb has dipped in price, given that the season will wind up this month. (Read our product profile for more on this ingredient). South African stone fruit, including plums and nectarines, is now eating better. From Spain, there's a glorious glut of citrus, such as clementines (including Nordicotts, an excellent late variety), Navel oranges, leafy lemons and kumquats.
Lychees are cheap at this time of year. English apples and pears include Cox, Braeburn, Bramley and Comice.
One of my favourite March vegetables is agretti from Italy. I've recently enjoyed the leaves stirred through a risotto and with a fillet of Sea Bream. Early peas and broad beans are also trickling through.
Also from Italy, don't forget this is a prime time for radicchio, the star of last month's special product profile. I thought I could identify the main varieties by now, but the one below is new on me. It was described as 'flowering radicchio' but if I've got this wrong then I'm all ears - send any thoughts via the Comments box below.
These onions are Italian, too. At first I thought they were the famous Calcots, a favourite in Catalonia, Spain, where they are chargrilled then dipped in a romesco sauce.
For British veg, early Jersey Royals are available. The picture below shows the Mids and Ware grades.
Brassicas, such as the January King cabbage below, are on good form. Hispi from Portugal is also worth a shout.
These gorgeous beets were also tempting.
Continental specialties at this time of year include round courgettes, Violet and Globe artichokes, purple and Romanesco cauliflower, celeriac, ice plant and chervil root. The last three are pictured below.
For a proper off-the-wall veg, how about this jet black corn from Peru?
For wild mushrooms, the winter season is coming to an end. "We're waiting for Spring," says Michael Hyams at The Mushroom Man. "We've had the first bit of morel which heralds the Spring. We've had some from Turkey and also from Tibet." Chanterelle and trompette are all but finished. Girolle keeps going nearly all year, but quality varies. Next up will be St George and Mousseron.
See you in April, when Spring will have hit full stride.