I find this time of year a rather depressing one, in fruit and vegetable terms. I am making an effort these days to buy my fruit and veg locally, and if that isn't possible then at least to make sure it is coming from Western Europe, usually Spain, rather than Morocco (where for some reason Sainsbury's appears to source almost everything at the moment).
|The "everything from Spain" rule was true in France too!|
The difficulty is that in March, there is very little fruit available from anywhere closer than Spain. According to this handy seasonal calendar, it's because there isn't actually any fruit in season in the UK at the moment. The closest we are to fresh fruit is rhubarb in May – not really my favourite fruit without an accompaniment of strawberries or similar.
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