Seasonal Sourcing: March
Sourcing Your Products With the Seasons Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
March means springtime is coming in many parts of the country. With the milder weather comes a host of fruits, vegetables, and seafood options from local and regional suppliers. That makes March a great time to begin sourcing with the seasons. Seasonal sourcing can help you save money, reduce your environmental impact, and keep your menus feeling fresh. Ready to get started? The first step is understanding which products are in season in the United States right now. Explore our list for March below.
Buy These Products in March
What’s on your shopping list this month? Consider these items.
These products can guide your menu decisions for the season. From adding a spinach and artichoke dip to your appetizers options to running a limited time offer on linguine and clams, these ingredients can take a starring or background role this spring.
Now that you know what’s in season, you’ll want to find regional and local suppliers you can count on for these products. Your Foodbuy account manager can help. Schedule a
The Benefits of Seasonal Sourcing
If your procurement plan needs a refresh, it may be time to explore a seasonal sourcing method. Relying on local and regional suppliers during different seasons is a great way to supplement your broadline programs creating an overall diverse strategy. Diversifying in this way gives you room to adapt if plans, or economic factors, change.
Furthermore, sourcing in-season ingredients can cut down on distribution costs. Closer products translate to cheaper costs. This also has a positive environmental impact, as it decreases your contribution to carbon emissions. With sustainability and inflation at the forefront of consumers’ minds, both of these benefits can translate to happier customers.