• March Sales Cycles

    March Sales Cycles- what to expect on Sale during the Month of March
    March Seasonal Sales Cycles - the following information is a compiled list that takes the following factors into consideration: Traditional Sales/Deals, Occasions, National Monthly Promotions, as well as Produce in season for the month of March.

    Occasions to be aware of:

    • Easter/ Passover - promotions begin
    • Mardi Gras
    • St. Patrick’s Day

    Traditional March Promotions:

    • National Frozen Food Month
    • National Nutrition Month
    • National Peanut Month
    • National Red Cross Month
    • National Colorectal Cancer
      Awareness Month
    • National Craft Month
    • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
    • National Pancake Week (March 2 – 8th)
    • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Read Across America programs
    • National Quilting Day
    • End of March – April National Sleep Awareness Week

    Fruits & Vegetables that are in Season for the Month of March:

    • New- Means the item just came into season
    • Peak - at it's best Price and Availability
    • Waning- means it's availability is declining- it's going out of season

    Fruits in Season
    Veggies In Season
    Avocado, Haas Artichoke Peak
    Cherimoya waning Asparagus
    Kiwi waning Broccoli
    Kumquat waning Cabbages Peak
    Lemon,Myer Carrots
    Lime,key Cauliflower Peak
    Peak Celeriac/Celery Root
    Rhubarb Celery
    Strawberries Chard
    Tangerine Collards Peak
    Fennel Peak
    Greens (mustard, turnip, watercress)
    Mushrooms, Morels New
    Onions, Spring
    Peas, edible pods New
    Salad Mix, Spring New
    Sunchokes waning

    Sales & Deals you can Normally Expect in March:

    • Breakfast Items- waffles, Post Cereal

    • Clearance Items- Additional winter clothing sales, Popsicles, ice cream and other frozen novelties. March is always a last ditch effort to clear our last years flavors because new Ice cream products will be released in April

    • Frozen Food Month- sales on ALL types of frozen foods, box, bag, steams, frozen dinners, frozen meals

    • Gardening Supplies- various gardening supplies,
      seeds, potting soil, etc

    • St. Patties Day- Irish Foods such as potatoes, cabbages, corned beef, Peanuts etc

    • Easter/Ostara/Passover Deals- asparagus, ham, eggs, horseradish, butter, coconut and seasonal Jewish/passover items not generally available during other months

    • Mardi Gras Deals- this will include Cajun seasonings, rice, rice mixes, beans

    • Spring Cleaning Items: paper towels, cleaning supplies, cloths, garbage bags, protective gloves- you'll also notice a large number of coupons for these items

    Household/Travel Items:

    • Luggage traditionally goes on sale as people prepare for vacations

    • Shoes & Spring Clothing Sales start popping up

    • Storm Windows- on the downward flow and GREAT deals can be found, often including installation

    • Heating System Discounts- traditionally, this is the time when heating units go on sale,
      wood stoves, pellet stoves, oil burners, baseboard heat units, etc. It's a great time to think about saving on Next Year's heating bill by upgrading your current heating system while the price is lower.
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