All over the area you will find paper shamrocks for sale. When you go to a fast food restaurant or convenience store you will likely be asked if you want to purchase a shamrock. When you say yes, you wil be helping children and families through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This is the MDA Shamrock time and it goes through the middle of March. The shamrocks can be purchase for everything from $1 to $10 each or buy multiple shamrocks.