What's In Season: December

December 04, 2017
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Oyster plate
In December Gulf oysters are at their peak season in Alabama. Photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography.

December is the month for persimmons, pecans and Gulf oysters in Alabama. The in-season edibles are scarce during the holidays, so pop open your jars of canned produce from seasons past or bags of frozen fruits and veggies to bulk up meals. Look for these at your local farmers market, fish monger or U-Pick.

Vegetables

Greens (collard, turnip)
Pecans
 

Fruit

Persimmons
Winter squash
 

Seafood

Oysters
Black drum
Sheepshead
White shrimp
 

Game

Bobwhite quail
Coot
Deer
Duck
Gallinule
Geese (dark and light)
Merganser
Mourning doves 
Rabbit
Rail
Snipe
Squirrel
Turkey
White-winged doves
Woodcock

 


Note: Hunting seasons and bag limits vary by county; consult the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for specific information about permits and laws in your region. Some hunting seasons, such as feral hog, are open year-round. 

Other sources: Alabama Farmers Market Authority and Alabama Gulf Seafood

Article from Edible Lower Alabama at http://edibleloweralabama.ediblecommunities.com/shop/december-in-season
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