What's In Season: September

September 15, 2017
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Okra, onions and apples are at peak season in Alabama in September.

As the autumn nights get cooler, these are the hearty vegetables, fruits and seafood that are coming into their peak season in Alabama. Look for them at your local farmers market, fish monger or U-Pick all through September. This month is also when the first hunting seasons of the fall begin.

Vegetables

Beans (green, snap)
Cabbage
Cucumber
Eggplant
Greens (collard, turnip)
Herbs
Lettuce
Okra
Onions
Peppers
Summer peas (purple hull, crowder)
Summer squash
Sweet potatoes
Tomatoes
Winter squash
 

Fruit

Apples
Figs
Grapes (muscadine, scuppernong)
 

Seafood

Atlantic croaker
Amberjack
Flounder
King mackerel
Mullet
White shrimp
 

Game

Gallinule
Geese
Mourning doves 
Rabbit
Rail
Squirrel
Teal
White-winged doves
 

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/september-in-season
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