What's In Season: October

October 02, 2017
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Pumpkins
Pecans, pumpkins and persimmons are at peak season in Alabama in October. Photo by Aaron Burden.

October is the time for pumpkin patches, corn mazes and candy apples. In addition to those goodies, there are plenty of vegetables, fruits and seafood coming into their peak season in Alabama this month. Look for these at your local farmers market, fish monger or U-Pick. October is also the start of deer-hunting season.

Vegetables

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

Fruit

Apples
Grapes (muscadine, scuppernong)
Persimmons
Pumpkins
Rutabaga
Tomatoes
Winter squash
 

Seafood

Atlantic croaker
Amberjack
Flounder
Mullet
Spanish mackerel
White shrimp
 

Game

Deer
Geese (dark and light)
Mourning doves 
Rabbit
Squirrel
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/whats-season-october
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