Eating locally in Alabama is a delicious prospect. A wide range of produce is grown in the Yellowhammer State, which enjoys a wonderfully long growing season. Southern cooking specialties define local cuisine, and the Gulf Coast provides plenty of seafood. I've gathered together resources for exploring local foods in Alabama below.
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What's In Season In Alabama?
Alabama's mild climate is great for local eaters. Satsuma oranges and bananas can be found at some markets along with the more predictable sweet potatoes, tomatoes, greens, beans, and okra. Find out what to expect when with this Alabama Seasonality Guide.
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Alabama Farmers Markets & Farm Stands
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Alabama Food Festivals
Alabama has scads of food festivals throughout the year, here is just a sampling of the biggest and most local foods-oriented:
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Alabama Local Specialties
Alabama, with a temperate climate and an active Gulf Coast, has many regional specialties and regional foods that make it a great eating state. Wild shrimp, crawfish, barbeque, and classic southern pickles are just some of the fabulous local foods that litter the state with deliciousness: