Variety of Seasonal Produce Available As Fall Approaches
Agriculture is one of Louisiana’s most important industries, falling in the top three with the petrochemical business and tourism. It has a $3.8 billion economic impact on the state. There are over 8 million acres of farmland in the state, and almost 30,000 farms working year-round to produce fruits, vegetables, and other ag commodities. As the summer months continue to fly by, there are a variety of Louisiana crops currently in-season.
Louisiana Crops in Season for the Summer
Like all states and crops, Louisiana crops have their own specific seasons when they are commercially harvested. If you’re visiting a local farmers market or looking for fresh, locally grown food for your table, chances are you’ll find these Louisiana seasonal fruits and vegetables this time of year: apples, Asian pears, beans, cantaloupes, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, gooseberries, grapefruit, grapes, greens, herbs, kale, muscadines, nectarines, okra, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, pumpkins, sweet corn, raspberries, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and watermelon.
Once you’ve gotten your Louisiana crops in season, be sure to check out our AgAmericaEats Pinterest board for some great recipe ideas.
For a full list of the produce available throughout Louisiana during the entire year, visit this helpful Louisiana Harvest Calendar.
Other Commodities Louisiana is Known For
Louisiana has a long coastline on the Gulf of Mexico, so it’s no surprise that the state’s commercial fishing accounts for 25% of all seafood in the nation. Louisiana is number one for crawfish, shrimp, alligator, menhaden, and oyster production. Louisiana produces a variety of other crops as well; including rice, corn, sugarcane, and soybeans.
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