The Fall Crops
We tend to think of spring and summer as the prime seasons for harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables, but fall does a pretty great job of bringing us a tasty bounty. We’re even more fortunate to be in South Carolina with a thriving fruit and vegetable industry.
You may not realize our peaches rank second in the nation for the fresh market, according to the S.C. Department of Agriculture. The Palmetto State also ranks at or near the top in production of leafy greens, such as collards, kale, turnips and mustard. The overall industry impact is more than $150 million a year, so fruits and vegetables aren’t just important to our health, they are important to our economy as well.
So what can you add to your table this fall?
October: Apples, beans, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, mixed leafy greens, okra, peas, radishes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini.
November: Apples, butter beans, mixed leafy greens, peas, pecans, peppers and tomatoes.
December: Apples, broccoli, leeks, pecans, radishes and sweet potatoes.
What’s your favorite fall season item to eat? Have any great recipes to share with us?