Summer-time produce & where you can find it around Mobile

Produce Stand
Doesn’t this make you want to eat you veggies? Photo via Mac’s Fresh Produce on Facebook.

With summer officially in full swing and temperatures in the 90s, you and your family may be looking for a refreshing & hydrating snacks. Alabama has a great climate for farming, and while most commercial farming relies on single-crop plots, we still have a variety of fresh summer produce for all your snacking needs. Let’s take a look!

What’s in season right now?

Fruit Stand
An apple a day, right? Photo via Mobile Flea Market on Facebook.

So here in Alabama, we have really fertile farming land, especially in Lower Alabama. While most of our farming revenue, around 80% of it, comes from livestock like chickens and cows, we also boast crops like peaches, wheat, cotton, corn, and blueberries.

For this particular stank-hot part of the summer, we luckily have quite a few fruits & veggies in-season. Here’s a quick list of some in-season fruits in Lower Alabama:

  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplants
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Plums
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers

How to get your own fresh produce in Mobile

Fruit Stand
Don’t forget to bring your own produce bags to cut down on plastic use! Photo via Mac’s Fresh Produce on Facebook.

There’s quite a few! Here’s a non-exhaustive list to get you started, plus a link to a larger list.

  • Mac’s Fresh Produce: My personal favorite! Delicious fresh produce at great prices with super friendly staff.
    • 3251 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL
    • Hours: 7 am — 6 pm every day except Sunday
  • Mobile Flea Market: I know some people who go to the Mobile Flea Market just for the produce stands, they’re that good. But, if you’re looking for a full afternoon of fun, you can get your fresh produce while pilfering through stacks on stack of goodies!
    • 401 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL
    • Hours: 9 am — 5 pm, Saturdays & Sundays
  • Ted & Nancy’s Fruitstand: The perfect side-of-the-road produce stand, the exact kind of place that you’ll spontaneously turn off the road into. Make sure you check out their local honeys & jams, too!
    • 8751 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL
    • Hours: 9 am — 6 pm, daily

With this awesome selection of fresh produce and lovely, family owned stands to get it at, you’ll always have a refreshing summer-time snack.

Where’s your favorite Mobile area produce stand? Tag us @thebamabuzz & let us know!

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Liv George
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