This time of year (April-May) I start to get calls from folks in the South and Southwest; Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas. They are getting ready for Mayhaw season and Mayhaw jelly making.
Mayhaws grow along rivers and creeks in the Southeast and South-central US. The fruit is also found in bayous (often collected by boat) and on the Texas/Louisiana border. The name Mayhaw comes from the fact that it ripens in late April into May. The jelly made from Mayhaw juice makes fantastic sweet-tart jelly that is the pride of many a community in this part of the country. The Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer is especially suited for jelly making as it produces clear, rich flavored juice with minimal waste.
There are Mayhaw Festivals sprinkled throughout the region:
Marion Mayhaw Festival in Marion, LA
Stark Mayhaw Festival in Stark, LA
Hull-Daisetta Mayhaw Festival in Daisetta TX
Golden Acres Ranch Mayhaw Festival in Monticello, FL
National Mayhaw Festival in Colquitt, GA
Annual South Arkansas Mayhaw Festival in El Dorado, AR
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