It may be the time of year when local farmers markets that sell local produce and crops slow down, but here in Oklahoma, pecan season is in full swing.

Pecan trees are native to the United States and, while they grow best in the southeastern part of the country, the crop has become a multimillion-dollar industry across all regions. Who doesn’t love pecan pie, butter pecan ice cream, pecan pralines? Need I say more?

Thankfully, the pecan harvest in Oklahoma kicks in during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, undoubtedly one of the most popular pecan-cooking days of the year.

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