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US Official State Foods and Related Symbols

Official State Foods of the 50 States.

Find Official American food and agricultural state symbols - Find images, descriptions, taxonomic hierarchy, and a history of the state fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, mushrooms, drinks, pies, cookies, and more representing the state symbols for each of the 50 states. Lists their basic characteristics.

To become a state symbol, a food must go through a rigorous lawmaking process. A lot of the time it's a concentrated effort from a states' population that urges lawmakers to put a bill into action. Citizens, organizations, and even school children do some research before requesting a bill. After that, the bill follows the regular legislative process. And if the bill is passed, then the food becomes an official state symbol.

 Not all states had official state foods on their list of symbols. For those states, we suggested some iconic or local foods that would be good candidates. In fact, being ultra helpful, we also suggested some additions to existing state lists. It may surprise you to know that the most popular food, which featured on 16 states' lists of symbols, was milk.

Official State Foods Related Symbols

State Symbols:

Foods - Species - Designation - Adopted

Alabama Demopolis "Christmas on the River Barbeque Cook-off"
Alabama State Barbeque Championship
-1991
Alabama Blackberry
(Rubus occidentalis)
Alabama State Fruit
-2004
Alabama Pecan
(Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis)
Alabama State Nut
-1982
Alabama Peach
(Prunus persica)
Alabama State Tree Fruit
- 2006
Alaska NA
Arizona NA
Arkansas Milk
(lac vaccum)
Arkansas State Beverage
- 1985
Arkansas Rice
(Oryza sp.)
Arkansas State Grain
- 2007
Arkansas South Arkansas
Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

(Genus Lycopersicon)
Arkansas State Fruit & Vegatable
- 1987
Arkansas Cynthiana grape
(Vitis aestivalis)
Arkansas State Grape
- 2009
Arkansas Pecan
(Carya illinoinensis)
Arkansas State Nut
- 2009
Arkansas Dutch Oven
Arkansas Historic Cooking Vessel
- 2001
California NA
Colorado NA
Connecticut NA
Delaware Sweet Golden Rod
(Solidago odora)
Delaware State Herb
- 1996
Delaware Milk
(
lac vaccum)
Delaware State Beverage
-  1983
Delaware Strawberries
Delaware State Fruit
- 2010
Delaware Peach pie
Delaware State Dessert
- 2009
Florida Orange
(Citrus sinensis)
Florida State Fruit
- 2005
Florida Orange Juice
Florida State Beverage
- 1967
Florida Key lime pie
Florida State Pie
- 2006
Georgia Peanut
Georgia State Crop
-1995
Georgia Peach
(Prunus persica)
Georgia State Fruit
Georgia Grits
Georgia State Prepared Food
- 2002
Georgia Vidalia Sweet Onion
Georgia State Vegetable
- 1990
Georgia "Shoot the Bull"
Georgia State Beef Barbeque Championship Cook Off
- 1997
Georgia "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig"
Georgia State Pork Barbeque Championship Cook Off
- 1997
Hawaii Kalo
(Colocasia esculenta)
Hawaii State Plant
 - 2008
Idaho Huckleberry
(Vaccinium membranaceum)
Idaho State Fruit
- 2000
Idaho Potato
(Solanum tuberosum Linnaeus)
Idaho State Vegetable
- 2002
Illinois Goldrush Apple
(Malus xdomestica Borkh)
Illinois State Fruit
- 2007
Illinois Popcorn
(Z. m. everta)
Illinois State Snack Food
- 2004
Illinois Pumpkin pie
Illinois State Pie - 2015
Indiana Sugar cream pie
Indiana State Pie
- 2009
Indiana Water
(H20)
Indiana State Beverage
- 2007
Iowa NA
Kansas NA
Kentucky Milk
(lac vaccum)
Kentucky State Drink
- 2005
Kentucky Blackberry
(
Rubus occidentalis)
Kentucky State Fruit
- 2004
Louisiana Beignet
Louisiana State Doughnut
- 1986
Louisiana Milk
(lac vaccum)
Louisiana State Drink
- 1983
Louisiana Strawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
Louisiana State Fruit
- 1980;2001
Louisiana Mayhew jelly
Louisina State Jelly
- 2003
Louisiana Louisiana sugar cane jelly
Louisiana State Jelley
- 2003
Louisiana Natchitoches meat pie
Louisiana State Meat Pie
- 2003
Louisiana Gumbo
Louisiana State Cuisine
- 2004
Louisiana Sweet Potato
(Ipomoea batatas)
Louisiana State Vegetable
- 2003
Louisiana Creole Tomato
(Lycopersicon sp.)
Louisiana State Vegetable Plant
- 2003
Maine Wild Blueberry
(Vaccinium angustifolium, Aiton)
Maine State Berry
- 1991
Maine Blueberry pie
Maine State Dessert
- 2011
Maine Moxie®
Maine State Drink
- 2005
Maine Wintergreen
Maine State Herb
- 1999
Maine Whoopie pie
Maine State Treat
- 2011
Maryland Smith Island cake
Maryland State Dessert
- 2008
Maryland Milk
(lac vaccum)
Maryland State Drink
- 1998
Massachusetts Cranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Massachusetts State Berry
- 1994
Massachusetts Cranberry Juice
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Massachusetts State Beverage
- 1970
Massachusetts Corn muffin
Massachusetts State Muffin
- 1986
Massachusetts Baked Navy Bean
(Phaseolus vulgaris)
Massachusetts State Bean
- 1993
Massachusetts Boston cream pie
Massachusetts State Desert
- 1996
Massachusetts Chocolate chip cookie
Massachusetts State Cookie
- 1997
Massachusetts Boston Creme Donut
Massachusetts State Donut
- 2003
Michigan NA
Minnesota Milk
(lac vaccum)
Minnesota State Drink
- 1984
Minnesota HoneycrispTM apple
(Malus domestica "Honeycrisp™")
Minnesota State Fruit
- 2006
Minnesota Blueberry muffin
Minnesota State Muffin - 1988
Minnesota Wild Rice
(Zizania aquatica)
Minnesota State Grain
- 1977
Minnesota Morel
(
Morchella esculenta)
Minnesota State Mushroom
- 1984
Mississippi Milk
(lac vaccum)
Mississippi State Beverage
- 1984
Missouri Norton/Cynthiana grape
(Vitis aestivalis)
Missouri State Grape
- 2003
Missouri Black Walnut
(Juglans nigra)
Missouri State Nut
- 1990
Missouri Ice cream cone
Missouri State Dessert
- 2008
Montana NA
Nebraska Milk
(lac vaccum)
Nebraska State Beverage
- 1998
Nebraska Kool-Aid
Nebraska State Soft Drink
- 1998
Nevada NA
New Hampshire Apple Cider
New Hampshire State Beverage
- 2010
New Hampshire Pumpkin
(
Cucurbita mixta)
New Hampshire State Fruit
- 2006
New Hampshire White potato
(Solanum tuberosum)
New Hampshire State Vegetable
- 2013
New Jersey High Bush Blueberry
(Vaccinium corymbosum)
New Jersey State Fruit
- 2003
New Mexico Biscochito
New Mexico State Cookie
- 1989
New Mexico Chile & Frijol pinto bean
New Mexico State Vegetable
- 1965
New York Milk
(
lac vaccum)
New York State Beverage
- 1981
New York Apple
(Genus Malus)
New York State Fruit
- 1976
New York Apple muffin
New York Muffin
- 1987
New York Yogurt
New York State Snack - 2014
North Carolina Milk
(lac vaccum)
North Carolina State Beverage
- 1987
North Carolina Scuppernong Grape
(Genus Vitis)
North Carolina State Fruit
- 2001
North Carolina Blueberry
(Genus Vaccinium)
North Carolina State Blue Berry
- 2001
North Carolina Strawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
North Carolina State Red Berry
- 2001
North Carolina Sweet Potato
(Ipomoea batatas)
North Carolina State Vegetable
- 1995
North Dakota Milk
(lac vaccum)
North Dakota State Beverage
- 1983
North Dakota Chokecherry
(Prunus virginiana)
North Dakota State Fruit
- 2007
Ohio Tomato Juice
(Lycopersicon esculentum)
Ohio State Beverage
- 1965
Ohio Tomato
(Lycopersicon esculentus)
Ohio State Fruit
- 2009
Ohio Pawpaw
(Asimina triloba)
Ohio State Native Fruit
- 2009
Oklahoma Milk
(lac vaccum)
Oklahoma State Beverage
- 2002
Oklahoma Strawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
Oklahoma State Fruit
- 2005
Oklahoma Fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas
Oklahoma State Meal
-1988
Oklahoma Watermelon
(Genus Citrullus Schrad.)
Oklahoma State Vegetable
- 2007
Oregon Milk
(lac vaccum)
Oregon State Beverage
- 1997
Oregon Pear
(Pyrus communis)
Oregon State Fruit
- 2005
Oregon Pacific Golden Chanterelle
(Cantharellus formosus)
Oregon State Mushroom
- 1999
Oregon Hazelnut
(
Corylus avellana)
Oregon State Nut
- 1987
Pennsylvania Milk
(lac vaccum)
Pennsylvania State Beverage
- 1982
Rhode Island Calamari
Rhode Island State Appetizer
- 2014
Rhode Island Coffee Milk
Rhode Island State Drink
- 1993
Rhode Island Rhode Island Greening Apple
(Malus domestica)
Rhode Island State Fruit
- 1991
South Carolina Peach
(Prunus persica)
South Carolina State Fruit
- 1984
South Carolina Milk
(lac vaccum)
South Carolina State Beverage
- 1984
South Carolina Tea
(Camellia sinensis)
South Carolina State Hospitality Beverage
- 1995
South Carolina Boiled peanuts
South Carolina State Snack Food
- 2006
South Carolina Barbecue
State Picnic Cuisine - 2014
South Dakota Milk
(lac vaccum)
South Dakota State Drink
- 1983
South Dakota Kuchen
South Carolina State Dessert
- 2000
South Dakota Fry bread
South Dakota State Bread
- 2005
Tennessee Tomato
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Tennessee State Fruit
- 2003
Tennessee Milk
(lac vaccum)
Tennessee State Beverage
- 2009
Texas Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Texas State Cooking Implement
- 2005
Texas Texas Red Grapefruit
(Citrus Paradisi)
Texas State Fruit
- 1993
Texas Chili
Texas State Dish
- 1977
Texas Pecan
(Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis)
Texas State Health Nut
- 2001
Texas Chiltepin
(Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)
Texas State Native Pepper
  - 1995
Texas Jalapeno
(Capsicum annum)
Texas State Pepper
- 1995
Texas Sopaipilla and Strudel
(Expired  January 31, 2005)
Texas State Pastries
- 2003
Texas Pecan Pie
Texas State Pie
- 2013
Texas Tortilla chips and salsa
Texas State Snack
- 2003
Texas Pan de campo cowboy bread
Texas State Bread
- 2005
Texas Sweet Onion
Texas State Vegetable
- 1997
Utah Dutch Oven
Utah State Cooking Pot
- 1997
Utah Cherry
Utah State Fruit
- 1997
Utah Spanish Sweet Onion
Utah State Vegetable
- 2002
Utah Sugar Beet
Utah State Historic Vegetable
- 2002
Vermont Milk
(lac vaccum)
Vermont State Beverage
- 1983
Vermont Maple
Vermont State Flavor
- 1993
Vermont Apple
(Genus Malus)
Vermont State Fruit
- 1999
Vermont Apple pie
Vermont State Pie
- 1999
Virginia Milk
(lac vaccum)
Virginia State Beverage
- 1982
Washington Apple
(Genus Malus)
Washington State Fruit
- 1989
Washington Walla Walla sweet onion
Washington State Vegetable
- 2007
West Virginia Golden Delicious Apple
(Malus pumila)
West Virginia State Fruit
- 1972
Wisconsin Milk
(lac vaccum)
Wisconsin State Beverage
- 1987
Wisconsin Cranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Wisconsin State Fruit
- 2004
Wisconsin Corn
Wisconsin State Grain
- 1989
Wisconsin Kringle
Wisconsin State Pastry
-2013
Wyoming    NA
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