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Just bought excellent Georgia peaches so thought I would mention "The Peach Truck" in case you
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Posted to Thread #30399 at 2:01 pm on Jul 12, 2018
live in the Midwest, but have not heard about it. The Peach Truck Tour travels through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan during Georgia's ripe peach season and sells the best peaches I've ever eaten since we moved to southern Indiana and away from the big fruit distribution centers up north.
The peaches I came home with yesterday (July 11) were picked from a Ft. Valley, Georgia, orchard on Monday, July 9. They are still a bit firm, but I currently have them spread all over the dining room table, and they will soften within 1 to 3 days and develop into the juiciest, most flavorful peaches ever. I weighed one single peach this morning, and it came in at 14.2 ounces!
The Peach Truck peaches surpass grocery store peaches because they are just hours off the tree when you eat them. Additionally, they’re picked when they’re ripe, and not a second before. Grocery store peaches can spend many, many days in distribution before making it to their final location, which is why their flavor and texture is so poor.
The Peach Truck(s) is/are currently delivering in mid and southern Indiana & the Kentucky area and will move into Ohio starting July 15, 2018. Here is where you can view this year's peach tour schedule==>
My first year buying from The Peach Truck was in 2016, when I split a 25-pound box with a friend. Last year I came home with 75 pounds of this tasty fruit and peeled, pitted, sliced & froze it all in order to crank out the 20 deep-dish peach pies I made for a crowd of 240 at a local musical event in November, 2017. (See recipe I used Posted to Thread #30244 on Apr 19, 2018.) This year a much cooler head prevailed, and I only bought 25 pounds!
With my 12.5 pounds in 2016 and the 75 pounds in 2017, there was not one bad peach in the entire 87.5 pounds. All ripened perfectly.
(There are also some excellent peach recipes with pictures at The Peach Truck recipe site listed below.)
Richard is in a prime spot to take advantage of The Peach Truck very soon, and hopefully, some of the rest of you will be able to reap the rewards of using this vendor in the days to come. Anyone living close to or in Nashville, Tennessee, can find these peaches at lots of different sales spots--there is a separate tour schedule listed for Nashville on their web site.
Other messages in this thread:
- 30399. Just bought excellent Georgia peaches so thought I would mention "The Peach Truck" in case you [LINK] - wigs - 2:01pm on 07/12/18 (22)
- That’s really nice, wish I was close. You are so right about store-bought. Noticed today the date - Curious1 - 3:42am on 07/13/18
- The good thing about being able to buy peaches from a stand here in the Carolinas - Charley - 11:34am on 07/13/18
- Sob! I haven’t had a good peach in years. :-( Enjoy! [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 6:01am on 07/13/18
- Do you even remember apricots? They hit the dust about 30 years ago (okay maybe even 50) and - Marg CDN2 - 4:46pm on 07/13/18
- Just for clarification, could you fix the ingredient list? I'm assuming the butter, flour, 3/4 cup [LINK] - Curious1 - 6:34pm on 07/13/18
- Oh geez. I'm sorry. This is from a recipe card from 1975. Yes! It was in columns and I - Marg CDN2 - 7:02am on 07/14/18
- Sounds lovely! Thank you! [NT] - CynUpstateNY - 6:15pm on 07/14/18
- I remember apricots: the Blenheim Royals (Royal apricots) that were smaller. . . - mistral - 6:42pm on 07/13/18
- We had excellent (tiny) apricots in CZ this summer, and I've found that the big U.S. ones - ErininNY - 12:08am on 07/22/18
- With new-found hope, I bought 2. Could not find Blenheim. Still disappointing sawdust. [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 5:53am on 07/23/18
- I can still get good apricots, there is a museum orchard here - MariaDNoCA - 6:56pm on 07/13/18
- Growing up, we had an apricot tree in our backyard, along with sour cherry trees. - LisainLA - 9:23pm on 07/14/18
- Someone online told me if I couldn’t find good peaches I should just use frozen ones - MariaDNoCA - 7:09am on 07/14/18
- I think I get depressed at the end of peach season. I miss my tree in the east but they are quite - Marg CDN2 - 7:15am on 07/14/18
- DD was astonished when someone at the store asked why she was smelling the fruit. - Lana in FL - 2:48pm on 07/14/18
- My DD hopefully smells the melons year round, even though she knows they - LisainLA - 9:27pm on 07/14/18
- I have oft thought that store should put up directions on how to choose fruit, BUT . . . - mistral - 6:49pm on 07/15/18
- We have a good peach growing area about 2 hours from here, but I have not had - LisainLA - 9:25pm on 07/14/18
- Got ours in MI on Saturday! Yahoo, wigs! - colleenmomof2 - 3:52pm on 08/01/18
- colleenmomof2, so glad you were able to track down a Peach Truck! I also love MI Red Haven peaches, - wigs - 5:36pm on 08/14/18