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Peach Day set for Thursday

Posted July 13, 2010

It's Peach Day this Thursday at the State Farmers Market.

You'll find lots of peaches, along with some free samples and recipes at the market, which sits near the Lake Wheeler Road exit off the Beltline.

The peach season in North Carolina runs from late May to early September or so. Last year, growers yielded 5,600 tons of peaches and grew more than 70 different varieties including Candor, Gala, Ruby Prince, June Crest and Dixie Red, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Freestone peaches (the kind where the stone easily comes out of the fruit) also should be available now.

I bought some peaches about a week ago and asked the grower a bit about them. She told me that they typically come out with a new variety every two weeks. Just another reason to keep going back.

And if you're looking for some peach recipes, check the agriculture department's recommendations.

And mark your calendars for Watermelon Day on Aug. 5.


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  • headlong Jul 15, 2010

    And the White Peaches are extra good!!! We got 25 pounds and here is what I did with them...

  • finicula Jul 14, 2010

    That's a peach of an idea. Thinking about it just makes me fuzzy in the pit of my stomach.

  • ceatman Jul 14, 2010

    Heading that way from Wilson today. Peach day is one of the best days at the Market.