A fresh ripe peach...is there anything better? Simple pleasures! I have stopped buying peaches from the grocery store as they are just tasteless and such a waste of money. I love the farmer's markets when everything is fresh and ripe, so I try to buy whatever is in season when I go.
We are blessed that there are several great towns that grow peaches and I just found out this past week that one orchard is only a 30 minute drive outside the city. Happy Dance! How did I not know this all these years!
July is scorching hot in Oklahoma but even though the temperature was almost 100 degrees today we
went off in search of great peaches.
We were not disappointed and some friends who had already been there yesterday and said the Red Star variety were the best peaches they've had in years. We had to try one right in the orchard and grateful we had bottled water to clean up the peach juice all over our hands. Incredible!
The Wind Drift Peach Orchard in Harrah is my new favorite outing in July. Even my husband and son enjoyed seeing all the varieties and picking peaches for the first time.
The orchard has the " u pick " price or you can buy them already picked...but how fun it was to be able to pick own peaches from an abundant harvest.
The trees were loaded and the orchard was well organized with markers for each variety.
They give you a bag or a box to fill or you can buy just a few by the pound. I was so excited I bought a whole box! Church groups were coming in by the van load and little old ladies with their sunhats...just a slice of Americana!
I couldn't wait to get home and bake a pie.....
and so I did!
Hope you can find a place to do some peach pickin'!