Sunday, July 13, 2014

Peach Pickin' Time

A fresh ripe 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'!


  1. Fun fun fun! We've bought peaches at two different orchards this summer. Neither of them allow you to pick your own because they don't want to risk people damaging the trees. I have peeled and packed so many peaches!! We are going to have the neighbors over for ice cream soon. Simple summer pleasures. :)

  2. How fun; I can smell the peaches! Welcome back to blogging, Sonia!

  3. Yum, yum, yum, YUM! No peach trees in these parts, but I do love a good peach. Lucky you to live in "peach country!" Jane

  4. Yum! We just finished off our last box of Fredericksburg peaches. I didn't make a pie. We ate them fresh, several times a day. Wish we had some more!
    We do go to the orchard, but don't pick our own.
    Hope you are having a great summer!

  5. Hi, Sonia! What fun! I've never heard of Wind Drift Orchard but I'm sure going to check them out. Hope you're having a lovely summer!

  6. Hi Sonia, What a fun post! What a fun day! I think the photos of bright orange peaches against a blue sky are lovely. Your pie looks delicious.

  7. OMG. I have lived in Harrah for 34 years and have never been to this orchard. I had no idea it was this nice. Me and the grandkids are taking a field trip today! Thank you for this post.

    1. I just found out this year too...all this time I could have been enjoying fresh peaches! Hope you all had a great time!

  8. Such a delightful day you must have had! There is nothing like fresh peaches!!
    Here in Colorado we have some wonderful peaches and they are now in season. I just finished canning some red havens, and were they ever good this year. :)
    Your peach pie looks quite beautiful. Yes, I would love a slice with a cup of tea please.
    Blessings, Debbie


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