Thursday, July 28, 2016

South Carolina Farmers' Stands Part 1: Route 25

Route 25 in South Carolina grows a lot of fruit and, it seems, a bumper crop of fireworks as well. On the way to Asheville, I spied a number of small stands. On the way back, I stopped at one of them for some fruit. As you can see, peaches were the highlight. They also carried some tomatoes, blueberries, and blackberries, as well as some preserves and pickles. As I was busy studying the peaches, a man stopped by to ask the owner if she needed any blueberries---you can't get much fresher than that. I left with a basket of beautiful peaches, including the basket, and a quart of blackberries. The blackberries will go into a cobbler for breakfast in the morning. Some of the peaches are destined for the freezer as filling for winter peach pies. I will probably succumb to habit and make another batch or two of preserves, too.

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