Lane Southern Orchards is about 5 miles west of I-75 outside of Fort Valley. The drive from the interstate to the plant is worth the trip itself. The road was lined with row after row of huge, stately trees, each two stories tall and perfectly shaped.
The store is spacious and modern. Peaches were everywhere---this is only one display. They stocked some pecans as well but peaches were the star. The store also has a large restaurant featuring peach ice cream, cobbler, and other tempting dishes. I didn't get a chance to try any of them. I walked away with a box of scratch-and-dent peaches, still beautiful and fragrant, that are destined for my next batch of peach preserves.