Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fitzgerald Fruit Farms

The primary goal of my farm tour was to look for peaches. That's why I went to Fitzgerald, whose signature crop is peaches. This year's peach crop was badly damaged by frost earlier this year, but Fitzgerald did have some in stock. Their farm is at the end of the road. A beautiful cabana sits in the middle of their fields. Several people sat in the shade and chatted. They have a small kitchen, but they were out of strawberry shortcake for my visit.

I bought this half box of small peaches, which equals a quarter bushel. A taste after I made it home showed them to be very flavorful. Since they are destined for preserves, the cosmetics don't matter.

I also scored a bargain on this half gallon bucket of strawberries. The staff told me that I should do something with them right away, so I topped and froze them as soon as I got home. They will also make great preserves.

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