If there is one thing that makes Georgia oh-so-sweet in the summertime, it’s the abundance of fresh peaches to be picked. I think it’s safe to say we all know why Georgia is nicknamed “The Peach State” and if ever there was a season to explain, summer would be it. If you’re looking for a bit of fresh fruit to add to your daily meals, take a look at these 9 farms serving up peaches right from the source.
1. Lawson Peach Shed
People come from all over to indulge at Lawson Peach Shed. Not only will you be able to pick fresh peaches from their selection, but you also can grab deliciously creamy peach ice cream and the ever-popular peach sweet tea. This is one summer afternoon you do not want to miss. The address for Lawson Peach Shed is 8545 Valdosta Hwy, Morven, GA 31638.
2. Georgia Peach World
Georgia Peach World is not your average peach grower, but that doesn’t mean you can’t snag some fresh treats when you visit. As the #1 tourist attraction in Georgia, guests to the state are immediately welcomed by the stand where they can snag peach everything: from peaches themselves to peach bread, peach fritters, peach jam, and more. To visit Georgia Peach World, the address is 1828 Georgia Highway 57, Townsend, GA 31331.
3. Dickey Farms
Dickey Farms has been around for quite some time—with over 1,000 acres of peach trees which include over 30 different varieties of peaches from 1897. Guests can peruse the farm store themselves and snag fresh peaches to take home, or enjoy a bevy of unique, homemade peach treats. The address for Dickey Farms is 3440 Musella Rd, Musella, GA 31066.
4. Pearson Farm
For over 130 years, the Pearson family have been growing peaches and pecans in Georgia. Today, visitors can come to enjoy some of the freshest peaches around, plus cookies, pies, cakes, and more. With peach season officially in full swing, visit Pearson Farm and see what the fuss is about. The address for Pearson Farm is 5575 Zenith Mill Rd, Fort Valley, GA 31030.
5. Gardner Farm
Gardner Farm is open seasonally, usually from end of May through early August. The main crop from this small farm has been sweet Georgia peaches, consistently delicious and always juicy. Visitors passing through should stop and support this local farm and taste what real Georgia peaches are like. The address for Gardner Farm is 3192 GA-42, Locust Grove, GA 30248.
6. Jaemor Farms
Jaemor Farms has been a staple for Georgia residents every summer season. Not only are the peaches always ripe and delicious, but you can also snag a ton of other treats, too. Buy your peaches from Jaemor Farms, but we can’t guarantee you won’t leave without an apple cider donut and bag of boiled peanuts. The address for Jaemor Farm is 5340 Cornelia Highway,
Alto, GA 30510.
7. Lane Southern Orchards
It’s not truly summer without a trip to Lane Southern Orchards. Some of Georgia’s sweetest peaches com from Lane Southern Orchards, not to mention tasty pecans, too. Begin your visit at the farm and market but then head over to the cafe and bakery for extra sweet peach treats. Some of the tastiest peach fritters and peach breads are made right here. The address for Lane Southern Orchards is 50 Lane Rd, Fort Valley, GA 31030.
8. Luck and Moody Peaches
Luck and Moody Peaches are a worthy addition to any summer fruit salad. Visitors to this farm can grab fresh peaches at a reasonable price, but also peruse a few of the other peach treats as well. Peach jams and jellies, plus creamy and refreshing peach ice cream can make any summer day a memorable one. The address for Luck and Moody Peaches is 13891 GA-122, Barney, GA 31625.
9. Barbour Farms
Family-owned and operated, Barbour Farms Country Store makes for a perfect summer afternoon trip. Fresh produce, handmade candies, delicious ice cream and of course, farm fresh peaches straight from the tree. You won’t need to go too far to get sweet Georgia peaches. The address for Barbour Farms Country Store is 235 GA-49, Byron, GA 31008.
Have we missed any notable farms? Share with us in the comments section! Otherwise, if you’re looking for more summertime adventures in Georgia, check out this
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