Peach Picking in Tennessee

Photography By Jill Melton | Last Updated July 12, 2017
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Fresh u-pick peaches at Forgies Fruit Farm in Lewsiburg, TN.

Tennessee isn't known for peaches. In fact we're inundated with peaches from elsewhere--Georgia (aka The Peach Truck), South Carolina, the choice of produce stands around town. Occasionally we get a glimpse of an Alabama peach, which I'm espeically partial too after living in Brimingham for 15 years. (Chilton County, in particular). But Tennessee peaches, almost never. So when we heard about Forgies Fruit Farm we had to get ourselves there fast before the peaches ran out. It's a straight shot down 65 South for about 45 minutes, then about 10 minutes into the hills to the orchard. It's stunningly beautiful. Compared to blueberries, it doesn't take long to pick a basket of peaches, especially when they're as big as Forgies were--"Lorings" the size of soft balls. Here are 5 of our favorite recipes using peaches, regardless of the state they hail from. 

 

Forgies Fruit Farm 
 2000 Collier Rd, Lewisburg, TN 37091
(931) 359-0153

Peach Caprese Salad and Balsamic Reduction

Fresh Georgia peaches sub for vine-ripened tomatoes in this classic salad. I like to reduce some good-quality balsamic vinegar to add gooey, tart, sweet flavor. One caveat, open a window or prepare...

Peach Sangria

Sangria is the perfect party punch. Made in advance, it’s the perfect balance of refreshment and booze. This recipe differs from many, as it is essentially a sangria concentrate that is blended with...

Peach, Bourbon & Blackstrap Molasses Tart

This recipe is courtesy of Vegan Chef Jess Rice, formerly of Avo. It is completely no-cook. It can be served as a fruit crumble or pressed into a pie shell and cut. We used a local whiskey (Black &...

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