Filled with Famous Southern Peaches, The Peach Truck May Be Headed Your Way This Summer
Peach season is nearly here — and one Nashville company wants to bring sweet peaches all over the U.S.
Depending on the weather outside your window right now, this may seem hard to believe, but we are on the brink of peach season. The sweet, juicy fruit is basically synonymous with summer, and this year, when days lengthen and the temperatures rise, peach lovers will have something special to look forward to: Access to peaches straight from the South.
The Peach Truck, a Nashville-based company launched by Jessica and Stephen Rose (he’s from Georgia, naturally) in 2012 with a mission of sharing fresh Southern peaches with people nationwide, has announced a 24-state tour this summer, to bring its fruit to peach lovers across the South, East Coast and Midwest. (It also sells peaches, in homey brown paper bags, at more than 60 farmers’ markets and other locations in Middle Tennessee.)
Starting on June 13, The Peach Truck plans to peddle its fragrant, flavorful wares in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Georgia. It will also be making stops in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana and Massachusetts, as well as Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi and North Carolina. Those summering in New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia will also have their chance to sample The Peach Truck’s fruit.
The Peach Truck tour is now taking pre-orders online — with peach pickup at malls, fitness centers, town plazas and other local hubs.
If you are peach curious and there’s no stop near you or you can’t be bothered to track down the truck, no worries: You can place an order for home delivery. (The Peach Truck also sells other peach-related items and a cookbook, The Peach Truck Cookbook, so you can experiment with your peach haul; here are a few peach recipes to spark inspiration.)
Why make so much fuss about the provenance of produce item you can easily buy at the grocery store? The people behind The Peach Truck say their peaches are more flavorful and nutritious than your basic supermarket fare because they are grown with care, using “sustainable, eco-conscious farming techniques,” harvested by hand “at the perfect time,” and packed and shipped without delay.
I suppose, fellow peach fans, there’s really only one way to find out …