Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Peach Heaven!

I know I missed the Parker County Peach Festival this past weekend, but with all the rain this summer any Central Texas peach is going to be enjoyable on a quantum level. Case in point, I hit the Cooper Farms Produce truck at Lake Air Drive & Sanger Avenue in Waco and reveled in peaches that bordered upon the religiously sublime.

Please be sure to visit your local Farmer's Market to partake in this year's crop. Do yourself a favor and get acquainted with the beautiful bounty that comes from just down the road.

From the Waco Tribune:

McAdams has a line of customers waiting for her every morning when she lays out a full table of peaches, pecans, tomatoes, cucumbers and more, most of it grown in Fairfield.

She tries to sweat out the day until 4 p.m. but sometimes has to close early when all of her inventory is sold.

She said she’s usually there through Labor Day.

“We’ll stay here as long as we have peaches,” she said.

There’s also a good selection of summer’s bounty at the Heart of Texas Farmer’s Market three days a week.

Fairy Nell Lightsey of Lightsey Farms in Mexia said it wasn’t just peaches that performed this year. She said her plums, apricots and other produce did pretty well, too.

The Farmer’s Market, at the Heart O’ Texas fairgrounds on Bosque Boulevard, is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays .


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