Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”
This week Rhonda talks with Commissioner Troxler about North Carolina’s peach crop. Thanks to a cold winter, peach trees produced heavy blooms this year, which should mean a really good crop.
Peach season began in late May, and should continue into early September, depending on whether the hot, dry summer speeds up harvest. Last year, farmers harvested about 5,600 tons of peaches and grew more than 70 varieties.
Peaches are available across the state at farmers markets, roadside stands, grocery stores and Community Supported Agriculture programs.
Several events are planned to celebrate peach season:
- July 15 – Peach Day and Peach Recipe Contest at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh;
- July 17 – N.C. Peach Festival in Candor;
- July 24 – Peach Day at the Southeastern N.C. Farmers Market in Lumberton.
Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss N.C.’s sweet peach season. And for For all sorts of information about peaches, visit www.ncpeach.com.
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