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Where to Get Fresh Georgia Peaches

Summertime in Georgia means one thing: peach season! Here's where to go to enjoy the fresh, juicy fruit at its peak.

  • Jaemor Farms

Summertime in Georgia means one thing: peach season. Every May to September, farms sell Georgia-grown peaches by the crate, and restaurants feature them on their menus. There's more than one way to enjoy them, from picking them on the farm or enjoying them on the plate. We're showcasing a few of our favorite ways to enjoy them!

Where to Pick Peaches

It wouldn’t be the Peach State without peach farms! Wind your way around the state’s producers, where you can pick your own or find peach-flavored treats.

Peaches at Pearson Farm

Cool off with peach ice cream at Pearson Farm, which has been growing peaches in Fort Valley since 1885. Stop by to purchase a crate or pick up from a farmer’s market. 

Lane Southern Orchards, also in Fort Valley, offers tours of the farm that dates back to 1908. Enjoy a peach fritter in their cafe or shop for peachy goods like peach wines, jams and salsas. You can even buy their peaches online! 

Jaemor Farms in Alto planted its first peach trees in 1912. Fans from outside the state can order online, but if you visit the farm, you can try beloved items like peach cobbler, peach tea and their famous peach pudding. 

Dickey Farms in Musella has been around since 1897 and grows multiple varieties of peaches. Their general store sells peach ice cream, preserves and other products. 

Georgia Peach World in Townsend sells all sorts of peach goodies, along with the real thing, like candies, cider and salad dressing.

Where to Eat Peachy Dishes

Peaches are also incorporated into all sorts of dishes around the state. Dessert lovers rejoice at all the ways to eat peaches.

Peach cobbler at Buckner's Family Restaurant

Atlanta’s Revolution Doughnuts has a wide range of treats, but it’s their seasonal peach sliders that have a cult-like following. 

Mama's Boy in Athens brings in students and locals alike for its Peach French Toast. Get the recipe!

Byrd's Famous Cookies in Savannah has been in operation since 1924. Their Georgia Peach cookies have won awards for the sweet and creamy flavor. You can pick them up from multiple downtown locations or online. 

King of Pops has outposts in Atlanta, Athens and Savannah of their rainbow umbrella stands and also has some in restaurants. Pick up a pop in the fresh peach and peaches & cream, which are only available seasonally. 

And, of course, don’t forget about the fried peach pie at The Varsity in Atlanta or the peach cobbler at Buckner's Family Restaurant and other homestyle restaurants around the Peach State.

But they’re not just for sweet tooths! You’ll find fresh Georgia peaches on salads like the grilled romaine at Watershed on Peachtree and peach flatbread at 5Church, both in Atlanta. You never know what creative peach dish you might find.

Where to Sip Peachy Drinks

Chateau Elan Summer Wine with peach essence

Peaches can also be used in drinks. A number of Georgia wineries have made peach varieties, including 12 Spies Vineyards & Farm in Rabun Gap, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, and The Georgia Winery in Ringgold. 

Grown ups might also enjoy peachy cocktails like the classic Peach Daiquiri at Polaris at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta or a Georgia Peach martini at Jen’s and Friends in Savannah. 

If you’re traveling through Augusta, pick up a bottle of Fruitland’s Georgia Peach Vodka to make your own cocktails at home with fresh fruit flavor. 

For a taste of the state’s best product without the booze, enjoy Golda Peach Ginger Kombucha, available in Atlanta.

Peachy Events to Attend

Georgia Belle Peach Festival at Jaemor Farms in Alto

Peaches aren’t just for eating and drinking, but also for celebrating. There’s a reason that Atlanta's AJC Peachtree Road Race ends with peaches! 

The Georgia Peach Festival, in Byron and Fort Valley in June, celebrates our beloved fruit with a family-friendly event that includes a 5K race, beauty pageant, arts and crafts booths, a parade, and the world’s largest peach cobbler! 

And on Broad Street in Atlanta, PeachFest in July showcases the state’s vendors, chefs, and artisans while benefiting a start up farm.

Head to Jaemor Farms in August for the Georgia Belle Peach Festival, where you can pick your own peaches and see cooking demos from Georgia chefs.

Caroline Eubanks is a freelance writer, travel blogger and film geek from Atlanta. She writes about travel in the South and beyond for BBC Travel, Afar, AAA, and her websites, This Is My South and Caroline in the City.

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