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.
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.
Pearson Farm, Fort Valley
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, Fort Valley
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, Alto
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, Musella
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, Townsend
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 Sliders: Revolution Doughnuts, Decatur
Decatur’s Revolution Doughnuts has a wide range of treats, but it’s their seasonal peach sliders that have a cult-like following.
Peach French Toast: Mama's Boy, Athens
Peach Cookies: Byrd's Famous Cookies, Savannah
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.
Peach Popsicles: King of Pops, Atlanta, Athens & Savannah
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.
Peach Desserts: The Varsity & Buckner's
Savory Peaches: Watershed & 5Church
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
Peaches can also be used in drinks.
Cocktails: Hyatt Regency Atlanta & Jen's and Friends, Savannah
Peach Vodka: Fruitland Augusta
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.
Kombucha: Golda, Atlanta
For a taste of the state’s best product without the booze, enjoy Golda Peach Ginger Kombucha, available in Atlanta.
Peachy Events to Attend
Peaches aren’t just for eating and drinking, but also for celebrating!
Georgia Peach Festival, June, Byron & Fort Valley
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!
AJC Peachtree Road Race, July 4, Atlanta
There’s a reason that Atlanta's AJC Peachtree Road Race ends with peaches! The biggest 10K race in the country, with 60,000 participants racing down Peachtree Street, turns 50 in 2019, and there are no signs of slowing down for this Fourth of July tradition.
PeachFest, July, Atlanta
And on Broad Street in Atlanta, PeachFest in July showcases the state’s vendors, chefs, and artisans while benefiting a start up farm.
Georgia Belle Peach Festival, August, Alto
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.