Valdosta Daily Times

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May 30, 2009

A peachy experience

Roadside farm stands open for business

Nothing says summer like a roadside farm stand overflowing with fresh produce. Fortunately, the South Georgia area has several great places for finding sweet peaches — and a few other seasonal fruits and vegetables.

With summer upon us, fresh peaches and other seasonal fruits such as melons and berries are available for purchase.

In Morven, they can be found at Lawson Peaches on Georgia Highway 133. Lawson Peaches Owner Barbara Lawson said that the peaches are usually sold from the beginning of May to the end of July.

Shoppers can also enjoy homemade peach ice-cream and lemonade, or purchase cookbooks with a variety of peach recipes. Other items made by peaches include peach glycerin soap, peach bath soap, peach bath salt and peach candles.

Among other produce at Lawson Peaches is Georgia watermelons, cantaloupes, nectarines, plums, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes and Vidalia onions.

A few miles down the road, on Georgia Highway 122 in Barney, peaches can be purchased at Luck & Moody Peaches.

Right now, Luck & Moody is offering June Gold peaches by the box or individually. In a few weeks, the family-owned stand plans to add Rio Grandes to its selection, as well as plums, nectarines and blueberries.

One will also find peach jelly, peach lemonade, fresh baked peach bread, homemade peach ice-cream and peach pound cakes.

“Our vegetables include tomatoes, squash, zucchini, Vidalia onions and sweet yellow and white corn,” said Stephanie Luck, whose mother, Lou Jean Luck owns the company. “Later this summer, we will offer white acre peas, zipper peas, blackeye peas and butter beans.”

Luck said that the company starts harvesting around the end of April and offers such produce from May until the first or second week of August. Luck’s grandfather, James E. Moody, started the business in the late 1950s. Moody was the third peach grower in Georgia.

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