Every week the local scene just gets tastier and tastier. Here’s one to consider: Peaches. Early indications are that this year will be better than last and some farmers are already seeing signs of a hearty crop.
If this is the year you’ve promised yourself to work the fields in a pick-your-own program, then it’s time to start planning. Blueberries, blackberries, and peaches are ready throughout the Piedmont for fresh picks. Here are a few places to consider:
–Hartland Orchard in Fauquier County. (www.hartlandorchard.com).
–Great Country Farms in Loudoun County. (www.greatcountryfarms.com).
Of course, there are plenty of farm market opportunities promising a wonderful season of just-picked fruits and vegetables to mark the beginning of Summer as a ripe opportunity for the freshest products.