One of my very favorite things about summer….and living in the south – Farm Fresh Produce!!!
My friend, her husband, and I went out to this little town called Barney to buy peaches last weekend. I didn’t have any of the homemade ice cream, but my friends did. I was strictly there to buy peaches.
That was, until I discovered they had peach lemonade!
Doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious? PEACH LEMONADE! Yummmmm yum yum yum yum yum yummmmm! That just sounds like heaven in your mouth…..
…and it was….but I sure wish I hadn’t watched them make it. Oh they were clean, that wasn’t the issue. I placed my order for the largest one they had! The girl began putting fresh lemons into the press and out came the juice. My mouth started to water! When she had enough juice, she poured it over some ice, added some water and probably some sugar. Oh boy was I salivating now! And THEN she broke my heart, y’all. She opened a CAN of artificial peach nectar and topped off my fresh squeezed lemonade with that CANNED stuff! BAM, dry mouth…. I was never so insulted in my entire life! Okay, I’m being dramatic here, but HELLO….we’re at a PEACH FARM…..wait, Orchard….well whatever. You’d think they could pop a few peaches into that big ol press and get some REAL FRESH peach juice, right? Or at least they could have muddled some in the bottom of a glass. The point is, I didn’t feel that it was an outlandish idea to expect fresh peach juice in my peach lemonade….AT A PEACH FARM!
There were TWO peach farms side by side. One had the lemonade, one did not. The first one we went to was the one that didn’t. I bought a “peck” of peaches (I think that was the first time I’ve ever knowingly bought a “peck” of anything! Monumental moment for sure!), a cantaloupe that once I got it home ended up to be too ripe and had to be thrown away, and a big Vidalia onion. My friends bought peaches too, but like I said, they also indulged in the homemade peach ice cream! They were oohing and aaahing because it was soo good. …And then we went to the “other” peach stand. (the one pictured above) The Burton Brooks people took one look at those cups of ice cream from Luck & Moody (the OTHER place) and said once you try theirs, you’d never eat the Luck & Moody’s again. And it seemed they were right. Buton Brooks’ ice cream was real ice cream with chunks of peach in it. Luck & Moody’s was soft serve with NO peach chunks. If it were me, I’d rather have peach chunks.
So, they ruined MY peach lemonade AND my friends’ peach ice cream. Way to go, peach people! Way to go.
Here is my peck of peaches…..
They smelled and tasted just as delicious as they look!