Great peaches in Georgia? We hope you’re not surprised. Since 1995, Georgia has been known as the peach state, meaning that you’re never too far from a deliciously sweet bite of southern goodness!
About Georgia Peaches
Peaches originally came to us from China, and were traded along the Silk Road on their way to Europe and America. The Georgia Encyclopedia says that Franciscan Monks brought the fruit to our shores and the islands nearby as early as 1571. In celebration, Georgia has a peach festival in Fort Valley each year. During the festival, the world’s largest peach cobbler is crafted, sizing out to 11 by 5 feet and 8 inches deep. Not only is the peach cobbler delicious, it is also free to taste! Naturally, most of the peaches sold in Georgia are sold fresh. There are no major processing operations in the state.
Peaches Near Us!
We wouldn’t want you to experience Mountain Top Inn & Resort without getting a real taste of the local area. Apart from getting in touch with the scenery, down-home community, and doing all the fun activities nearby, getting your hands on some sweet, authentic Georgia peaches is a great way to spend your time with us. So here are a few places to pick up some delicious southern goodness!
With an over century-old history, Dickey Farms is an institution known specifically for its heritage of peaches. Today, along with providing a bounty of Georgia’s fruit both locally and nationally (you can place your order online) the farm features a playground, farm tours, a market, and more for you and your family to enjoy!
The Shed at Fitzgerald Fruit Farms
Less than 30 minutes away from Mountain Top, The Shed is a beautiful place to take your family for a relaxing day of fresh fruit. You can let the kids run wild as they pick their own strawberries from the You-Pick Patch, then grab a rocking chair and enjoy some homemade peach ice cream! There are also plenty of options for fresh produce, canned goods, and of course beautiful peaches.
Gregg Farms has been sharing their produce with the local community since the 70s, celebrating Georgia’s heritage of home-grown comfort in the form of peaches and other fruits and veggies. You can get a taste of what makes this stand so special by simply browsing the locally grown food, and enjoying a variety of peach inspired foods like peach ice cream, peach bread, peach fritters, and more!
Whether you’d like to grab a basket for the road or experience a farmhouse environment, there are plenty of places near Mountain Top to appreciate Georgia’s beautiful peaches while you stay. Be sure to ask a local for more info during your stay, and bring a lot of napkins when you make your way to one of our beautiful farms: they can get messy!