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  • Post #211 - July 5th, 2017, 9:58 am
    Post #211 - July 5th, 2017, 9:58 am Post #211 - July 5th, 2017, 9:58 am
    Got mine in Spooner, WI on Monday. Had 73 peaches in my case. Ate the first ones today - good, but not as good as years past. Still better than I can get at the grocery store.

    They advertised a limit of one case per person, but saw a guy with five on a dolly. The couple ahead of us wanted to buy nine cases to take back to their friends in MN since the truck wasn't going there this season. They had a couple of extra people with them and walked away with nine cases. Yesterday's Facebook post indicated they were now allowing two cases per person. Sad news is they expect their delivery season to be finished by mid-July, so I doubt they'll be back in the Chicago area at the end of the month. If you want more you'll need to travel to get them.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #212 - July 5th, 2017, 11:01 am
    Post #212 - July 5th, 2017, 11:01 am Post #212 - July 5th, 2017, 11:01 am
    Although we were out of town this past weekend, friends picked up a case of peaches and blueberries at the Clybourn stop and split them with us. Those are some damn fine peaches.
    -Mary
  • Post #213 - July 21st, 2017, 12:35 am
    Post #213 - July 21st, 2017, 12:35 am Post #213 - July 21st, 2017, 12:35 am
    Posted today:

    We are officially SOLD OUT of peaches for the season. We will not have peaches at any more stops through the rest of the season. We were grateful to have peaches as long as we did. We know it's sad that they ended early this season, but it just means more room for Michigan Blueberries! If you've never tasted them before, you are in for a real treat! They are fantastic made into jams or jellies, baked into countless goodies or enjoyed by the handful. They freeze great too, for some unbelievably delicious blueberry smoothies. We encourage you to get to the truck and get yours at your next stop! Check www.tree-ripe.com/calendar to find a stop convenient for you. The season is winding down, don't miss your chance!

    A five pound box of Michigan blueberries is $18. Beginning July 22nd, pecans will be back in stock at all locations for $12 for a 1 pound bag. See you at the truck!
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #214 - July 21st, 2017, 9:53 am
    Post #214 - July 21st, 2017, 9:53 am Post #214 - July 21st, 2017, 9:53 am
    We managed to get peaches two different times. The second box so far has more that aren't as good, but that number is low. I am really enjoying the second box of blueberries.
    -Mary
  • Post #215 - July 21st, 2017, 10:19 am
    Post #215 - July 21st, 2017, 10:19 am Post #215 - July 21st, 2017, 10:19 am
    The GP wrote:Although we were out of town this past weekend, friends picked up a case of peaches and blueberries at the Clybourn stop and split them with us. Those are some damn fine peaches.

    Mine were delicious.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #216 - July 21st, 2017, 10:25 am
    Post #216 - July 21st, 2017, 10:25 am Post #216 - July 21st, 2017, 10:25 am
    Ms. Ingie wrote:Posted today:

    We are officially SOLD OUT of peaches for the season. We will not have peaches at any more stops through the rest of the season. We were grateful to have peaches as long as we did. We know it's sad that they ended early this season, but it just means more room for Michigan Blueberries! If you've never tasted them before, you are in for a real treat! They are fantastic made into jams or jellies, baked into countless goodies or enjoyed by the handful. They freeze great too, for some unbelievably delicious blueberry smoothies. We encourage you to get to the truck and get yours at your next stop! Check http://www.tree-ripe.com/calendar to find a stop convenient for you. The season is winding down, don't miss your chance!

    A five pound box of Michigan blueberries is $18. Beginning July 22nd, pecans will be back in stock at all locations for $12 for a 1 pound bag. See you at the truck!


    Well, I am glad I got my case when I did. They were delicious. Not a single bad one in the bunch.

    I made CI's/ATK Summer Peach cake with a couple of lbs of them last weekend for the dessert exchange.https://instagram.com/p/BWtH95zhDGX/
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #217 - July 21st, 2017, 5:12 pm
    Post #217 - July 21st, 2017, 5:12 pm Post #217 - July 21st, 2017, 5:12 pm
    Bummer. I was out of town the first time they stopped in the city and was hoping they'd make the scheduled stop next weekend.

    Anybody have advice for finding good local peaches? I know you can find good ones from west Michigan but I've been disappointed with the ones I've bought the last couple years at the farmers markets.
  • Post #218 - July 24th, 2017, 9:40 am
    Post #218 - July 24th, 2017, 9:40 am Post #218 - July 24th, 2017, 9:40 am
    egghead wrote:Anybody have advice for finding good local peaches? I know you can find good ones from west Michigan but I've been disappointed with the ones I've bought the last couple years at the farmers markets.

    We are just back from Western Michigan and heard from a farmer there that two freezes in early May devastated peaches and cherries up there. We were able to buy some fairly pricey peaches at a large farmer's market along the Red Arrow Highway on our way back to the city, so there must be some. They smell good, but we haven't eaten them yet. I'd try the big local farmers' markets like Evanston's.
  • Post #219 - July 24th, 2017, 1:19 pm
    Post #219 - July 24th, 2017, 1:19 pm Post #219 - July 24th, 2017, 1:19 pm
    Hi- I am finally back. I noticed a few months ago here that somebody was asking about me. I've been visiting the board more regularly the last few weeks. On another post I will go into what has been going on with me. I just had to respond to this post about Michigan peaches. The farmer that told you that they had a freeze is not totally correct. I suspect some farmers that had locations where they should have not been growing peaches, froze out in May. I was worried when we had all the too warm weather in February and March that the peaches would bloom way too early, and then they would be wiped out. That happened I believe 3 or 4 years ago when everything bloomed 2 weeks early, and then after the trees went into bloom it got down to 28. That year almost everybody in Michigan got pretty much wiped out. My Sister because she has some of the best peach land in the state, ended up with 35% of a crop, and did not have any upick fruit that year at all.

    This year she has 100% of a crop, and all of the peach growers I have talked to at the Evanston market have told me the same thing. As a matter of fact, this last Saturday, Jon First was selling all his peaches for $3 a quart or 2 quarts for $5. He also had green beans for the same price, and blueberries for $3 a pint or 2 pints for $5, and he had a lot of his veggies priced at 5/$1. In Georgia and the Carolinas, they only have 25% of a crop this year. I just checked my sister's facebook page, and she will be having upick peaches starting 7/29. She only has upick peaches on Saturdays and Sundays. She is charging $1.25 a pound, or $1.15 a pound if you pick 100 pounds. She will have semi freestones this weekend, and the following weekend she will have freestone canning peaches. She should have red haven by then. She will also have them already picked at her fruit stand in Coloma. You can usually ask for a sample when you hit the farmer's markets in the Chicago area. This last Saturday several farmer's had free samples of peaches out. Also please hit the farmer's markets this summer. The people that sell veggies especially are hurting for business. Younger people are not learning how to cook.

    Here is a link to my sister's website. https://www.fruitacresfarm.com/contact-us
  • Post #220 - July 24th, 2017, 1:30 pm
    Post #220 - July 24th, 2017, 1:30 pm Post #220 - July 24th, 2017, 1:30 pm
    Appreciate the info, NFriday, but this farmer was farther north, in Ludington, and she told me they had two 28-degree nights that were highly damaging to their crops.
  • Post #221 - July 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm
    Post #221 - July 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm Post #221 - July 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm
    EvA wrote:We are just back from Western Michigan and heard from a farmer there that two freezes in early May devastated peaches and cherries up there.

    This must have been very isolated because it doesn't line up with what we're seeing at the commercial and industrial level.

    NFriday wrote:This year she has 100% of a crop, and all of the peach growers I have talked to at the Evanston market have told me the same thing. As a matter of fact, this last Saturday, Jon First was selling all his peaches for $3 a quart or 2 quarts for $5.

    This account lines up much more with what we're seeing.

    Not that it necessarily matters if you're seeking locally-grown fresh fruit but globally speaking, this year's Peach crop is very strong.

    =R=
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  • Post #222 - July 24th, 2017, 1:42 pm
    Post #222 - July 24th, 2017, 1:42 pm Post #222 - July 24th, 2017, 1:42 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    EvA wrote:We are just back from Western Michigan and heard from a farmer there that two freezes in early May devastated peaches and cherries up there.

    This must have been very isolated because it doesn't line up with what we're seeing at the commercial and industrial level.

    NFriday wrote:This year she has 100% of a crop, and all of the peach growers I have talked to at the Evanston market have told me the same thing. As a matter of fact, this last Saturday, Jon First was selling all his peaches for $3 a quart or 2 quarts for $5.

    This account lines up much more with what we're seeing.

    Not that it necessarily matters if you're seeking locally-grown fresh fruit but globally speaking, this year's Peach crop is very strong.

    =R=

    Glad to hear it.
  • Post #223 - August 2nd, 2017, 8:33 pm
    Post #223 - August 2nd, 2017, 8:33 pm Post #223 - August 2nd, 2017, 8:33 pm
    Thanks very much for the information, NFriday, and especially for the link to your sister's website. I like to bookmark links like that and check them for updates and possible visits when I'm planning road trips around the Midwest.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #224 - August 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am
    Post #224 - August 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am Post #224 - August 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am
    NFriday wrote: I suspect some farmers that had locations where they should have not been growing peaches, froze out in May.

    This is borne out by reports from the Michigan State University agricultural extension service, which issues reports on fruit growing in the state. A May report had this comment:
    "Peaches in good peach sites did not suffer much from the May 8 freeze, and the crop potential for peaches looks good."
    http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/southwest_ ... ay_16_2017
  • Post #225 - August 3rd, 2017, 7:43 pm
    Post #225 - August 3rd, 2017, 7:43 pm Post #225 - August 3rd, 2017, 7:43 pm
    There should be lots of red havens this weekend at the farmer's markets. I checked my sister's Facebook page, and she will have her upick peach orchard open this weekend. She will have red haven, and two different varieties that she bred herself. All three of the varieties are freestone. Also this weekend the Glad Peach Festival is taking place in downtown Coloma. If anybody is into chocolate truffles, Chocolate Gardens is located right down the road from the upick location. I have had Tina's truffles, and they are wonderful. They did a segment on her on food channel a few years ago. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #226 - June 5th, 2018, 6:18 am
    Post #226 - June 5th, 2018, 6:18 am Post #226 - June 5th, 2018, 6:18 am
    June 20 is the start of this season.

    The 2018 calendar is up on the website: http://www.tree-ripe.com/
  • Post #227 - June 5th, 2018, 6:57 am
    Post #227 - June 5th, 2018, 6:57 am Post #227 - June 5th, 2018, 6:57 am
    jimd wrote:June 20 is the start of this season.

    The 2018 calendar is up on the website: http://www.tree-ripe.com/


    Hmmm. They have always come on a weekend before but now the local dates are Fridays in the middle of the day
  • Post #228 - June 5th, 2018, 10:23 am
    Post #228 - June 5th, 2018, 10:23 am Post #228 - June 5th, 2018, 10:23 am
    Thanks for the heads up. I just put the Clybourn date on my calendar. I had to schedule a day off from work, so now I know which one it will be.
    Leek

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  • Post #229 - June 5th, 2018, 10:25 am
    Post #229 - June 5th, 2018, 10:25 am Post #229 - June 5th, 2018, 10:25 am
    leek wrote:Thanks for the heads up. I just put the Clybourn date on my calendar. I had to schedule a day off from work, so now I know which one it will be.

    Similarly, I'm going to work from home July 13. :-)
    -Mary
  • Post #230 - June 5th, 2018, 3:13 pm
    Post #230 - June 5th, 2018, 3:13 pm Post #230 - June 5th, 2018, 3:13 pm
    The GP wrote:
    leek wrote:Thanks for the heads up. I just put the Clybourn date on my calendar. I had to schedule a day off from work, so now I know which one it will be.

    Similarly, I'm going to work from home July 13. :-)


    See you there!
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #231 - June 6th, 2018, 4:04 pm
    Post #231 - June 6th, 2018, 4:04 pm Post #231 - June 6th, 2018, 4:04 pm
    jimd wrote:June 20 is the start of this season.


    I wonder why it's starting so late up there. Our Georgia peach truck has been selling since about the middle of May here in Middle TN.
  • Post #232 - June 7th, 2018, 2:50 pm
    Post #232 - June 7th, 2018, 2:50 pm Post #232 - June 7th, 2018, 2:50 pm
    Much as I love them and will make sure I get some this season, been eating globe peaches on the Greek island of Tinos for the last wk that make that make these look sick. More candy than fruit.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata

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