Eat Fresh Peaches, LLC
UPDATE -- We found out at the last minute that some peaches from Big Smile would be available to us, different from what our previous understanding had been. However, the prices are higher, the availability and quality inconsistent, and we had already made plans for the summer. That's why you might see some Big Smile peaches this summer, but we won't be selling again until next year.
We are sad to announce that there has been a major crop failure of South Carolina and Georgia peaches this year. The South Carolina Big Smile peaches, which we have now purchased and sold for eight years or so, will not be available this year.
In the past we purchased peaches from various sources, including various parts of the country. Not until we began buying the Big Smile peaches did we find the consistent high quality and reliability that you and we have grown to expect, week after week, throughout July and August. When we realized that our usual source of peaches for this year was gone, we and our purchaser did some research into alternative sources of peaches, including Georgia peaches. Then we came across this article.
Rather than make you our guinea pigs this season by experimenting with peaches from other sources, we plan to take the summer off, doing some things with the family that we have been unable to do in years past because of the peach selling schedule.
There are other good sources of peaches out there, though perhaps less consistent than our usual source. Michigan, Missouri, and Colorado are just a few of the states that will be shipping peaches to Wisconsin. We hope that you will find something to hold you until next year, when we expect to be back in full force with peaches, blueberries, and perhaps other produce as well.