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Best Local Peach Source?


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Best Local Peach Source?

Marty L. | Aug 31, 2004 08:46 PM

This is, of course, the best season for local produce, including corn, melons, peppers, tomatoes, and, especially, peaches. This weekend we got some dud West Virginia peaches from the two women set up in front of Eastern Market -- although it might have been an aberration, seeing as how Pam's Friend Meg, a reliable source, raves about their wares.

The best I've had this season have come from a small orchard that sets up shop on Peach Tree Lane just north of Route 28 -- Salisbury Orchard. A close second are the peaches from Ortanna, available at several farmers' markets, including the Sunday Dupont Circle market. Not far behind are the peaches from Lewis's Orchard, available at their stand on Route 28 (just around the corner from Salisbury), and also from the roadside vendors on River Road south of Goldsboro, and Massachusetts Avenue north of Little Falls Road, both in Bethesda.

Lots of folks rave about Toigo, at the farmers' markets, but I think that although they're decent, they are more flash than flavor, and overpriced.

Any other hidden jewels to try during the remaining few weeks of Peach?


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