Tuesday, June 17, 2014

each peach - live from Boone Hall Farms Upick

"Do I dare eat a peach?"
-T. S. Elliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


Dear reader, in case you hadn't already digested this fact, this is not a trendy or fashionable blog - it's not a blog about me and I am certainly neither of those things. Don't get me wrong, I admire the work of those talented gals who blog about fashion but I'm the last person on earth to consult on the subject. Now if you're looking for practical info like where to park downtown or how to get twins to nap, I'm your girl. On this note... 

The Peaches Are Ready!!! and also Boone Hall Farms U-pick is actually not open until 9am and closes at 5pm - today's earlier post mentioned them opening at 8:30 am, but apparently that doesn't apply yet, though we thought it was already hotter than blue blazes in the fields by 9am this morning. Herewith, a few PMK tips fresh from the fields...


It is hot. Take plenty of water. It's also a great idea to take a bucket of water in the back of the car or this incredible portable shower to wash down after picking. Wear old shoes or flip flops and don't wash your car before heading to the fields! Wear a hat and plenty of sun screen too. Be prepared to be absolutely filthy when you leave (it's OK, it's a good kinda filthy)...

Instruct your little ones to press into each peach gently with their thumb before plucking it as some peaches aren't ready yet and some that are close are fine to pick and can ripen a bit more on the counter at home. One twin was at the Gibbes Museum of Art summer camp this morning while his brother and I had some one-on-one time ( a great thing for twins sometimes)...


Park at the Upick entrance off Hwy 17 and pick up your basket, then drive back to the peach trees along the dirt road. Peaches are $.99 per lb. All the info you need is here on BHF's site


The blueberries and blackberries are ready too!! However, though we did hit the peaches and blueberries today, we were fully cooked by the time we reached the blackberries. Know when to walk away - you can always go back. 
*note how I edited my unfashionable self out of this parting shot, but the nail color is OPI Strawberry Margarita, hehe)...


Happy Picking and thanks to Boone Hall Farms for a great morning in the fields!

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