When it comes to summertime, S.C. never leaves us s(peach)less.
DYK that when it comes to peach production, S.C. comes in 2nd nationally behind California? And come on… they cover much more land. We produce more peaches than “the peach state” – take that, Georgia.
I know at this time each year I’m on a quest to find the most plump + perfect peaches, but going to the grocery store can only get you so far. Why rely on other people to decide what peaches enter your home? Go out and pick your own peaches, GVL.
Produce always tastes sweeter when you pick it yourself, so here are six S.C. peach orchards that are an easy drive away. Pick your own sweet, spherical taste of summertime.
While Beechwood Farms do have their own u-pick opportunities for various produce, the peaches are not u-pick. They are sold at most of the local farmers’ markets.
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, Closed Sunday
Location: 204 Bates Bridge Rd., Marietta
Distance from GVL: 26 minutes away
#DYK there are different kinds of peaches for eating and peaches for cobblering? Fisher’s Orchard has a detailed schedule to tell you which peaches grow at what times. They also give you specific notes on each peach so you know exactly what to expect from your batch.
Picking Times: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day
Location: 650 Fisher Rd., Greer, S.C. 29651
Distance from GVL: 40 minutes away
While taking a visit to The Shed isn’t exactly pickin’ peaches straight off the tree, farmers carefully select peaches to go on sale in this open-air peach stand. The Shed is a summertime tradition that was built in 1955 and just continues to get better with age.
Location: 3097 Highway 11 West, Chesnee, S.C.
Times: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day
Distance from GVL: 1 hour away
This is an orchard that is a little more off the beaten path – directions read “three miles from Eutawville” – but doesn’t that somehow make the experience more fun? I know I love to get my produce from fruit stands in the middle of nowhere.
Times: Call for availability: 803-492-3788
Location: 205 Hinnant Rd., Eutawville, S.C.
Distance from GVL: 2 hours 43 minutes away
45 acres of peach trees + they ship peach gift boxes nationwide. Shoutout to our reader, Geordy, for letting us know about this place.
Times: Open year-round, Mon – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 3769 Parris Bridge Road, Boiling Springs, 29316
Distance from GVL: 34 minutes
Nestled right outside of Camden, these farms specialize in blackberries + peaches. It’s a little off the grid, so in order to get the deets on their patches, you have to call their owner to see if you can stop by that day.
Times: Call for availability: 803-432-6499
Location: 653 Bishopville Hwy., Camden, S.C.
Distance from GVL: 2 hours 10 minutes away
Did we miss your favorite peach patch? Let us know in the comments.