Peach Season in Charlottesville

Chiles 2This is one of my favorite times of the year – peach season!  There is nothing like a ripe juicy peach – sweet and full of flavor.  If you are like me you go to Chiles Peach Orchard to purchase your peaches – no grocery store peaches for me.  I want them to have been picked the same day that I buy them.  Lucky for me Chiles Peach Orchard is just a short drive away from Charlottesville.  You can buy them already picked or you can pick them yourself.  They make their own peach ice cream and peach cider donuts so don’t forget to try them as well.

And while you are there they now have a tasting room for Prince Michel wines and Bold Rock ciders so you don’t have to make the long drive to sample these great wines and ciders.

This year I am making peach ice cream again for our guests.  We had some last week and it was so good that I have to make more this week.  We’ve also served peach crisps and spice waffles with caramelized peaches.  And don’t forget the peach oatmeal.  Tomorrow it’s going to be peach scone or peach muffin making time.  I think I could go on about making dishes with peaches for quite a while.  We have a great neighbor who knows how much I like peaches that she brought us over two slices of the most delicious peach pie.

Hm, all this talk about peaches – I think I’ll have one for a snack now.

peach collage

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