Guilford County, NC - North Carolina peaches are one of the best things about summer. And don't forget about the blueberries and blackberries also in season through August.
WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain joined local farmers on the Good Morning Show Tuesday, to show off this season's tasty crop.
There are hundreds of varieties of peaches grown in the southeast and at Parsons Farm in Candor, farmers produce 52 varieties. Christine Parsons told us her secret to making sure every bite tastes sweet.
"We just baby them and make sure they have the right fertilizer at the right time and pray for rain at the right time and just a little TLC can go a long way."
The blueberry and blackberry crops are also outstanding this season. Bruce Henry from Blueberry Hill in Colfax says the rain hasn't been too much of a hassle.
"It's a little late this season but it gave the berries a little more time to ripen and mature," he said.
You can support your local farmer seven days a week at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.
And make sure you head out to Blueberry and Blackberry Day on Friday, July 12th from 11am to 1pm. Peach Day is on Friday, July 19th from 11am to 1pm. Enjoy an ice cream party both days during those hours.
For all the cooks out there, it's time to bring out your secret peach recipe. It could earn you some extra cash! First prize is $100. Entries will be received from 8am until 10am on Friday, July 19th at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Administrative Office.
Be sure to click on the link for the rules and more information about the contest. Or call the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market at 336-605-9157.
WFMY News 2