It’s peach season and Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. is back, delivering fresh Georgia peaches and pecans to farmers’ markets, events and drop-off locations around the greater Milwaukee area.
It’s an annual tradition for the family-owned company, which is celebrating its 30th year of delivering peaches from Pearson Farm, a fifth-generation Georgia peach farm, to happy fans in Wisconsin.
Here’s where you can find Tree-Ripe in the Milwaukee area this week:
Wednesday, June 24 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Elks Lodge, 5555 Good Hope Rd.
Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to noon
Oconomowoc Farmers Market
Bank Five Nine Campus Lot, 155 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc
Sunday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shorewood Farmers' Market
Estabrook Park, 4100 Estabrook Parkway, Shorewood
Monday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon
Ray's Wine and Spirits
8930 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
Tuesday, June 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
6516 S. Lovers Lane Rd., Franklin,
Tuesday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon
2504 E. Oklahoma Ave., Bay View
Tuesday, June 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Village Outdoor Living
6075 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale
For more pick-up times and locations, visit tree-ripe.com
Nominate an everyday hero for a peachy prize
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Tree-Ripe has launched the "You’re a Peach" gratitude campaign, a social media initiative through which customers can nominate their everyday heroes, tell their stories, and enter them for a chance to win a very special prize.
To enter, head to the Tree-Ripe Facebook page and share your everyday hero’s story on the pinned "You’re a Peach" post. One story will be selected each week during the peach season and their story will be shared via Tree-Ripe Fruit Co.’s social pages.
And, at the end of the season, one lucky hero will win a trip for two to Fort Valley, Georgia to spend the weekend at Pearson Peach Farm during the 2021 peach season.The grand prize winner’s trip will include lodging at the Pearson Farm AirBnb farmhouse, a private-guided tour through the peach and pecan orchards, a farm-to-table dinner and all the peaches they can consume.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.