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 has delivered peaches from Pearson Farm, a fifth-generation Georgia peach farm, to happy fans in Wisconsin for over 30 years.
"Despite a challenging late Spring freeze in Georgia, all of our freestone peaches were untouched," noted third-generation Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. owner Tiernan Paine. "We are beyond excited the weather cooperated, and that we are once again able to deliver an incredible crop of peaches this year, without the need to limit purchases as in some years past."
The 2022 season officially begins Wednesday, June 15, with stops offering Georgia peaches, Georgia pecans and New Mexico pistachios. Starting right around July 4, Tree-Ripe will also add Michigan blueberries to the mix.
Submit your best recipe to win
To celebrate summer and all it brings, Tree-Ripe will also be hosting a Facebook recipe contest. To enter, join the Tree-Ripe Facebook group and submit your go-to recipes for Georgia Peaches and/or Michigan Blueberries. Submissions will be accepted between June 15 and July 31. One winner will be selected at random to win a $500 Tree-Ripe gift card on August 1.
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