Get a peach of this—5 places to find fresh peaches near Birmingham

Can’t wait to see these guys in a cobbler. Photo via Penton Farms’ Facebook

If you could eat one food from a cartoon, what would it be? One of mine would be the peach slush drink from “James and the Giant Peach”—even though that movie sort of emotionally scarred me as a child. Anyway, here’s a few items you need to know about peach season in the South and where to find ’em in Birmingham.

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5 u-pick strawberry farms just a short drive from Birmingham, and more

Birmingham, Alabama, U-Pick, May, Strawberries
Photo via @LouAllenFarms on Facebook

Slather on the sunscreen and pack a cooler of drinks and snacks. U-pick strawberry season is still in full gear in Alabama for the month of May. Bham Now has the scoop on the strawberry farms within reasonable driving distance of Birmingham. Plus, we’ve got a sneak peek of u-pick options for June right here in Jefferson County.

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Chilton County peach crop hit hard. Auction raises $25K for Lions Club

Chilton Peach Auction
1st Place Peaches grown by Jerry Harrison. Won for $3400 by ALFA.

How much would you pay for a basket of peaches?  At the Clanton Lions Club annual benefit, 25 baskets were auctioned off for an average of $1K each.  Ok, it was for a good cause.  But get ready, ’cause your basket price  is going up too.

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