If you don't know about The Peach Truck, you should.
The Peach Truck is the delicious brainchild of Stephen Rose, a Georgia native who moved to Nashville and was immediately disheartened by the lack of fresh, flavorful peaches on grocery store shelves. After taking his wife Jessica to his hometown peach farm in Fort Valley, Georgia — in Peach County, no less — the duo decided that yes, those grocery store peaches were no good and that they needed to fix Nashville's peach problem.
In the summer of 2012, Stephen and Jessica bought an old 1964 Jeep truck and started peddling ripe, fresh and juicy Fort Valley peaches out of the cab. According to their website, after the first five weeks, the city of Nashville consumed more than 10 tons of the Roses' fresh-picked brown-bagged peaches.
After that success, they decided to take their show on the road and each summer they go on The Peach Truck Tour, selling their Georgia peaches throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
It's become an annual sign of summer and their local stops frequently have long, long lines. The peaches — they harvest more than 40 varieties, all non-GMO and nourished in Fort Valley's red Georgia clay — are good, like really, really good. They get rave reviews from outlets like Food & Wine and HuffPo, and have a cult following among Nashville chefs.
As the Roses claim, "The Peach Truck peaches surpass grocery store peaches because they are just hours off the tree when you eat them. Additionally, they’re picked when they’re ripe, and not a second before. Grocery store peaches can spend many, many days in distribution before making it to their final location, which is why their flavor and texture is so poor."
The peaches are available by the half-bushel aka a 25 pound box for $42.
Greater Cincinnati stops on June 23 and July 14 include:
8-10 a.m. Richwood Flea Market, 10915 Dixie Highway, Walton, Kentucky
8-10 a.m. Semco Outdoor, 11864 Chesterdale Road, Springdale
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Woodcraft Furniture, 1065 Reading Road, Mason
Noon-2 p.m. Performance Lexus at River Center, 633 W. Third St., Covington
3-5 p.m. Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Mont Clair Blvd., Milford
3:30-5 p.m. Bargains and Buyouts, 5150 Glencrossing Way, Western Hills
Find more info and a full list of stops at thepeachtruck.com.