2017 Carolina Peach Truck Prices

 

Peach prices are higher this summer because unfavorable weather conditions ruined about 80% of the southern peach crop, but 100% of the remaining crop is sweeter than ever in South Carolina!

 

Carolina Peach Truck offers yellow varieties of  freestone South Carolina peaches from Watsonia Farms.  Watsonia Farms is a pioneering producer of certified USDA Organic peaches as well as regular (conventional) peaches that are globally certified for food safety. 

 

Regular peaches on the Carolina Peach Truck are $49 for a whole box.  A whole box of regular peaches weighs approximately 25 pounds and contains 65-80 peachs depending on their size.

 

Organic peaches on the Carolina Peach Truck are $59 for a whole box.  A whole box of organic peaches weighs approximately 18 pounds and contains 48-56 peaches depending on their size.

 

No advance order or purchase is necessary, and customers are welcome to divide whole boxes among themselves.

 

Carolina Peach Truck does not offer partial boxes of peaches due to the costs of additional packaging and wait times that are imposed by repacking whole boxes into partial boxes.

FAQs

 

Do I have to buy a whole box of peaches?...

 

Customers are welcome to divide whole boxes of peaches among themselves.

 

The simplest way to enjoy a whole box of world-class South Carolina peaches is eating them fresh and sharing this unique summer experience with with friends, family, and neighbors!

 

Peaches are also excellent for cooking in both sweet and savory recipes, and you can enjoy the superior flavor of South Carolina peaches all year round by canning or freezing them for freshness.

 

Carolina Peach Truck does not offer partial boxes of peaches due to the costs of additional packaging and wait times that are imposed by repacking whole boxes into partial boxes.

 

Do organic peaches taste different or have more nutritional value than regular (conventional) peaches?...

 

Organic peaches and regular peaches generally have the same taste and nutritional value, but their handling suggestions are different, and organic peaches are more expensive than regular peaches due to higher input costs and smaller yields.

 

What is the difference between organic and regular (conventional) peaches?...

 

The fundamental difference between organic and regular peaches is the method of farming as opposed to the taste or nutritional value.  Organic peaches are primarily grown with natural crop protection while regular peaches are grown with a combination of natural and synthetic crop protection.

 

Organic and regular farming methods are audited annually at Watsonia Farms to meet the highest food safety certification standard in the world (Primus), so rest assured that both organic and regular peaches are healthy choices from Carolina Peach Truck.

Handling Suggestions

 

Fresh peaches are picked firm in order to pack and ship without bruising or flat-spotting.

 

The most reliable way to soften firm peaches in about two days is to spread each peach a few inches apart upon a flat cloth with the stem down and tip up at room temperature.

 

Do not refrigerate firm peaches until they are soft unless you prefer to eat firm peaches immediately from a refrigerator. 

 

Storing firm peaches in a refrigerator to soften later at room temperature duplicates grocery store handling that results in compromised flavor and texture.

 

Soft peaches should last about a week at room temperature and a few days longer in a refrigerator.

 

Organic peaches soften more quickly than regular peaches and have a shorter shelf life than regular peaches.

 

Always remove firm organic peaches from their trays and boxes to soften where air can circulate freely, and consider refrigerating soft organic peaches to maximize their shelf life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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