So here's the latest. I feel like we've been going back and forth the last couple of days. We had a cold, cold night two nights ago. From what they saw yesterday morning, it was looking like we'd be just fine. As they started cutting the buds more to check for life this morning, it's looking like we got hit pretty hard by the frost. As in, having peaches in May could be tough. However, the peaches we'll have Mid-June on are pretty well perfect. No damage whatsoever.
As of now, we still feel like we'll have peaches in Nashville starting Mid-May. The farm wants so badly to get them up here for y'all, and they're going to do everything they can to make that happen.
We as consumers take so much for granted, don't we? If the Southeast gets hit hard by a freeze, California or Chile peaches show up in the grocery store. And we don't really have to think twice about it.
That's one our biggest passions here at The Peach Truck. We want to connect people with their farmer. It's not been an easy couple of days for peach farmers in the Southeast. Many have decided to pack it in for the summer. Uncle Bill and Uncle Al are trudging forward and they're gonna do everything in their power to make sure we have a wonderful crop this summer.
If Pearson Farm does not have peaches, The Peach Truck does not have peaches. Couldn't we go partner up with some other farm out west and bring their peaches to Nashville? Sure, but that's not what we're about. We feel the ebbs and flows of farm life just like Pearson Farm has for 5 Generations. We're not a grocery store. We're an art project that believes deeply that people, when given the opportunity, will choose quality over the cheapest price. People will choose to support a regional farmer over someone they have no connection to. People will drive across town for the best peach on the planet. People will take the extra step to support something they believe in.
So we move forward, grateful for each and every peach we get to share with our neighbors in Nashville and beyond this summer. We're grateful for the opportunity to serve once again.
I know this much: the peaches that have fought through the cold are going to be amazing. They've been through a lot to get where they are, and it won't be for naught.
Get your napkins ready. Peaches are coming before you know it.