This isn’t a story about a business or a truck ... or even a peach.This is a love story.
When I moved to Nashville in the summer of 2010, I made a disheartening discovery many before me already had: in just one state away, I couldn’t find fresh, flavorful peaches like the kind I’d grown up with.
I spent most of my childhood summers at a peach farm in my hometown of Fort Valley, Georgia. And to my surprise, no markets or grocers around Nashville were supplying true Georgia peaches, the heirloom I considered a non-negotiable staple of Southern summers. What I found instead was a poorly handled, less juicy, and bland imposter. Even worse, no one around me seemed to know what they were missing.
Soon after, my wife Jessica and I took a trip back to my hometown farm and confirmed two of our suspicions: 1) Nashville indeed had a peach problem, and 2) we may hold the only viable solution. It was then that we began dreaming of a way to partner with my hometown farm to bring these prized peaches not only to Nashvillians, but to households nationwide.
That dream began to unfold after our wedding in the summer of 2012, when we started selling fresh, tree-ripened Georgia peaches out of the back of our ‘64 Jeep Gladiator. Within five weeks, Nashville had consumed more than 10 tons of our infamous brown-bagged peaches. That first summer confirmed, we were hitting a big felt need for something more.
Since then, we have remained passionate about providing both our neighbors and far-flung fruit enthusiasts with the best peaches possible. During the summer season, you can find The Peach Truck on corners across Nashville, on tour in various states, or in packages delivered right to your porch. So now, no matter where you reside, you can indulge in the magic of fresh-picked Georgia peaches all summer long!
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