by Crystal - June 2, 2020
This is an honest review of The Peach Truck based on my personal experience as a paying customer. I have not been compensated for writing this blog post and sharing it with our readers.
I’ll admit I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook and social media platforms in general. Every now and then, though, the algorithm works its magic in my favor, and I discover something new. A few weeks ago, The Peach Truck popped up in my feed, and they were headed to Dallas! The story behind the summer operation is as sweet as the peaches themselves, and well, I’m a sucker for a good story and a juicy peach. I just couldn’t pass up the chance to try a batch of honest to goodness Georgia Peaches. Sign me up, please!
The Story Behind The Peach Truck
The Peach Truck was founded by a Nashville-based couple (Jessica and Stephen) who couldn’t seem to find anything in Tennessee quite like the fresh, sweet Georgia peaches Stephen grew up on. So, they decided to bring their favorite summertime treat from his hometown in Georgia to Nashville and share their passion with others. That first summer, they sold the good stuff from the back of their Jeep. Now it’s a nationwide operation. Every summer, The Peach Truck goes on tour, making stops in several states delivering boxes of pre-ordered peaches by the half-bushel. You can also order online to have peaches delivered to your door. Visit their website for more details.
Peaches and nectarines are staples in our house in the summertime. We look forward to peach season all year long, and I simply can’t buy enough of them during the summer months. Even still, I must admit I was a little nervous about buying a 25 lb box of peaches. I hate for good food to go to waste. And the perfect peach is hard to find. You never quite know what you’ll get before you take a bite. But, when you get a good one, there’s nothing better! I digress…
When I picked up my big orange peach-filled box, the “peach slinger,” as they’re called, who helped me told me that the peaches were fully ripe and had just been picked two days prior. Talk about fresh! He also gave me a card printed with easy to follow instructions about how to care for and get the most out of my peaches. When I got them home, they were all firm as he said that they would be. And not a single bad peach in the bushel. I typically don’t buy fruit in boxes or bags because there are always a few bad ones. Because of that, I like to pick each one out individually. All 25 lbs of these beauties looked good enough to eat!
Even though they were still a bit firm, we couldn’t resist a taste. They were good but not quite ready. Over the past few days, they have started to soften a little so that they’re perfect for eating just as they are, and oh my goodness are Georgia peaches sweet! Nature’s candy and a delight to the other senses, too. You get a whiff of peachy goodness just by picking one up to wash it. And they’re so juicy that they’re a bit messy, too, which makes them fun to eat. One of life’s simple pleasures. Now I know what all the fuss is about!
The Order Process
The entire process was super easy. I went to their website, plugged in my zip code, selected the date for a convenient location and placed my order. Within minutes, I received an order confirmation via email that contained my order details as well as instructions for pickup. I also received reminders in the days before pickup. One of them included a QR code to show the “peach slinger” when I picked up my peaches. They earn extra bonus points in my book for emails that are short, to the point and easy to read.
The Pickup Process
The pickup window was 90 minutes long. There were tons of people there to pick up peaches. More than I expected. But the lines were orderly, efficient, and everyone was socially distanced. The peach slingers were super friendly, and I was in and out in under 20 minutes. I only wish I had gotten their earlier to get an unobstructed photo of the truck. This may sound corny, but the pickup experience itself was novel and a little exciting. Dare I say fun?!
What To Do With All Those Peaches?
Of course, we have been eating them fresh. They’re also great for gifting. I shared some of our stash with family and neighbors. I also plan to freeze some for cobbler. There are instructions for canning and freezing peaches on the website.
When I placed my order, I couldn’t resist adding The Peach Truck Cookbook to my cart. I’m something of a cookbook collector, and this one looks like a winner. As my favorites always do, it tells a story, teaches a thing or two about food, and is filled with beautiful images. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.
As the saying goes, a good thing is hard to find. And these peaches are a treat to look forward to year after year. I plan to make our pickup from The Peach Truck and annual event. Now that I know what to expect, I may just spring for the full bushel next year. I see lots of peachy desserts and cocktails in my future.
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Wishing you a happy and healthy summer,
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