I am a fan of pick your own places. Strawberries, peas, peaches, berries, corn - if it grows, I'll probably pick it.
A few weeks ago, I grabbed my 16 year old son and forced him to accompany me to the peach orchard.
The picking season this year for peaches was really, really short - just two days. Apparently, a night of 27°at the end of April killed off a lot of the blooms and most of the harvest.
Despite that, we picked about 4.5 pecks. Four pecks equals one bushel, and one bushel of peaches weighs about 50 pounds, so says Google.
I made two pies. Twenty four jars of Bourbon Peach Vanilla Jam. Cut up enough and froze them to make four gallon bags. And I turned the rest into Peach Summertime Liquor for Christmas Gifts again, because that was hugely popular.
By the end of that weekend, I didn't even want to think about a peach.