Did you know South Carolina is the 2nd largest state for peach production behind California? In fact, there are about 18,000 acres of peach orchards here in the Palmetto state. Here are some of the farms you can load up on peaches in York County.
Springs Farm Fresh Market
This orchard sits peacefully in the heart of Fort Mill. Fresh peaches, sweetened by the Carolina sun, grow on trees that have rested on this land for generations. Healthy, vibrant fresh peaches and robust strawberry fields are how Springs Farm began. Since 1936, the Springs Family has been growing and harvesting peaches on their 70-acre peach farm. Each peach crop has been cultivated and cared for on the land that has been in the Springs family for hundreds of years.
Pro Tip: Definitely grab some peach cider while you are here!
Address: 1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 548-3939
The Peach Stand
Since 1980, The Peach Stand in Fort Mill has been dedicated to providing the best products for their customers. At The Peach Stand, you will find fresh, locally grown produce, a custom butcher shop, a restaurant and deli, a bakery, an ice cream parlor, and a specialty foods section loaded with gourmet items. They sell their own locally grown produce straight off Springs Farm, like fresh peaches, strawberries, blackberries, and garden produce.
Pro Tip: Stay for supper or grab your groceries and cook at home!
Address: 1325 Highway 160 W., Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 547-7563
The Peach Tree Orchard
The Peach Tree Orchard is an open-air market in York specializing in peaches and other local produce. Step into the ice cream parlor where fresh peach ice cream is sold in abundance. Peach season can vary but is generally from June to Early September. Throughout the entire season, they feature roughly 40 varieties of peaches.
Pro Tip: The peach ice cream is amazing, but don't leave without a scoop of the Charleston Sea Salt. Yum!
Address: 2077 Filbert Highway, York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-8514
Bush- N-Vine is a family-owned farm providing you with locally-grown strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, and fresh produce in season. They have been growing fresh fruits and vegetables since 1979. However, the Bush-N-Vine Farm has actually been in the Hall family for much longer---over 150 years! Originally the farm was solely a peach orchard. The building located on our farm in York, South Carolina was used as a peach packing shed in the 1950s and 60s. In 1979, Bob Hall reopened the doors using the space as an open-air market. After graduating from Clemson University in 1980 Bob made farming his career. He has been selling delicious produce in the stand ever since. In 2010, after graduating from Clemson University, Sam Hall joined forces with his dad and started working at the farm full-time.
Pro Tip: Put vanilla ice cream in a slushie to make the perfect blendie!
Address: 1650 Filbert Highway, York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 684-2732
Black’s Peaches takes pride in providing only the best produce. They grow tomatoes, strawberries, peaches, and more. Our Grill is open Tuesday-Saturday 11-2 PM. Black's Peaches has been a family-owned business since 1923. Established by his great-grandfather, Arthur Lindsay Black, Arthur Q. Black has kept the family farm growing himself since 1972.
Pro Tip: Go during lunch hours, Tuesday-Saturday 11-2
Address: 1800 Black Highway, York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 684-2333
8 Fun Facts about PEACHES!
1. August is National Peach Month!
2. South Carolina produces more peaches than Georgia even though Georgia is considered the “Peach State”.
3. Fresh peaches are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber.
4. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
5. There are over 2000 varieties of peaches in the world.
6. The average lifespan of a peach tree is about 12 years.
7. Peaches help in maintaining healthy vision, skin care, nervous system, healthy bones, and teeth.
8. The peach is a member of the rose family and is a close relative of almonds.