August is National Peach Month and boy do we love to celebrate farm-fresh peaches in York County. We put together the best list of places you have to pick peaches, grab some peach ice cream, or even some peach bread! Check out this list for the best local peaches around!
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 is 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!
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address: 1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 548-3939
Come meet renowned author Dori Sanders at her Peach Farm Stand in the tiny community of Filbert. Her family operates one of the oldest African-American farms in the region. Her father, a former sharecropper, bought the land around 1915. The farm produces fruits and vegetables and specializes in growing Georgia Bells and Elberta peaches, which are sold at an old roadside stand. For Dori Sanders, the farming life and the writing life go hand in hand. A bestselling author, Dori was featured in Gourmet magazine (August 2004) and Southern Lady magazine (July 2004). Dori can be found most days, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, at her family's peach stand selling peaches and autographing her books.
Pro Tip: Don't leave without a copy of one of Dori Sanders' books!
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm
Address: 2101 Filbert Hwy. (Hwy. 321), Filbert, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 684-9156
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!
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Address: 1325 Highway 160 W., Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 547-7563
The Peach Tree Orchard is an open-air market in York specializing in peaches and other local produce. Step in to the ice cream parlor where fresh peach ice cream is sold in abundance. Peach season can vary but is generally 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!
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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 1950's and 60's. 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!
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm
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
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.