Today was opening day at Norm Lehne Garden & Orchard. A friend and I showed up just after 7:30 am to pick Red Haven peaches. They don't actually open until 8:00 am, but we were the second in line waiting our turn to get into the orchard. By the time Norm unlocked the gate there was a line of a dozen cars behind us.
Norm said (in last night's email) that it was going to be a light crop. I think the entire two rows were picked clean within a half hour. I forget how many pounds Cinda weighed for me, but counting the six peaches we have eaten since I got home (Kevin and I had big, juicy bowls of them and I made us each a Peach Lassi for breakfast) and the six I gave away to my dad, I picked about 60 peaches. Perfect Peach Pie is definitely on the menu for Sunday dinner!
I also picked enough yellow wax beans, Romano beans, slender zucchini, crook-neck squash, and red beets to keep us in fresh veggies for a few days.
Slender Blue Lake beans
Norm says Suncrest peaches will be ready in a week and a half or so. You can sign up to get on his email list if you check out his website.