You know you want them. But are you afraid you can’t have them? Central Texas had a late, killing freeze this spring that took out much of the 2009 peach and nectarine crop. All is not lost, though; you’ll just have to look a little harder than usual to find local peaches this year. Check out your farmers’ market, or, in Austin, order through Farmhouse Delivery. A call to Psencik Peach Farm (details here) in Fredericksburg earlier today yielded good news, too: They’ve got two varieties harvesting now. Neither is free-stone, so they’re not ideal for canning and jam. But the flavor is good, and the farm-stand is open 9-5 everyday but Sunday, when its hours are 12-5.
If you’ve never tasted a just-picked peach, it’s time you did. (If you don’t know why, you can read my post on the subject from last year around this time.)