SC Peach Season: the most wonderful time of the year!

Jul 13, 2023

Categories: Blog

Experience the sweetest season of the year in South Carolina - Peach Season! Don't miss out on the fresh goodness that summer brings to the table. Head over to North Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market, where you can indulge in the juiciest SC peaches, along with other delightful seasonal treats like tomatoes, blackberries, sweet corn, okra, watermelon, and even Muscadines & Scuppernongs (wild grapes) starting in late August. Opening every Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM from May to December, the North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market is the place to be. And if you can't make it there, you can find peaches at various roadside produce stands in the area.

Hold onto your taste buds: five fast fun facts about SC peaches:

• Move over, Georgia - South Carolina produces more peaches than any other state in the US, except for California.

• The Western counties of South Carolina are responsible for 60% of the state's peach production, with three of them bordering Georgia.

• When it comes to peaches, there are two categories: Clingstone (June) and Freestone (July-August).

• South Carolina proudly holds the nickname "The Tastier Peach State," making it known nationwide for its delicious fruit.

• The SC peach industry not only brings in approximately $80 million to the state yearly but also provides employment for over 100,000 people.

Festive Fresh Peach Recipes to Try:

Peach Sangria
1 Bottle of White Wine (use your favorite)

3/4 cup of White Rum

1/4 cup of Peach Schnapps

5 peaches sliced

4 cups of Sprite or diet Sprite


In a large pitcher, combine white rum, peach schnapps, wine, and peaches.  Chill for 3-4 hours.

Just before serving, gently stir in Sprite.  Enjoy!

Easy Peach Crumble

4 cups of fresh peaches, sliced

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup cold butter

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup rolled oats


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Arrange sliced peaches evenly in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.

Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl using a pastry cutter until crumbly.

Fold oats into the flour mixture.

Sprinkle mixture evenly over peaches, pressing down lightly.

Bake for about 30 minutes.  ENJOY!

The famous Peachiod is a tourist attraction/water tower located in Gaffney, SC.

Get ready to savor the mouthwatering flavors of South Carolina's peaches. It's an experience you won't want to miss!

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