August is National Peach Month

August is National Peach Month!

You can learn more about peaches, their history in Georgia, and their role in our state’s economy  by reading this New Georgia Encyclopedia article about peaches.

The DLG also has plenty of resources documenting peach farming, production, and consumption.

Grading and packing peaches - Marshallville. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection, University Archives, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Grading and packing peaches – Marshallville. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection, University Archives, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
How to choose and use fresh Georgia peaches. Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture. Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peaches.
How to choose and use fresh Georgia peaches. Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture. Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peaches.
Photograph of Audrey Fagan in Blooming Peach Tree During Peach Festival, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia, 1924. Peach Public Library, Fort Valley, Georgia.
Photograph of Audrey Fagan in Blooming Peach Tree During Peach Festival, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia, 1924. Peach Public Library, Fort Valley, Georgia.
Peach orchard. spc20-011c, Box 20, Small Print Collection, RG 48-2-1, Georgia Archives.
Peach orchard. spc20-011c, Box 20, Small Print Collection, RG 48-2-1, Georgia Archives.

Enjoy these resources, and enjoy a fresh peach while they’re still in season!

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