There's a big semi truck full of delicious tree ripened Georgia peaches that rolls around southern Minnesota selling peaches for cheap. Who could pass that up? You have to buy at least 25 pounds though. They make stops at a whole bunch of towns around here and stay for only a few hours. If you don't know about it then you're out of luck, and we were lucky to find out. Here's a fun little story about John getting some peaches:
It was an unusually hot day for us at about 101 and very humid. On top of that our air conditioning in our car had just gone out and we had to drive about 40 miles round trip to get the peaches. The girls were sure they wanted to come so I took them for a test drive around town in the heat just so they would know what it was going to be like. After they decided that they were tough enough we got a couple ice packs, bottled water, some freeze pops and hit the road. As luck would have it the peach truck was parked in the parking lot of an auto parts dealer. I had enough freon left in a couple of cans to refill the a/c but there was a leak. The guy at the auto parts store said I probably needed to replace the O rings. That was about 5 bucks. Since I had my tools there I decided to tackle the job in the parking lot on the shaded side of the building. It's not every day that things go this smoothly, but I'm happy to say that after about 20 minutes of tinkering and peach eating we were back on the road with a/c and 24 pounds of peaches. When we got home we cut most of them up and froze them. We'll decide what to do with them later. And yes, they were amazing!