By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 14, 2024 at 2:34 PM

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It’s peach season and Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. is back, delivering fresh Georgia peaches and pecans to farmers’ markets, events and drop-off locations around the greater Milwaukee area.

It’s an annual tradition for the family-owned company, which has delivered peaches from Pearson Farm, a fifth-generation Georgia peach farm, to happy fans in Wisconsin for over 30 years.

The best peach season yet

After a tough 2023 with severe shortages of the fruit across the United States, the 2024 peach season is predicted to be the best in 20 years. And that's great news for peach lovers who can once again take advantage of some of the juiciest, most flavorful fruit in the nation.

To ensure all of their customers can take advantage of this record-breaking year, Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. is bringing back its signature large 25-pound boxes and online ordering. The purchasing limits enforced for the past two years have also been removed. 

In addition, Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. will offer its farm share subscription box, allowing fruit lovers to receive a curated box of the freshest fruit every quarter.

"We're absolutely thrilled to announce what promises to be a phenomenal peach season this year, thanks to the unparalleled quality of the crop from our partners at Pearson Farm and a problem-free growing season,” said Tiernan Paine, owner of Tree-Ripe Fruit Co.

“We continually look for ways to elevate the fruit experience for our customer and deliver a product that exceeds expectations in every way. This year's peach harvest truly is a testament to this, and we can't wait for our customers to enjoy it."

New partners

Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. has also established a new partnership with Dickinson Family Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned and operated farm in southern California.

The new partnership will allow Tree-Ripe to offer a larger assortment of products – including organic Zutano avocados and organic Moro blood oranges – and extend seasonal availability with convenient home delivery.

Get yours

The 2024 season officially begins Saturday, June 15. For the remainder of June, customers can expect Georgia peaches, Georgia pecans and New Mexico pistachios with Michigan blueberries available around July 4.

This weekend's stops will include:
June 15:
8 a.m. to noon: Oconomowoc Farmers Market, Bank Five Nine, 155 W. Wisconsin Ave.
9 am. to 10:30 a.m.: Oconomowoc Fleet Farm, 1555 Pabst Farms Blvd.

June 16
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Shorewood Farmers Market, Estabrook Park, 4100 Estabrook Parkway

You can find the full Peach Stop schedule online.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.