It’s peach season in the Peach State; the season runs from mid-May to August, approximately 16 weeks. Like most locavores, I eat, cook and preserve as much as I can until they run out.
H.T. Chen and Dian Dong from Chen Dance Center in New York were here a couple of weeks ago for a residency at Alternate ROOTS to explore the possibility of working with artists in the South and the Chinese-American community to create new work about Chinese-American immigrants. I brought Dian to the market after picking them up from airport, and she was all glee and happiness when she found some Georgia peaches. Ahhh, but who wouldn’t be, right? Georgia peaches are the sweetest, juiciest and most plump in the world. Fun fact: Peaches were first grown in China, then they spread to the western world via India and Persia, and was brought by Christopher Columbus to the new world. It finally found its way to middle Georgia and planted on acres of land which later became Peach County. I bet H.T. would enjoy that bit of information as much as he enjoyed the peaches.