peach truckRemember last year when a whole bunch of us (including some of us here at Insider) went all fruity over the Nashville-based Peach Truck coming to Louisville? We bought delicious Georgia peaches by the boxful and frequently sold out the truck? Well, it’s peach season again, and the Peach Truck is coming back for its second “Freestone Peach Tour” this weekend.

The Peach Truck will be celebrating our country’s independence on Saturday, July 4, at two locations from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Prospect’s Brownsboro Hardware, and from  noon-2 p.m. at Windy Hill’s Brownsboro Hardware.

People truly raved about the peaches last year.

As we reported, Stephen and Jessica Rose have been importing Georgia peaches from the 130-year-old Pearson Farms in Georgia and selling them for years across Nashville, where they have something of a cult following.

Peaches are available only in a 25-pound box. Prices went up a dollar this year, and it’s now $39. They take cash, credit cards and checks.

Don’t forget, if you don’t know how to can fruit, peaches freeze exceptionally well. And peach-infused bourbon is a thing, and it is delicious.

From The Peach Truck recipe page:

Peach-infused Bourbon

  • 3-4 fresh Georgia peaches
  • 1 750 ml. bottle of good quality bourbon
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice berries

Quarter the washed peaches, remove the pits and put the fruit at the bottom a big jar. Add the sugar and spices and then the bourbon. Seal, keep it out of direct sunlight and let it sit for 7-10 days. Once infused, strain the bourbon through cheesecloth and discard the peaches. Finished bourbon will keep indefinitely in an airtight decanter or jar. Try it in an Old Fashioned!

Can’t make it? The Roses now offer home delivery and a subscription service where they will have fresh peaches delivered right to your door.

The Peach Truck will be back a couple more times this summer. Look for IL to give you a heads up.

It’s always a good day when you have an excuse to watch this music video:

“Nature’s candy in my hand or can or pie …” —Presidents of the United States of America