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Where to find local peaches 

If 75 miles is the diameter of a localvore's eating circle, July will prove to be a delicious month. Within that distance is the epicenter for South Carolina's peach crop, and July is the heart of peach season. By mid-July, the freestones (meat falls from pit) are on the market.

Black's Peaches, York, S.C., 803-684-2333.

Black's offers 30 varieties of peaches, ripening at different times, through September. Currently, they have Red Haven and some White Ladies; later, they will have Canadian Harmony. Their onsite bakery sells pies.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. www.blackspeachesandbakery.com

McLeod Farms, McBee, S.C., 843-335-8611.

The McLeods have operated one of the largest peach orchards, growing 22 varieties, since 1916. Tree-ripe peaches are sold at the stand. They ship nationally as well.

Hours: Daily 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.macspride.com

The Peach Tree, York, S.C., 803-684-9996.

For over 50 years, farmer Ben Smith has produced peaches. You can pick your own or buy ready picked. Season ends Sept. 1. The Peach Tree has 25 varieties, including the white peaches White Lady, Early Belle, Georgia Belle and China Pearl. Smith has an ice cream parlor, too.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. www.thepeachtreeorchards.com

Looking for a food you can't find? Or do you know of other food items unique to the Q.C.? Whether it's regional foods or international, talk to me: tricia.childress@creativeloafing.com or 704-522-8334, ext 136.

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