Peachpalooza at Harry & David

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than 500 people lined up very early Saturday morning for the Peachapalooza. The event happens every year at Harry and David. Some people started waiting in line at the crack of dawn on Saturday. The peach sale offered 20 cents a pound, and some people say they stock up for jams. “This … Continue reading »

First Peaches Ready for Picking

TALENT, Ore. – Juicy, red peaches fell off the trees Tuesday at the first annual Sugar Plum Acres “U-pick” event. Sugar Plum Acres is a family owned and operated 16-acre farm that’s hosted U-pick’s for more than three decades. Peaches this year will cost 60 cents a pound for up to 75 pounds. The farm owners … Continue reading »

The Recent Heat is Impacting Local Crops

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local farmers and orchardists are taking steps to protect their crops against more extreme heat in the Rogue Valley. Production on some crops have been slowed down, while others are ripening quickly. At Valley View Orchard, their apricots and peaches love the heat. “It gets to the point where it’s ripe … Continue reading »