September is all about apples. October is all about pumpkins. August? Well, this month is all about peaches.
Their color is reminiscent of a late summer sunset with bright yellow giving way to warm oranges and dark reds. Plus, the slightest nibble of a fresh, ripe peach sends streams of cool, refreshing nectar down your chin.
Although peaches are available nearly year-round at your neighborhood grocery store, August is when true peach lovers head to pick-your-own farms to select the freshest fruit right off the branch.
Larriland Farm in Woodbine, Md., is just one such place that attracts peach connoisseurs. The children of the original owner now run the picturesque farm, which stretches across 285 acres of rolling hills and features -- you guessed it -- a big, red barn. Right now there are countless rows of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sweet onions, leeks and flowers begging to be picked, but it is the 14 acres dedicated to peach trees that draw the biggest crowds this time of year.