The last peaches

I concentrated the last fresh peaches from last summer this evening. They're peach butter, I think, as I was also boiling the excess juice on the stove as I wrote this.

Peaches are a problematic fruit here in the Southeastern U.S.  Leave them to the professionals, my former horticulture colleague at Clemson, a peach expert, advised.  Well, commercial peaches are delicious (and I just try not to think about how they were produced.) 

At our local WNC Farmer's Market, in summer, we get a wonderful procession of varieties, large baskets full, largely from peach farms in South Carolina.

We enjoyed them this last year, as we were here in Asheville.

A peach memory.