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2023 local peach crop to be severely reduced for this reason
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A display of peaches for sale Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from Jaemor Farms. Owner Drew Echols is reporting that the farm's orchards will only produce about 1/3 as many peaches this year. The loss of crop will cost his business about $1.5 million. - photo by Scott Rogers
The peaches you buy at your local farmers market this year might not be so local. The fruit will be in shorter supply this season thanks to an unusually warm winter and a several-day freeze in March, peach farmers say.