June 27, 2012 - Peaches and Cream

"Peaches and Cream"

Originally aired on June 27, 2012





In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall brings you our Peaches and Cream edition.  As the peach is the Palmetto State's official fruit and milk is the Palmetto State's official beverage, we thought it only fitting to combine them both. 

We travel to the heart of Peach Country in Ridge Spring and Monetta, SC where Titan Farms and Watsonia Farms hold reign.  Jerry Watson of Watsonia Farms talks to us about the history and heritage this delicious fruit has brought to him and his family, and then we travel up the road to talk with Chalmers Carr at Titan Farms.  At Titan, they grow more peaches there than the entire state of Georgia, even though Georgia claim to be the "Peach State."

Then we travel to McBee, SC closer to South Carolina's coast  where we find Kemp McLeod who shows us how hail cannons and wind machines are beneficial to his peaches, including the famous Mac's Pride brand.

Going up the interstate to Spartanburg County, we talk with Paul Abbott of Abbott Farms about how he and his family have found a growing niche of traveling customers who stop by his markets to pick up delectable peach products. 

As far as cream goes, we visit Newberry native Kevin Satterwhite at his dairy.  There we see the great care he takes for his animals and the quality of milk that is sent out with each truckload.

For more information on the farms and farmers we feature in this episode - or to order products directly from them, click the links below:

 Watsonia Farms
Jerry Watson
www.watsoniafarms.com
3755 Highway 23
Monetta, SC 29105

803.685.7035
wfsales@watsoniafarms.com

Titan Farms
Chalmers Carr
www.titanfarms.com
5 R. W. DuBose Road
Ridge Spring, South Carolina  29129
803.685.5381 
peaches@titanfarms.com

McLeod Farms
Kemp McLeod
www.macspride.com
25455 U.S. Hwy. 1 North
McBee, SC 29101
843-335-8335
freshpeaches@macspride.com

Abbott Farms
Paul Abbott
www.abbottfarmsonline.com
PO Box 986
Cowpens, SC 29330 
1-800-764-0076
 
peaches@abbottfarmsonline.com

Satterwhite Farms
Kevin Satterwhite
1144 Garys Lane
Newberry, SC 29108-8948