Peach Pickin’

A couple weeks ago, my parents and I took a road trip to the small towns of Luther and Harrah, Oklahoma. This was the perfect road trip. We drove in to Luther to get breakfast at 116 Farmstead Market & Table before we headed on into Harrah to pick peaches and nectarines at Wind Drift Orchards.

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The cafe’s façade was one of a kind and absolutely adorable and fitting.

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At the front end of the café is the market! As soon as you walk in, you are greeted by an array of locally grown and made goodies! A table full of fruits and vegetables, shelves of locally roasted coffee, jams, honey, pasta, breads, milk, eggs, and a freezer full of local beef and pork.

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We sat at the end of the long center table and fully embraced and soaked up the precious small town vibe and the slight hustle and bustle from the incoming locals, and a temporary visit from a plethora of bicyclists passing through the town.

I didn’t get any pictures of our food because…well..no time. We were starving, and it was delicious. My mom and I had the loaded quiche, and my dad had The Lumberjack breakfast. All alongside coffee, of course. Dad finished off his breakfast with an apple cinnamon cake square. I had a bite and honestly…it was one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time. Sinfully delicious. Seriously wanted to cry it was that good. Mom and I finished off our breakfast by sharing a yogurt parfait with Greek yogurt, house-made granola, and local Porter peaches on top. So, so tasty.

Before we left, we picked up a bag of coffee and some meat to take home!

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After just a short drive, we arrived at the orchard! Peach and nectarine trees as far as the eye could see. It was almost surreal, especially on the beautiful overcast day that we were able to go on.

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We started out picking nectarines!

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Sampling is a necessity. I mean, you have to make sure they are just as sweet, juicy, flavorful, and wonderful as you know they are going to be, right?

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After we got our fill of nectarines we headed over to the peaches!

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We quickly realized the best peaches were at the top of the trees. This is when having a strong, 6’5″ tall dad really comes in handy.

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We loaded up. We could not stop picking. It was almost addicting. I think we left with over 50 pounds of peaches and nectarines… And we ate every last one!

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The first thing we had to make (naturally) was a peach cobbler. Dad loved the trip so much, and was so excited for peach cobbler, that he insisted that he peel and slice the peaches himself. The peaches and nectarines were literally like candy on their own though because they were just so juicy and sweet.

After dad peeled the peaches for the cobbler (with still tons of peaches to eat on for weeks to come), we headed out to the compost to dump the peels. I saw this little turtle on the porch, and well, it turns out turtles like peaches too.

This whole trip was such a blast, and the day could not have been more perfect. Food was scrumptious. Weather was beautiful. Peaches were juicy and abundant. People were SO friendly. The only thing that would have just made it that much better would have been if Taylor could have come.

Fortunately for Taylor (and the rest of us) Dad has deemed it a twice a summer affair. So, we will be going back soon!

Thank you again 116 Farmstead Market & Table and Wind Drift Orchards!!

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