Friday, July 29, 2016

Semi-local peaches, good family time and commemorative

- These peaches from Pearson farm in Fort Valley, Georgia were delectable.  And what makes this such a good thing?  I was able to buy them at the Thursday afternoon farmers' market held in my little suburb of Atlanta.  Click on the red link - they'll ship them to you, if you want.

- Peaches and blueberries on top of plain yogurt and granola.  So good.  Peaches just say "summer" to me.  My family used to drive to Fort Valley, Georgia, from our home in Milledgeville, Georgia, to pick peaches when I was growing up.  The orchards would allow you to pick them yourselves.  We had so much fun doing that and always brought at least a bushel home. 

- Georgia is known as the "peach state."  I've always loved this poster, hanging in my home office.  I worked as a volunteer on the floor of the Democratic Convention, when it was held in Atlanta in 1988.  When I was leaving on the final night, someone handed me a rolled up poster at the exit, which I didn't look at until I got home.  Here's what the text on the lower left says,

"Your participation in the 1988 Democratic National Convention Recycling Project made possible this commemorative poster.  
     The poster is printed on recycled paper produced from waste paper collected during convention week in Atlanta July 18-21.  Several tons of waste paper were collected each day of the convention and recycled to illustrate the valuable role recycling plays in transforming waste materials into usable products.

This recycling project was sponsored by Recycle America, a Waste Management, Inc., Company, in conjunction with Georgia Clean and Beautiful, the Georgia Conservancy, and the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club."

I did remember all of the big recycling bins around.  I was delighted with this poster and had it framed.  As someone who now works for a commercial printer, I can't imagine how they pulled this off in time to hand them out at the close of the convention, but anything's possible, I guess.  They must have pulled an all-nighter!

Have a lovely weekend, friends!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cool story! Or perhaps I should say it's a peach of a story!

Elephant's Child said...

What a brilliant (and meaningful) gift.
Of course you framed it.
Mmmm peaches.
Have a wonderful peach-filled weekend.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - how fantastic to read this ... and great you had that opportunity in 1988 ... then the poster - as you say - how did they do it in time ... but brilliant you've kept it - with those memories and acknowledgement to recycling ...

The peaches look absolutely delicious ... cheers Hilary

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow that is a very special gift. I'm glad you framed it.
I haven't eaten peaches for years, just like apples, I'm allergic to them. It's a real bummer because looking at those I really wish I could eat one right now.

Have a great weekend Lynn.

MarmePurl said...

Peach season is happy season.

Granny Annie said...

$24 for 13 peaches is great. I don't know whether to order for myself or send as a gift to someone who will be so excited they will insist on sharing with me:-) Oh wow Lynn you have made me hungry for peaches!

Kay G. said...

I also love the poster! I am working on a post about recycling, I might even finish it one day!
And I am a Georgia girl, you know I love the peaches! The peach orchards around my Grandfather's house in Alto are a fond memory from my childhood. They would be so fresh and my Grandmother made Peach Cobbler.

Ileana said...

I love peaches and I never seem to be able to buy them sweet enough. My new thing is adding fresh, chopped up mint to my cottage cheese with fresh fruit on top. Amazing...especially with the right peaches!

Lee said...

I do love peaches...but then...I love all fruit. :)

Sparkling Red said...

Fresh peaches are one of the best things in life. :-)

Louvregirl said...

Wow! Those peaches look fantastic!