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PhotobyRachelHofmeister AUGUST2014 •elitemagazine |11 MILLIONS OFPEACHES Besteatenonthespot,juice runningfromfingerstoelbow, freshN.C.peachescanbefound lessthananhourfromFortBragg atKalawiFarmsinMooreCounty. (Hint:Galaisoneofthefarm’s mostpopularvarieties.)Pickupa batchofBen’shomemadepeach icecream—it’ssofreshvisitors canwatchitbeingmadeatthe stand. Someaficionadosswearby SouthCarolina,whichgrows morepeachesthanGeorgia.Billy “Cotton”AtkinsonpicksupS.C. peachesmostmorningsand resellsthematastandin Fayetteville’sHaymount neighborhood.— AW Peachprimer What’safreestonepeach?The fleshofafreestoneseparates easilyfromthepitor“stone.” Cannerspreferthemto clingstones—theirfleshclings tothepit. MilitaryspouseMarisaGebertpickspeachesatKalawiFarmsinMooreCounty. PhotosbyRachelHofmeister WhenfolksseetheumbrellaintheparkinglotofHilltopHouserestaurantinHaymount,theyknowBilly‘Cotton’Atkinsonissellingpeaches.

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