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Putting Local on Your Plate

By Edible Memphis | August 06, 2017
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Juanita Jones and her son Henry at Jones Orchard

Located in Millington, Tennessee, Jones Orchard has been growing fresh fruits for more than seven decades. H.L. “Peaches” Jones started the farm in 1940 and sold peaches door-to-door. The farm still grows some of the classic varieties — Elberta, Redskin, Georgia Belle, and Indian Peaches.

Lee Jones, son of H.L. is the resident peach expert and has been growing peaches on the farm since 1962 and is responsible for starting the farm market on Highway 51.

Lee’s wife, Juanita, developed the line of jams, jellies, relishes, pies and baked goods that are available at the Highway 51 store and at area farmers’ markets.

Henry Jones, Lee and Juanita’s son, returned to the farm in 2005 and is responsible for the farm’s recent growth and diversification, including expanding acreage, adding strawberries and other fruits and vegetables to the farm’s offerings, along with the pick-your-own strawberry farm at the Agricenter. Jones Orchard is a pillar farm at the downtown Memphis Farmers’ Market, Cooper-Young Community Farmers’ Market, and Agricenter Farmers’ Market. 

So whether you need a basket of fresh peaches, a jar of chow-chow or jam, or a fresh peach pie, Jones Orchard has you covered.

Find Jones Orchard Peaches on the menu at:

• Trolley Stop Market

• Amerigo

• Paulette’s

• Tug’s

• Houston’s

As a part of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Pick Tennessee is a not-forprofit service dedicated to connecting people everywhere to Tennessee farms, farmers, farmers’ markets, and all the great things that come from our farms and food businesses. We do not charge for our services or generate income for any agency.

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Article from Edible Memphis at http://ediblememphis.ediblecommunities.com/shop/putting-local-your-plate
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