MEDIA, PA (CBS) — One of the best parts of summer is here: The peaches are ready to be picked and the sunflowers are in bloom.
Even better? At Linvilla Orchards you can pick yourself.
The annual Peach and Sunflower Festival kicks off this weekend, allowing people to pick their own fruit and flowers. Just in time for National Sunflower Day!
Pick-your-own tickets include a covered wagon ride to and from the field and a container to fill with peaches and/or flowers.
Linvilla’s bakery and grill also offers some delectable peach treats. There were grilled peaches, peach cake, peach pie and much more.
Linvilla’s very own Farmer Norm is featured on the orchard’s Instagram account and shows you how to pick the perfect peach. On Saturday we were able to talk to another Linvilla farmer, Stephen Griffith.
“Red all around with a little bit of yellow in the back. You don’t want any green in there,” said Griffith.
“If it feels a little soft, it’s ready to eat right away. If it’s a little firmer, it’s ready to eat in a day or two.”
There was a light breeze, which made for great conditions for picking peaches.
There is also live entertainment and pastries for sale.
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