Shelburne Orchards

This year, we have a good peach crop!

We have hand thinned every tree and they were clustered like grapes on the branches. Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook or sign up on our email newsletter, it's the only way you will know when the exact moments are that we open for "pick your own". Just picture that juice running down your chin! -Nick

From Blossoms

By Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside, to carry within us an orchard, to eat not only the skin, but the shade, not only the sugar, but the days, to hold the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live as if death were nowhere in the background; from joy to joy to joy, from wing to wing, from blossom to blossom to impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.