There's nothing quite like delectably sweet, locally-grown peaches. They're the highlight of summer and cause for celebration. Enjoyed right from the tree, made into delicious treats, or frozen and canned for another day, Ruston peaches are a must-try (and must-buy!) for anyone visiting the area. Take a look below for farms and roadside stands offering Ruston peaches. Note: Please call orchards prior to arrival to check that they have peaches on the day of your visit.
Mitcham Farms offers a variety of peaches as well as peach treats, products, and homemade peach ice cream in their Peach Store.
Directions: From I-20, take Exit 84 (LA Tech Exit) and go north until you reach a 4-way stop at West Kentucky Avenue (State Hwy 544). Turn left and go approximately 1.75 miles. Turn right on Mitcham Orchard Road (Parish Road 181). Go approximately .5 mile to the fork in the road and the peach shed is in the fork. Watch for Mitcham Farms Signs -- They'll direct you straight to the orchard!
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm, Saturday 8am-4pm
Directions: This produce stand is located about 15 miles north of Ruston on Farmerville Hwy (Hwy 33). The covered stand is on the right side of the highway heading north; look for the red tin roof!
Thompson’s Peach Farm
2195 Highway 144
Calhoun, Louisiana 71225
Directions: Take exit 93 off I-20. Go south on Hwy 145. Cross Hwy 80 and the railroad tracks. Go about 1/4 mile; left on Hwy 556 for about 8.5 miles. Intersects Hwy 144. Left on 144; shed and orchard are about 1/4 mile further on right. Peaches at Thompson's Peach Farm will be ready the last week of May/the first week of June.
3805 South Vienna St.
Ruston, LA 71270
Directions: Located on 167 South, this stand serves up delicious peaches just south of Ruston and will be ready to sell in June!
Hours of Operation: 7:30am - 6pm/later
Ruston Farmers Market
220 East Mississippi Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Ruston Farmers Market offers a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, including delicious peaches. They also offer meats, eggs, honey, jams, salsas, and other locally produced goods.
Hours of Operation: Saturday 9am - 1pm