Chambersburg Peaches to Take Home

by Laiton Suders, Intern, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Peaches and apples 2011Have you ever been asked by an out-of-towner about the “famous Chambersburg peaches” and been at a loss for what to say? If you’re anything like me, you may have lived in Chambersburg for as long as you can remember and still not be aware of the market for peaches that seems to be well-known everywhere except Chambersburg.

(Check out our previous blog post, “What’s So Special About Chambersburg Peaches?”)

Nevertheless, Chambersburg peaches are in high demand from people who live both in and out of state. They’ve become a source of pride for the community, and a representation of Chambersburg as a whole.

We’re about ready to reach the peak of peach season, so if you’re looking to sink your teeth into a juicy Chambersburg peach, look no farther than Shatzer’s Fruit Market or Windy Knoll Farm Market.

peach stress ballsIf your love for Chambersburg and peaches extends beyond just your stomach, stop by the Heritage Center Gift Shop on the square in downtown Chambersburg. The gift shop is the exclusive retailer of Chambersburg Peach souvenirs.

Peach-scented soap, sugar scrub and bath bombs smell as delicious as our peaches taste. Not to mention they’re locally made, so you can care for the community as well as your nose! Thanks to Cynthia Newman of Cynsational Suds, our hometown source of peachy bath products, you can enjoy a luxurious experience that just might make you crave peaches even more.

peach mugsCandles made locally by Thompson Soy Scents offer the same fruity aroma you can extend to the rest of your house. Ceramic mugs and plastic tumblers will always remind you that “Life is Peachy,” and don’t forget—my personal favorite—peach shaped stress balls!

Visit the Heritage Center Gift Shop at 100 Lincoln Way East. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays May through October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for more information at 717-264-7101.

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