Peach season kicks off in Chilton County - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Peach season kicks off in Chilton County

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CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Peach season has kicked off in Chilton County after a brutal winter.

Thursday, a large crowd of customers showed up at the Durbin Farms Market in Clanton. Workers say between 600 and 700 box of peaches were picked, each weighing 25 pounds.

The produce is expected to be gone by the end of the weekend and it's something farmers are thankful for. Market owner Doug Jones says it was a rough winter for many peach growers.

"We had a tough winter. It was one of the toughest we've ever been involved with. But overall we had a very good peach crop. We had some hurt worst than others. We had so many varieties they overlap. We are going to be OK," Jones said.

Jones says his suppliers used helicopters, wind machines and fires to save their peaches. Jones says some peach growers couldn't afford to take all those precautions.

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