Mitchum Family started growing peaches in 1946 in Ruston and shortly there after the festival began to celebrate the yearly peach harvest. Today other growers in the area contribute to the market.
Festivals contribute to agritourism and provide opportunities for people to visit your agritourism venues. I recently took a field trip to Mitchums and the owner took us on a tour from harvest to boxing. It was a fun-filled day and one that most people would enjoy. So, create your own version and get started with your agritourism operation.
The peaches are ripe and ready, so travel to Ruston for the Peach Fest on June 26-27th.