O, gather me the peach, the peach, While yet in tree we find it, For summer smiles, but summer goes, And winter waits behind it!

Unlike most fruits, peaches are harvested in early summer. One state in particular, Georgia, has gathered a strong reputation for some of, if not the best peaches in the world.

It all started in 1571, when Franciscan monks introduced peaches to St. Simons and Cumberland Islands along Georgia’s coast.

Since that time, the popularity of peaches in America has grown, reaching its largest harvest in the 1920s. Most recently, the Georgia peach crop averaged 86 million pounds per year between 2006 and 2010 and brought in $47 million in 2010.

Originally founded to celebrate the success of peach growers, The Georgia Peach Festival is a great way to taste the regions finest peaches and to revive the nostalgic peach culture of the 1920s. To help attract more peach lovers, we recommend additional social media strategies, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to showcase the deliciousness of peaches and increase the public awareness of this event. To learn about effective public relations strategies, visit our blog or Facebook page.

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