THE WILLOW FRUIT PEACH TRUCK
How does it work?
Find the nearest location.
Visit our Locations page to find the city and stop nearest you. Our peach truck route includes 65 stops in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. We visit each location twice, about three weeks apart, just in case you miss our truck the first time.
Arrive on time (or a little early).
Our peach truck is at each stop for 1-1.5 hours, so it’s best to arrive a bit early! All sales are first-come, first-served. Sorry, we cannot take pre-orders.
Have your check or cash ready.
For safety reasons, we prefer personal checks, but we do accept cash. Please have your check made out to Willow Fruit, or have exact change ready to help keep the line moving for everyone.
Take your fresh peaches, pecans and blueberries home to enjoy!
Remember to handle your peaches gently – they bruise easily. They will need a day or two on your countertop at room temp to finish ripening and be ready to eat. Wash and enjoy your blueberries right away! Learn more about Storing Fruit for use year-round.
ABOUT WILLOW FRUIT
Families Partnered to Bring You Farm Fresh Fruit
Willow Fruit is owned and operated by the Velier Family – Ken and Deb, and our sons Jarred and Chad. Our family loves sweet Georgia peaches, so we partnered with 5-generation Georgia peach grower Pearson Farm to deliver their delicious peaches and pecans to the Upper Midwest in our refrigerated truck. This year we’ve also added Michigan blueberries from family owned LeDuc Farms.
Why drive all the way to Georgia for peaches?
Georgia’s hot summer nights and red clay soil are ideal for growing peaches packed with natural sugars and intense peach flavor. We just can’t grow them like that in the Midwest, so we take our refrigerated truck to Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia and fill it with 25-pound boxes of the best peaches in the world. We deliver tree-ripe fruit direct from the farm so the peaches never have to be handled multiple times or sit in warehouses, losing their fresh-picked flavor.
SERVICE | QUALITY | FRESHNESS
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
WHERE DO OUR PEACHES & BLUEBERRIES COME FROM?
Pearson Farm Georgia Peaches & Pecans
The Pearson family in Fort Valley, Georgia has been growing peaches for more than 100 years on their 5-generation family farm. Lawton and Al Pearson (father and son) are the current owners of Pearson Farm. They continue to manage the family peach orchards, in addition to growing delicious Georgia pecans.
THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
Some folks use their family name for their business, while others work hard (or spend lots of money) to come up with something creative and completely unique. Ours is simple and a bit more whimsical, but we hope no less memorable. Our business name comes from the energetic, furry family member who protects and rules the Velier household – our dog Willow!