Palisade, a town in Mesa County in western Colorado, is famous for the world-renowned peaches the region produces. Exceedingly juicy and bursting with sweetness, these peaches benefit from the area’s unique climate, including the high elevation and frequent swings in temperature, and its rich soil. These factors, as well as the care and dedication of Palisade’s local farmers, combine to produce fruits that are clamored for each and every year.
August is National Peach Month, and Boulder County doesn’t hold back as it celebrates our state’s peaches in all their pizzazz. From fruity, seasonal craft beers to a whole festival dedicated to the peach, here are a few ways you can get in on the peachy goodness locally this month.