Popular Arkansas Orchard Closing after 28 Years

Popular Arkansas Orchard Closing after 28 Years

Baskets of peaches Baskets of peaches

August 11, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) - Collins Round Mountain Orchard in Conway, Arkansas is closing after almost three decades as a summer destination. The family run orchard supplied the region with peaches and others fruits for 28 years, but the 2015 season is their last.

While blackberries, tomatoes and okra were available for picking this summer, the annual draw for the orchard were its' peaches. Facebook posts on the orchard's official page detailed the difficult season producers faced.

"We know that everyone is anxiously waiting to hear about our first picking of peaches. Unfortunately, the weather has not been in favor of our crop this year, so we are waiting just like you. Please continue to have patience with us and our crop. We are doing everything we can!" were both posted in mid-July.

Then a few weeks later, the family made the decision to close official.  "Thank you for your patience with us during this difficult season. Unfortunately, the fruit just will not produce this summer. With that being said, Collins Orchard is officially closed permanently. On behalf of Marcie, Racy and the entire Collins family, we appreciate your loyal business throughout the years. Thank you for an amazing 27 years."

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