Durbin Farms A Favorite In Chilton County

Perhaps the biggest claim to fame in Chilton County are those famous peaches. But, it is not just the peaches that melt in your mouth. At Durbin Farms they sell all kinds of produce, and this time of year business is really picking up.

Steve Penley helps run Durbin's produce stand and deli just off Interstate 65.  He tells WSFA 12 News that they have 79 different variety of peaches.  All varieties of the peaches are grown just a few miles away at a farm near Thorsby.

To get those peaches, though, you'll have to wait til May. The peak of the season comes in June.  Right now, it is the strawberries you should sink your teeth in.

Penley says, "Strawberry season is very short, just about 8-10 weeks. So you don't want to miss out on that."

Durbin Farms makes its own sandwiches, salads, and sauces, and with the homemade ice cream rush beginning, the number of employees is growing.  Soon, there will be 15 people working just dipping ice cream.

Tina Armstrong runs the deli side of Durbin's.  She says this is the busiest time of year.

She says, "It's starting to get heavy again. Spring break people are coming through or headed back home."

And to keep that business, Durbin's won't close for the winter, meaning these mouthwatering treats will be available year round.

The first peaches will be ready around May 10th, we're told. They're so popular, even the President has made a few orders last year.

Reporter: Mark Bullock