Peach Shortage Puts Pinch on Ebbert's Market in St. Clairsville
ST. CLAIRSVILLE -
When you think of peaches, you might think of Ebbert's Farm Market in St. Clairsville.
This, year they are gearing up to open by mid-July when their home-grown sweet corn and tomatoes will be ripe and ready. And yes, they'll have peaches, but they won't be local, or even from Ohio. Lova Ebbert said the peach trees were badly impacted by the prolonged freezing temperatures last winter.
This group is the third generation of Ebberts to operate the family farm market, founded in 1919, and grow almost all their own produce, with three farms; one in St. Clairsville, and two in Bethesda.
Ebbert's is open all summer long, until the end of October, after the pumpkins, corn stalks, apple cider, mums and jams and jellies are all gone.