Friday, August 1, 2014

Produce in Loudon Tennessee…

The other day Laurie and I were driving through Loudon Tennessee…not on US 11 but on Grove Street…and I spotted a new establishment that had set up shop in a previously empty building.  We decided to stop and check it out!

This is the Jiffy Park Produce store…a business that had been recently started up by a local couple.  During our first visit, we just bought a couple of tomatoes but we noted that they had some mighty fine looking peaches for sale…and Laurie would need several peaches for a dessert she was making for a party in a week or so.  We were assured that they’d still have some great peaches on hand when we needed them.

So, about a week later we stopped by to pick up the peaches and, as you can see, we picked up a few other items as well.  We bought half of a humongous cantaloupe, some zucchini and yellow squash, a jar each of pickled watermelon rinds and pickled beets (the owner canned the pickled beets herself)…as well as a 2 lb. package of Amish Roll Butter. (We love this butter over all others!)

The following day I cut up the cantaloupe into bite sized chunks, we each took a fork and we demolished 2/3 of this big serving bowl of fruit… This was hands down the best cantaloupe we’d ever eaten.  It was perfectly ripe and sweet to the pallet!

The produce and products are top notch, the price is right and the people at Jiffy Park Produce are very nice too… If you’re in the area, stop by and see what they have to offer!  Jiffy Park Produce is located at 911 Grove Street in Loudon Tennessee.  Phone: 865-408-2901 or 865-388-9807. 

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. How nice to have a lovely produce stand near you. A couple of years ago we bought some of the best peaches we've ever had by the side of the road not far from where you live. Here our peaches come from South Carolina and they've been very good this year.

  2. Oh, good produce there. Bet it's all delicious, love pickled watermelon rind! And great with the peaches, the ones here are about as hard as rocks. Have a great weekend!

  3. I came to your blog on an empty stomach and after reading your last several posts – I am starving! My husband is with our daughter in Nashville for a couple of weeks, so I have not been cooking much. Today I had to go and feed the cats of our other daughter who is moving here but already in Florida on business, and just to think of it, I did not have lunch either and it is close to 9:00 pm! My Italian pen pal’s parents had a farm, on the Adriatic Coast, with great peaches. They used to cut the peach in small pieces and place them in glasses with homemade sweet wine – the wine was like a sweet sherry but stronger. So when I find nice juicy peaches I do the same, cut them into a glass, add sherry and a tad of Cognac to make it a bit stronger, and let it sit for a while so the peach will get a good flavor. But right now I have just a left-over rotisserie chicken and 1 tomato, not that appetizing!