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It's the pits for peaches at one local orchard

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MIDDLEFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

While blueberries, pears and apples are available in Middlefield, one particular fruit is not.

Lyman Orchards said it's plum out of locally-grown peaches.

In fact, it never even had a chance this year.

"This is the first time I've ever seen it and I've been back on the farm 35 years," said John Lyman, of Lyman Orchards.

Lyman officials said a cold snap in the month of February made short work of any buds on their peach trees.

"It's sad. It's sad because the peaches that we get from the grocery store...they're just not the same," said Melissa Much, of New Haven.

As a result, they've even had to rename their annual peach festival.

This year, they're having a Corn Fest on Aug. 13.

Instead of peaches, it'll feature fresh Lyman-grown and roasted corn on the cob along with the orchard's blueberries and raspberries.

Attendees will also be able to get lost in the orchard's sunflower maze, which has more than 350,000 yellow and red sunflowers.

Lyman Orchards said it does have peaches in its Apple Barrel section, but they're from the Shanesville Fruit Farm in Pennsylvania.

It called the farm a family-owned business that grows and picks its own.

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