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The peach orchard at Arcosanti was planted with a variety of peach trees that ripen at different times. This gives the garden crew more time to deal with the harvest. Agriculture manager Brad Crutchfield, on high-tech stilts, to pick some of the last peaches of the season.
[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]



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Delicious Arcosanti peaches are sold at various health food stores in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Phoenix. They are turned into preserves and peach butter at High Desert Farm, a country store in Cordes Lakes owned by alumnus Randall Schultz. Here the peaches are cleaned and sliced to be dried.
[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]



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The drying process is carefully timed.
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Dried peaches make a wonderful snack.
[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]

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