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Edited by Brad Smith
One look around Nashville, Tennessee these days and you may catch a glimpse of a happy gang of loyal customers chasing after the Peach Truck which is a '64 Jeep Gladiator. Thanks to Stephen and Jessica Rose Nashville Tennessee is now home to fresh sweet Georgia peaches as well as country music.
by Jessica Rose
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It all started with a problem. My husband, Stephen was in need of a new car. His car had passenger side issues; a door that wouldn't close and a dashboard leak. Needless to say, his passengers were miserable.

I (Jessica) wanted him to get a truck, because you never know when you might need one (so practical). Stephen, on the other hand, wanted a Jeep (so fun)!
One fateful evening after work, Stephen asked me to come check out an old truck with him. Honestly, I was hesitant. Ultimately, Stephen needed a commuter car, not a cool old truck... but off we went. We pulled up to the Home Depot parking lot and there it was - the '64 Jeep Gladiator! 3 speed, straight 6 engine, stick shift, bucket seats, and a perfect dashboard. As I walked around the sweet thing, I felt as if it was about to talk to me. That grill and those headlights - it was like seeing a member of the family!
We "took it for a ride" in the parking lot and discovered three things.

- It needed some tender loving care and a new clutch desperately.

- We had a lot to learn from our new friend.

- We were falling in love and couldn't help it.
Then a miracle happened, Stephen reminded the gentleman that he had said he might be interested in a swap if it was the right car. So Stephen shared that he had a 1995 Ford Thunderbird, with a leak and a door that won't shut. At that moment the man's eyes lit up. "I love T-Birds!" The rest is history. The next day Stephen and the gentleman swapped cars and the Jeep was ours. Stephen drove the Gladiator for 8 months as a commuter car. Slow and steady, topping out at 52 mph up and down I-65. He loved every minute of it.
The Peach Truck has continued to grow and this summer (2013) we are expanding our delivery of Fresh Georgia Peaches to small towns in Kentucky and Tennessee, continuing our growth in markets around Nashville and starting an online store, buying peaches online and have delivered within days of being on the tree. These peaches come from the oldest peach farm in Georgia, Pearson Farm. They are tree ripened, hand picked, and sold within days of being on the tree. We are very proud of this beautiful fruit and excited to bring them to more people this summer.
After the drive we talked money. Their price was too high with the obvious clutch repairs in the near future. And we couldn't justify spending a lot, especially on a truck that might not get Stephen to work each day.
Our story begins with Jessica's brother Mike contacting inquiring about fixing up the couples American classic Jeep truck as a wedding gift for his sister Jessica and her husband Stephen. Mike went on to explain how the couple is using the Gladiator to help promote their peach business. In fact the Gladiator not only inspired the company's name "The Peach Truck" it can also be found incorporated into the company's logo.

Follows is Jessica's story about their Peach Truck we know you'll enjoy it. We know you'll also enjoy their fresh sweet peaches. Check out their website and online store at and try some for yourself.
How one couples love for each other, peaches and a Gladiator Jeep truck leads to sweet success.
Stephen and Jessica's wedding. We had the truck front and center, we even took communion off the hood.
A few months later we birthed the idea for selling his family's 5th generation Fresh Georgia Peaches in and around Nashville, and our Jeep Truck became The Peach Truck. We did some work on him; fixing the clutch, switching out the bucket seats for a bench seat, and putting sideboards up. The Gladiator is a part of the family; we love him dearly and have been through a lot together.
Stephen and Jessica's nephew Will, he loves to pretend to drive The Peach Truck and doesn't understand why he can't have a peach in the middle of winter.
Stephen, Jessica and The Peach Truck at a local selling spot in Nashville. It always draws a crowd and then the peaches keep them coming back.
Without sideboards with Stephen in the drivers seat. This is the couples first day with the Jeep.