Jersey-grown Peach Pies Take Prizes

Glassboro, NJ (August 24, 2017) New Jersey’s amateur baker “Perfect Peach Pies" were declared “Fabulous and tough to judge,” according to culinary experts who judged submissions at farmers’ markets throughout the state. Finalists go on to compete for two grand prizes of $300 each in southern and northern New Jersey. Now in their fifth year, the contests are sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, to raise public awareness of the goodness and nutritional value of locally grown peaches. This year, New Jersey ranks second in the country in peach production!

Jersey Fresh Peaches on the Airwaves & Social Media

Glassboro, NJ (July 25, 2017) – Jersey-grown peaches are taking to the air this summer, with ad spots on radio and Facebook, and focusing on nutrition and flavor. The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is airing spots on 11 radio stations covering most of New Jersey: WKXW (101.5), WFPG; WSJO, WJLK, WOBM AM, WOBM FM, WPUR, WCHR, WENJ, WADB, WDHA, and WMGQ

Jersey Peach Events!

Sharpen up your senses! Our New Jersey peaches have hit the market! Is there anything closer to heaven than a perfect Jersey peach? Bounteous supplies are available this season, with near-perfect color and sweetness; you can hardly find a more delicious treat …and, they’re nutritious -- they're like having dessert - with healthy benefits!

NJ Dept of Agriculture Projects a Large Peach Crop

[Trenton] - The New Jersey Department of Agriculture today reported that it projects its peach crop to be one of its largest in years.  “New Jersey’s crop of peaches are shaping up and will be available in abundance throughout the State,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “We want produce retailers and buyers as well as consumers of Jersey Fresh produce to know that we anticipate having a plentiful supply of peaches.”

South Jersey Grand Prize Winner!

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council wound up a bountiful season with the final judging for South Jersey’s champion baker of “Perfect Peach Pies,” at Tortilla Press, Collingswood. Cathianne Metzgier’s pie, the winning submission at Downtown Wildwood Farmers' Market, took the grand prize of $300 from the NJPPC. The North Jersey grand prize of $300 was awarded to Sarah Deller, for her own wonderful pie at Edison Farmers' Market, judged at the Frog and Peach, New Brunswick.


September 15, 017-NJ Peach Promotion Council presented a check for $300 to Perfect Peach Pie North Jersey grand prize winner Sara Deller, finalist from the Edison Farmers Market competition. 

2017 Peach Pie Contest Update

NJ PEACH PROMOTION COUNCIL’S “Perfect Peach Pie” final competitions for the north and south Jersey grand prizes of $300 each are coming up.  North Jersey final judging is on Friday, Sept 15th, 6:30 pm, to be held at 6:30 pm, at The Frog and Peach in New Brunswick. South Jersey finals judging is on Saturday, Sept 23rd, 1 pm, at Tortilla Press in Collingswood. Come, join the fun at either event! There'll be pie tastings for all!

2017 Peach Pie Contest July News!

New Jersey amateur peach pie baking contests are in their fifth season, and competitions are getting fierce! Winners of local competitions go on to compete for two grand prizes of $300 each – one in southern New Jersey, one in northern New Jersey. Contests and peach events are sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

A Time Of Diversity for NJ Peaches and Nectarines

New peach and nectarine varieties give NJ growers the opportunity to garner more shelf space in retail establishments. They continue to make new plantings not only of the best varieties of yellow -fleshed peaches, but also flat peaches, white-fleshed peaches and nectarines. “New Jersey peach farmers are also growing not only peaches with traditional peach flavor, but new, sweet varieties with a sub-acid flavor,” said Jerry Frecon, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University. 


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