New Jersey Develops New Peach Varieties Coming Soon to Market

Glassboro, NJ (April 23, 2019) - Peaches have a long history in New Jersey, dating from the 1600s. “Today’s peach growers have the experience to grow great peaches. and get them to market in peak condition,” says Dr. Hemant Gohil, agricultural agent for fruit science with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County. “However, for the industry to be sustainable and meet demand for locally grown fruit, improved varieties that will bear fruit throughout the harvest season are needed.”

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Elects Three New Directors

Glassboro, NJ (March 15, 2019) - The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council welcomes three new board members, Erica Shiles, Bonnie Lundblad and Matt Duffield.

AND THE WINNER IS….

Glassboro, NJ (Oct 11, 2018) - North Jersey’s ‘Perfect Peach Pie’ grand-prize winner is Sosy Shishmanian, of Allendale, who was the winning finalist at the Ramsey Farmers Market. She competed with three other finalists from other north Jersey farmers markets for the grand prize of $300 cash from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

The final judging and dinner were held at Boulevard Five72, with Chef Geoff Mockbeer judging, highlighting Sosy’s pie’s “small- lattice top crust and just-right texture of peaches.” Her recipe follows.

Amateur Bakers Take Prizes in Final "Jersey Peach Pie” Competitions

Glassboro, NJ (Oct 3, 2018) - Winding up a late-but-great Jersey peach season, were the final peach pie contests for amateur bakers in south and north Jersey. Each champion baker received a grand prize of $300 cash from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

THE BEST (PEACHES) MAY BE THE LAST

Glassboro, NJ (Sept 5, 2018) -Take heart, peach lovers, no need to grieve for the end of peach season yet. New Jersey peaches are still abundantly available, juicy and flavorful. The season that began late and is running late will continue to have available peaches, through mid/late September, according to growers and packers.

Peach Each Pie Recipes for Summer Delights

Glassboro, NJ (Aug 28, 2018) - New Jersey peach pies perfume the air and tantalize the senses at farmers markets during July and August, when amateur bakers all over New Jersey present their delicacies for judging. Winning pies at each market go on to be judged for two ultimate first prizes (one in north; one in south Jersey) of $300 each. The “Perfect Peach Pie” contests are sponsored each year by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. This season had nine finalists. Below is a selection of winning recipes.

New Jersey Amateur Bakers Create 'Best Peach Pies’ Annual Peach Pie Competitions Wrap Up

Glassboro, NJ (August 23, 2018) - New Jersey’s annual Peach Pie Competition for amateur bakers is now done. Delicious pies and cobblers were enjoyed by farmers market judges and attendees who got to taste the entries once they were judged.

Jersey Peaches On View

Glassboro, NJ (Aug 3, 2018) - Take a look at those electronic billboards on major highways around New Jersey, and your taste buds might tingle at the sight of delicious Jersey peaches, now at the height of their season.  You’ll also find them promoted on www.facebook/newjerseypeaches and websites www.jerseyfresh.com and www.jerseypeaches.com. The Jersey Fresh website is running a contest for the best recipe using Jersey peaches.  The winner

Jersey ‘Perfect Peach Pie’ Winner Margate Competition

Glassboro, NJ (July 31, 2018) - Sage and Hallee Adelman took first place in Margate Farmers Market “Perfect Peach Pie” competition, sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

“They beat out 11 other contestants, with some very good entries,” said Jane Martin, manager of the market.

“We learned of the Margate Farmers Market contest from the local paper, downbeach, main line times, and radio KYW,” said Hallee Adelman. She continues, describing her daughter’s entry:

Pick-Your Own Peaches At New Jersey Farms

Glassboro, NJ (July 9, 2018) – What kid doesn’t like a chance to run through a country farm? Even better when blushing peaches hang low on the trees, ripe for picking. Peach orchards throughout New Jersey invite visitors to come and pick their own peaches; some charge a small admission fee to the orchards, others charge for what is picked. Some have created special events, taking visitors out to the orchards in tractor-pulled wagons.

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