Renee Krell of Hammonton baked the best peach pie in south Jersey, according to pie judges Kevin Riordan of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Derek Timm of “Small Bites” on Wildfire Radio and Bluejeanfood.com blog. Her pie, the finalist at the Hammonton Farmers Market, was declared the best of three 2016 south Jersey “Perfect Peach Pie” amateur baking competition final entries held at Hammonton, Brigantine and Margate farmers markets.
August is New Jersey Peach Month, and growers are reporting a good season, with strong crops, despite the April freeze, and, expectations are that peaches will be available well into September (Send a peach to school with your child this fall ! :) Click 'Read more' for latest news, peach facts and stats!:)
Finally, after the vagaries of our spring weather, New Jersey’s own, locally grown peaches are hitting the markets, and the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is celebrating this healthy, delicious fruit throughout the State at farmer's markets, supermarkets, and restaurants.
Surprise! While initial estimates were that weather conditions could mean a smaller-than-usual crop of Jersey Fresh peaches and nectarines, New Jersey’s peach growers report that their crops are not only better than expected, but this year’s fruit is especially sweet, juicy and very tasty.
The dedication of the New Jersey Peach Buyers Guide for 2016 was recently announced by Santo John Maccherone, Chair of the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, to Larchmont Farms and its owners, Charles Haines and Tom Dunn. Tom and Charles are the 11th generation Haines family owners of Larchmont Farms, located in Elmer, New Jersey.
Glassboro, NJ (June 7, 2016) The 2016 edition of the New Jersey Peach Buyers Guide is now available from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. This year’s guide is 64 pages with information for prospective wholesale and retail buyers on where and how to buy and handle New Jersey peaches and nectarines.
Everything you need to know about our Jersey-grown peaches is here, just a click away. Discover why 'Jersey Fresh' peaches & nectarines stand high above the rest!
Sept 1: New Jersey Peach Promotion Council’s Perfect Peach Pie amateur baking contests attracted a record number of entrants at 11 farmers markets throughout the state. Finalists will now compete for one north Jersey and one south Jersey grand prize of $300.00 each.
North Jersey finalists was judged on Thursday, Sept 8th, at The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick, by Chef Bruce LeFevre and manager Jim Mullen. The south Jersey finalists will be judged on Saturday, Sept 17th, at Tortilla Press in Collingswood. Judges are Kevin Riordan of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfoodcritic, and host of "Small Bites” on Wildfire Radio.
North Jersey Finalists: Barbara Johnsons (Nutley), Kit Haines-Bornheimer (West Windsor); Miki Takano and Nicholas Venturini, (Ramsey); Sarah Deller (Edison); Emma Whittaker (Jersey City).
South Jersey finalists: Sandi Zakheim-Nord (Margate); Renee Krell (Hammonton); Carolyn Olga Trusso (Brigantine).
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