2016 Peach Buyers Guide now Available

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.

The guide lists in alphabetical order growers and shippers of New Jersey peaches including their brands, and general information on what and how they ship. This section has been written for easier use and for placement on the New Jersey Peaches web site atwww.jerseypeaches.com.  It also contains a complete listing of farm market retailers of NJ peaches with their websites and other social media information.

Over the years the guide has been an important source of information for the media because it provides details and statistics on the peach industry. Color pictures of some of the most important varieties are highlighted along with details on when they are available for buyers. A variety availability chart explains this in detail.

Information is included on the 2016 Jersey Peach Promotional program and the Food Safety used by most growers. Details on officers and directors of the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council are listed along with other details on the council and New Jersey peach industry.

For merchandisers the guide contains information on how to store and handle New Jersey peaches. The opening page of the guide explains why everyone should buy New Jersey Peaches. Buying New Jersey peaches helps to preserve peach farms and open space in the Garden State.

This year's guide also contains information on food safety practices used by New Jersey Peach growers. Food safety is an important goal for shippers, retailers and other buyers.

The 2016 Peach Buyers Guide is dedicated to Larchmont Farms and it's owners, Charles Haines and Tom Dunn. Larchmont is the largest producer of New Jersey peaches, and, is one of the oldest farming operations in New Jersey, now run by the tenth generation of the Haines Family.

The guide is available by contacting jfrecon@verizon.net or by writing the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council at 800 Ellis Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Much of the information in the guide is also featured on the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Web site atwww.jerseypeaches.com.

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Buyers Guide lists the name and contact information of NJ peach growers, distributors, and direct-to-consumer sellers. This information can also be found on the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council website: www.jerseypeaches.com or www.jerseypeaches.net For questions, email us at info@jerseypeaches.com, facebook.com/newjerseypeaches, Twitter: Jersey Peaches(@NJ_Peaches)