New NJPPC Website
Glassboro, NJ (June 14, 2016) The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council announces their newly re-designed website. With it's slideshow of photos it responds to any standard size screen and device.
“Now peach shoppers can find the nearest grower, retailers and shippers of Jersey peaches from their smart phones, as well as from desktops, laptops and notebooks,” says Santo John Maccherone, chair of the Council.
The easy-to-navigate website has a complete listing of member growers, enabling wholesale and retail buyers to quickly find peaches, and click through to supplier websites, which state what types of peaches are available, and when. Retailers can download peach price cards, handling guides, food safety practices, information on grading, and more.
The new site contains useful links for our peach-loving community, such as the US Department of Agriculture, Rutgers University Peach Science, New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jersey Fresh websites, and others, as well as Facebook and Twitter. Consumers can find recipes, peach facts, handling tips, nutrition information, food safety practices, New Jersey peach history, and more.
Three informative videos can be viewed through the site: one designed for consumers, one for wholesalers, distributors and retailers; and one geared toward kids, with “peach fun facts.”
When peaches are ready for market, in early July, the new site’s homepage will feature upcoming events, supermarket nutrition demonstrations and availability in stores and farmers markets.
The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit, voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches to consumers. New Jersey is the fourth largest peach producing state in the country, with approximately 80 orchards on 5,500 acres.