Jersey Peaches are Here and Best in Years

Glassboro, NJ (July 3, 2019) - Winter was just cold enough; spring was just warm and wet enough, and this year’s peach crop is as near perfect as perfect can be, according to Santo John Maccherone, chair of New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

“All our growers report this year’s crop is abundant and beautiful,” says Maccherone. “Peaches are a little later than usual, but the crop will be harvested well into September – making peaches ideal for school lunches.”

Peach Each Pie Recipes for Summer Delights

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.

Peach Pie: Carolyn Trusso, Brigantine

Pick-Your Own Peaches At New Jersey Farms

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.

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.

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