Summer's Favorite Fruit Ready To Pick In New Jersey Farmers Markets & Restaurants Offer 'Creative Peachy Events'

Glassboro, NJ (July 5, 2018) If you have fond memories of last summer’s juicy, delicious Jersey peaches, charge up your taste buds – they’re now ripe and ready to eat. Take the family out to the farm for a day of picking your own peaches, or just go to a farmstand, farmers market or supermarket. Treat yourself to a multi-course dinner out with every course made with peaches.

Community farmers markets are featuring special “Jersey Peach Days,” with peach tastings, giveaways, story-telling, face painting and lots of peachy products like cider, jam, sweets -- several hosting amateur baker competitions for the “Best Peach Pie” or cobbler.  Winning entry recipes will be posted on www.jerseypeaches.com and winners will compete for two grand prizes of $300 each (one in north Jersey; one in south Jersey).

A Time Of Diversity for NJ Peaches and Nectarines

New peach and nectarine varieties give NJ growers the opportunity to garner more shelf space in retail establishments. They continue to make new plantings not only of the best varieties of yellow -fleshed peaches, but also flat peaches, white-fleshed peaches and nectarines. “New Jersey peach farmers are also growing not only peaches with traditional peach flavor, but new, sweet varieties with a sub-acid flavor,” said Jerry Frecon, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University. 

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