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South Jersey Grand Prize Winner!

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council wound up a bountiful season with the final judging for South Jersey’s champion baker of “Perfect Peach Pies,” at Tortilla Press, Collingswood. Cathianne Metzgier’s pie, the winning submission at Downtown Wildwood Farmers' Market, took the grand prize of $300 from the NJPPC. The North Jersey grand prize of $300 was awarded to Sarah Deller, for her own wonderful pie at Edison Farmers' Market, judged at the Frog and Peach, New Brunswick.

2017 Peach Pie Contest July News!

New Jersey amateur peach pie baking contests are in their fifth season, and competitions are getting fierce! Winners of local competitions go on to compete for two grand prizes of $300 each – one in southern New Jersey, one in northern New Jersey. Contests and peach events are sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

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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