THE BEST (PEACHES) MAY BE THE LAST

Glassboro, NJ (Sept 5, 2018) -Take heart, peach lovers, no need to grieve for the end of peach season yet. New Jersey peaches are still abundantly available, juicy and flavorful. The season that began late and is running late will continue to have available peaches, through mid/late September, according to growers and packers.

Peach Each Pie Recipes for Summer Delights

Glassboro, NJ (Aug 28, 2018) - 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.

New Jersey Amateur Bakers Create 'Best Peach Pies’ Annual Peach Pie Competitions Wrap Up

Glassboro, NJ (August 23, 2018) - New Jersey’s annual Peach Pie Competition for amateur bakers is now done. Delicious pies and cobblers were enjoyed by farmers market judges and attendees who got to taste the entries once they were judged.

Jersey Peaches On View

Glassboro, NJ (Aug 3, 2018) - Take a look at those electronic billboards on major highways around New Jersey, and your taste buds might tingle at the sight of delicious Jersey peaches, now at the height of their season.  You’ll also find them promoted on www.facebook/newjerseypeaches and websites www.jerseyfresh.com and www.jerseypeaches.com. The Jersey Fresh website is running a contest for the best recipe using Jersey peaches.  The winner

Jersey ‘Perfect Peach Pie’ Winner Margate Competition

Glassboro, NJ (July 31, 2018) - Sage and Hallee Adelman took first place in Margate Farmers Market “Perfect Peach Pie” competition, sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

“They beat out 11 other contestants, with some very good entries,” said Jane Martin, manager of the market.

“We learned of the Margate Farmers Market contest from the local paper, downbeach, main line times, and radio KYW,” said Hallee Adelman. She continues, describing her daughter’s entry:

Pick-Your Own Peaches At New Jersey Farms

Glassboro, NJ (July 9, 2018) – 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.

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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