Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:41 AM
Early Yellow Peaches (the flesh tends to stick to the pit until late July) are available in our farm market.
Pick your own peaches may start about July 10
-Yellow Freestone Peach
4 quart ‘Regular Picking Basket’, holds approx. 7 lbs. and is the minimum purchase for groups of three or more.
- 1-2 Regular baskets… $15.00 each
- 3-5 Regular Baskets.. $13.00 each
- >5 Regular baskets.... $12.00 each
- CSA Regular baskets.... $12.00 each
1/2 bushel Box, holds approx. 23 lbs.
- 1-2 1/2 bu box .... $30.00 each
- 3-5 1/2 bu boxes.. $28.00 each
- >5 1/2 bu boxes.... $27.00 each
- CSA 1/2 bu boxes…$27.00 each
- ll pricing and availability subject to change without notice. Check information posted in farm market before picking.
Our peaches grow on trees about 8’ tall, a step ladder is usually not needed. When picking peaches ignore any red color, it’s the back ground color that indicates ripeness. If the peach is all red, look near the stem. If you see true yellow or white, your good to go even if the fruit is firm. If the ‘background’ color is a shade of green leave it on the tree to ripen.
Keep peaches in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Pick firm ripe peaches.
After picking get fruit cold ASAP, chill the fruit all the way to the pit. After chilling peaches, it’s okay to leave some out on the kitchen table to ‘soften’.
Peaches are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin and potassium.
Which are sweeter/better, yellow or white peaches?
It is a personal preference. Both are sweet, juicy and delicious, but most likely you’ll prefer one over the other. Often people comment that white peaches are more aromatic.