Peach Mania

Yukon King White PeachesNew Jersey peaches are in season and peach promotions and events abound.  The Peach Promotion Council has been making the rounds of farmers markets, supermarkets, and restaurants, with special events and even appearances by the Jersey Peach Queen, Ms. Leevon Lacy of Woodstown.

Jersey-grown peaches will be celebrated with special “Peach Party” peach dishes at the following restaurants (and more) throughout August: Brothers Moon, Hopewell; Milford Oyster House, Milford; Boulevard Five 72, Kenilworth; Barnsboro Inn, Sewell; The Frog and The Peach, New Brunswick; Blueplate, Mullica Hill.

Chocolatier Donna Toscana has even produced a seasonal peach truffle, right below. Jersey Peach truffle

Go out there and get your peach on!

Here are some of the special peach events around the state for the rest of the month.

August 12:

West End Long Branch Farmers Market
11am – 6pm, 732-229-6999

Activities: Peach pie contest, prizes, gift certificates, peach basket raffle

August 14:

Acme Market, Logan

Activities: Peach Queen appearance, $25 gift certificate raffle with purchase of peaches

August 14:

Sickles Market, Little Silver
All day, 732-741-4457

August 15:

Denville Farmers Market
8:30am – 1pm, 201-317-2335

August 15:

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market, Flemington
9am- 1pm, 908-237-4582

Peach Growers: Phillips Farm, Milford; Sweet Valley Farm, Lambertville

August 15:

Ramsey Farmers Market
9am-2pm, 201-675-6866

Activities: Kids’ Quiz & games, peach smoothies, raffle for basket of peaches, other activities

Peach Growers: Matarazzo farms, North Caldwell & Belvidere

August 21:

Burlington Co Farmers Market, Moorestown
8:30am – 1pm, 856-642-3850

August 21:

Acme Market, Medford

Activities: Peach Queen appearance, $25 gift certificate raffle with purchase of peaches

August 30:

Kings Supermarket, Short Hills Store
Beyond the Peach Pie Bake-Off

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