It’s peach time in the Midwest! Pluck them fresh off the trees, buy at your local farmers’ markets or in the grocery store. Your freshest bet is to go local. Michigan is known for its cherries, blueberries and apples but peaches were the first locally commercial crop. Click here for a list of where you can find peaches fresh off the farm.
HOW TO SELECT THE BEST
- Avoid rock hard peaches, they were picked too early and peaches don’t get sweeter in time
- Look for smooth unwrinkled skin with no blemishes or brown spots
- Leave at room temp for a couple of days to soften then store in fridge
- Peaches will keep in fridge for 3-5 days
WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR PEACHES
Can them, freeze them, grill them, eat them fresh. Peaches are a good source of potassium, vitamins A & C, and only about 70 calories. Here are eleven recipes from the New York Times, including one for that all-time favorite, peach cobbler.
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