What’s your all-time favorite fruit? That’s a question I’m commonly asked when people learn that I’m the “Produce Geek.” Year after year, I ponder my answer and come back to the same conclusion: Yellow Peaches. Not just any peaches – summertime peaches allowed to ripen on the tree from small orchards in Lancaster or Berks County, PA during August… the kind that drip juice down your chin when you take a bite, causing you to slurp, and with fuzz that reminds your lips that this is a really fresh, intensely flavored piece of fruit. My daughter now shares this love of the pursuit of the perfect peach. Summer Yellow Peaches are perfect for snacking and for using in baking, with cereal, shakes, smoothies salsas or salad recipes.
A juicy-sweet Yellow-flesh Peach, ripened to perfection for the ultimate balance of sugars and acid is an amazing treat! Seek the best, the freshest, most cared for Peaches and enjoy – be it from the roadside stand, farm market, pick-your-own orchard or supermarket that supports local farmers. My best eating experiences have always been with Yellow Peaches that have never been refrigerated and give slightly to a gentle squeeze in the palm of my hand.