Peach Sale

We will be selling peaches a little earlier this year! Find us between June 22 and July 14 on Tuesdays in the Runnings parking lot.  Below are the instructions for storing and preserving our 2020 peaches.

 

Proper Storage of Peaches GEORGIA Peaches (provided by our grower):

• In order for your peaches to ripen properly, do not place them in the refrigerator. • Simply put them on your counter at room temperature until they reach your desired ripeness. • For faster ripening, place peaches in a brown paper bag on kitchen counter. • Once your peaches have reached your desired ripeness, then and only then should you place them in refrigerator. • Upon being placed in the refrigerator, they should last an additional week or so. • For maximum flavor, allow your peaches to reach room temperature before eating (about 30 min.). • Once your peaches are sliced, you can add a few dashes of lemon juice or coat with a citric acid solution to prevent excessive browning.

Tips for Freezing Peaches:

• Peaches should be soft & ripe before freezing. • Peel & slice peaches into a bowl of water mixed with a citric acid powder, making sure to cover the entire slices of peach with the water solution. This will keep peaches from turning brown when they are thawed. • Drain all water from the peaches before freezing. • Sugar may be added to the peaches at this point, if desired. • Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and lay out peaches. • Put tray in freezer until peaches are very firm. (This will make sure that your peaches will not freeze into one large mass.) • Pull peaches out of freezer and pack them in freezer bags about ¾ full. • Flatten bags and put your peaches back into the freezer. Freezing Peaches Whole: • Set peaches of desired ripeness on a cookie sheet, whole, without washing (the fuzz can help them from getting freezer burnt and the skins will be removed before use), and place in freezer. • Once frozen solid, place whole peaches in double-bagged grocery sacks or freezer bags and return them to the freezer. • Pull whole peaches from the freezer as need and run under hot water. The skins should peal right off. Let sit or defrost in the microwave for a short time to soften and remove the pit. This is an easy option for the busy schedule, no mess, no sugar, no canning.