Sunday, August 13, 2023

Picking Peaches


There are few things as summery as picking peaches in August. I went peach picking this week at my favorite farm in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Click to enlarge.

The garden writer, Jean Hersey, once said: "August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripening peaches..." I haven't seen any ripening grain lately but I agree about the peaches.

South Jersey is famous for delicious yellow peaches and the state usually ranks among the top five peach-producing states every year.

I'll be making peach jam soon -- little pink orange jars of summer to open throughout the coming cold seasons. This is one of the last of the 2022 batch.

So... I had one of these peaches in my hand but I felt like I'd like to have a pear. I said as much and somebody handed me another peach.

That was a joke. Pit-iful, right?

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