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Old 08-22-2011, 02:32 PM   #31
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Peaches are also my favorite summer fruit. I only buy from one farmer at the Union Square Greenmarket. They are waay more than .99 per pound. Even the "cheap" peaches at the Greenmarket are more than that. But these peaches are organic, no pesticides (Peaches soak it all up), and gorgeously ripe and juicy. I eat as many as possible each week, and then peel and slice the rest and freeze them for cobbler and ice cream in the winter.

Oh yes, and the peaches from this farmer each year win the Greenmarket Blind Taste Test with the shoppers and with the farmers.
that's one peachy situation you have there with greenmarket, june! btw, do you know how long before peach season is over? three, four weeks? i'm going to have some separation pangs, after this exceptionally great peach summer!
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:34 PM   #32
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Peaches are also my favorite summer fruit. I only buy from one farmer at the Union Square Greenmarket. They are waay more than .99 per pound. Even the "cheap" peaches at the Greenmarket are more than that. But these peaches are organic, no pesticides (Peaches soak it all up), and gorgeously ripe and juicy. I eat as many as possible each week, and then peel and slice the rest and freeze them for cobbler and ice cream in the winter.

Oh yes, and the peaches from this farmer each year win the Greenmarket Blind Taste Test with the shoppers and with the farmers.
that's one peachy situation you have there with greenmarket, june! btw, do you know how long before peach season is over? three, four weeks? i'm going to have some separation pangs, i'm afraid, after this exceptionally great peach summer.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:37 PM   #33
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peaches galore! my farmers market go-to-guy showed up a day early because of irene coming....his peaches are a velvety dark red, nearly-black in color this time. the variety is sweet and lovely. the nectarines are just slightly lighter crimson color and taste just like juicy honey. swear. farmer guy gave me enough peaches and nectarines for ten dollars, to cover nearly 3/4 of my dining room table. they smell divine, especially as i walk by them. so i walk by them quite often. in one sitting i ate three of the fruit and almost have a stomach ache. farmer guy says only two weeks more for the peaches, "when they go mealy, that's when i step away," he says. meanwhile, i will make the most of what remains....
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:45 PM   #34
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I like this Peach/nectarine thread. I know of the white flesh peaches you speak of, amazing. The best peach I've ever had was picked from a tree in Greece on my holidays. What a beauty
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:24 PM   #35
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this week's peaches are rapidly disappearing from my table, where i left them to perfume the air in their vicinity. now the peaches have begun to ripen so very fast--almost, almost faster than i can eat them. two days in a row now, i've had six or more, cut up juicy fruit spilling their sweet sticky nectar into my greedy waiting mouth. i will miss this. i miss it already. i cut up an apple, also from my fruit guy, a golden delicious. need to start weaning myself from the peaches. nice apple, but i'm afraid the galas have effectively spoiled me for the delicious varieties for good. red and gold. oh well, two more weeks (?) before my peach and nectarine summer comes to an end. long enough for addiction to take hold. saturday is days away, and only one nectarine and two peaches remain....
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #36
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this week's peaches are rapidly disappearing from my table....
Sounds like perfect time for peach preserve and jelly making.
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