Summer’s Favorite Fruit Ready To Pick In New Jersey Farmers Markets & Restaurants Offer ‘Creative Peachy Events’

Glassboro, NJ – If you have fond memories of last summer’s juicy, delicious Jersey peaches, charge up your taste buds – they’re now ripe and ready to eat.  Take the family out to the farm for a day of picking your own peaches, or just go to a farmstand, farmers market or supermarket.  Treat yourself to a multi-course dinner out with every course made with peaches. 

Community farmers markets are featuring special “Jersey Peach Days,” with peach tastings, giveaways, story-telling, face painting and lots of peachy products like cider, jam, sweets — several hosting amateur baker competitions for the “Best Peach Pie” or cobbler.  Winning entry recipes will be posted and winners will compete for two grand prizes of $300 each (one in north Jersey; one in south Jersey).

Markets have some very creative events and activities in addition to the baking competitions.  Live music is at Bernardsville, Chatham Borough, Nutley, Ramsey.  Five Collingswood area restaurants, The Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick and Blueplate in Mullica Hill offer dinners with peaches in every course.  Alstede Farms in Chester offers home-made peach pancake breakfasts with wagon rides to the orchard.  Terhune Orchards features eight chefs creating different peach dishes.  Bernardsville holds a free drawing for peach prizes. Brigantine holds Peach Trivia contest with a $25 gift card prize.  And more.  Complete calendar listing with descriptions follows.

For further information, go to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council’s website Weekly “Peach Days” at farmers markets are posted every Tuesday




2018 DATES




July 8

Fort Lee Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Day


1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee Community Center, Fort Lee


July 12

Township of Union Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Party w/Best Peach Recipe Contest

appetizers and/or desserts, judged by notable food judges. Peach items at vendors, peach ice cream, cold-pressed peach juice, peach muffins. 

For kids, a ‘peachy’ face painter


1976 Morris Ave, Union,

Parking lot in front of Municipal Building


July 19-Sept

The Frog & The Peach, New Brunswick

Jersey peach menu– Five Courses, $73, plus wine pairings, $48


29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick,

July 20

Margate Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Party…Peach Pie contest for amateur bakers


9700 Amherst Ave (Steve & Cookies by the Bay), Margate


July 21

Bernardsville Farmers Market
Jersey Peach Celebration… free drawing for fresh peaches from Silver Lake and Hensler Farms.  Baker's Bounty will give away delicious Peach Cobbler, free peach ice cream from Penguin Ice Cream. Everyone is invited to enjoy the fruits of the season until the treats run OUT.


Bernardsville Train Station, Route 202 & Claremont Avenue, Bernardsville


July 26-29

Gloucester Co 4-H Fair

Celebrating Jersey Peaches from Petlowski Orchards, peach cider, slushies, peach goods


275 NJ-77, Mullica Hill


July 28

Boonton Farmers Market’ Jersey Peach Day

Jersey Peach Day…., Peach Pie/Cobbler Contest


Upper Plane Street Parking Lot, Boonton


July 29

Hammonton Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Day…Peach Pie contest for amateur bakers


200 Rte 206, Hammonton


July 29

Edison Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Day.. Peach Pie contest for amateur bakers


925 Amboy Ave, Edison


July 31-Aug 4

Blueplate restaurant,

Celebrating Jersey peaches: "Just Peachy" 4-course dinners with Holtzhauser Farms peaches. Every course features peaches.


47 S. Main Street, Mullica Hill


Aug 3

Bordentown Historical Society

Annual Peach & Ice Cream Social celebrating peach season!  Peach cobbler, peach sundaes, peach pie a la mode!; Oliver’s-Bistro Bordentown supplying “best” peach cobbler


Friends Meeting House, 302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown


Aug 4

Collingswood Farmers Market

Peach Party, peach demos, kick-off of 3-day restaurant peach festival, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9


713 North Atlantic Avenue, between Haddon Avenue & PATCO train, Collingswood,


Aug 4

Chatham Borough Farmers Market

Peach Party…tastings, live music


RR Plaza South off Fairmount Avenue, Chatham Borough


Aug 4

Downtown Wildwood Farmers' Market

Jersey Peach Day…Peach pie contest for amateur bakers


Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue (Pacific & Oak), Wildwood


Aug 4

Community Presbyterian Church, Chester

Jersey Peach Day-peach pies, cobblers, kuchen, homemade peach ice cream, other peach treats.


220 Main Street, Chester


Aug 4-5

Terhune Orchards

Just Peachy Festival with 8 chefs doing peachy dishes


330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton

Aug 4-5

Aug 11-12



Aug 5 & 12


Alstede Farms Peach Festival

Jersey Peach Festival -Peach treats to buy–homemade peach ice cream, peach pies, peach cakes, peach slushies, pick your own peaches, children’s activities, tractor drawn wagon rides.


Peach pancake breakfast–all you can eat country breakfast: homemade pancakes, with our fresh peach topping, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and desserts. Breakfast tickets includes admission to our pick your own peach orchards, pay for what you pick additional, and our tractor drawn wagon rides. Call for reservations, 908-879-7189


1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester


Aug 5

Nutley Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Day, peach pie contest for amateur bakers, live music & more


Municipal Parking Lot, Franklin Ave & William St, Nutley


Aug 5


Jersey City Riverview Farmers Market 

Jersey Peach Party, peach pie contest for amateur bakers, live music, kids’ activities


498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City


Aug 5

Ramsey Farmers Market

Celebrating Jersey Peaches… Juicy peaches, peach tea, peach lemonade, peach pies and cakes, kids’ activities, music, crafts & more


Main Street Train Station, Ramsey


Aug 7, 8, 9


Five Collingswood Area Restaurants celebrate Jersey peaches:

Just Peachy 3-course all-peach menu

The Tortilla Press, Villa Barone, Centanni Pizza and Italian Grill, Nunzio Ristorante Rustico,

 El Sitio  for restaurant addresses and contacts


Aug 9

Long Branch: West End Farmers Market

Jersey Peach Party


Parking lot directly behind Jesse's Cafe & Catering, 139 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch