Farmers Markets, Restaurants, Supermarkets Celebrate Jersey-Fresh Peaches During August ‘Jersey Peach Month’

August is ‘New Jersey Peach Month,’ as proclaimed by the governor. And, venues throughout the state are joining in with “peachy” events and menus. Following is a calendar listing when and where you can find them.

New Jersey Peach Growers Optimistic After Excellent Dormant Season

After an excellent winter and early spring with mild/ cold temperatures and abundant rainfall and snow, New Jersey Peach Growers anticipate an excellent crop of peach flowers, with full bloom in early April.

Jersey Peaches are ‘Comin’

“We strive to grow the very best peaches without cutting corners on food safety and a safe environment for our workers,” says Santo John Maccherone, one of the state’s primary growers, who sells his peaches and home-made peach cider and peach salsa under the Circle M label.

Bonnie Lundblad Elected New Chair of New Jersey Peach Promotion Council

Bonnie Lundblad was recently elected chair of the 70-year-old New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, replacing Santo John Maccherone long time chair who stepped back and was elected vice chairmen.

Peach Growers Prepare for a Challenging Harvest Season

With a good crop of peaches being thinned for size and quality, New Jersey growers like most farmers are working under new protocols to protect farm workers’ health during the virus pandemic while using stringent food safety regulations.