It's Peach Season! - ONIE Project

It's Peach Season!

Posted by ONIE Project on 06/08/2017

It's Peach Season! 

Fresh produce at the local farmer's market

Summer is coming up which means Oklahoma grown summer fruit is here! Oklahoma farmers grow a hand full of sweet treats. One of our summertime favorites are juicy peaches! They are beginning to make their appearance at local farmers markets and (weather permitting) should be here until Labor Day!

Activities for kids at the local farmer's marketOklahoma peaches are simply amazing! They are juicier, sweeter and fresher than store-bought peaches. Like many other farmers market produce, they are picked only a day or two before they are sold at the farmers market. Taste the difference at your local market!

Find a SNAP-accepting market near you here.

 Below we have all the info on how to select, store and cook with peaches. 

Selecting Peaches: 

Choose peaches that are plump, fragrant and give a little with pressure. Trust your nose – a ripe peach smells sweet!

Storing Peaches:

If purchasing unripe peaches, store them in a closed paper bag on the counter. They should ripen within a couple of days. Ripe peaches can be stored at room temperature up to 1-2 days or in the fridge up to 1 week.

Cooking with peaches:

Peaches can be enjoyed as whole fruit or in various preparations including salads. Check out some of these great ONIE recipes for tasty ways to enjoy peaches!

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