Peaches Are The Real Local Food

by

Peaches are in season here right now and I have been eating several every day. Like sliced tomatoes, peaches are something I do not eat when they are out of season. There is just no way I can even think the “peaches” in the stores at other times of the year are even the same species of fruit. The difference is that while I dry tomatoes, make sauce to freeze, and just generally eat cooked tomatoes year round, with peaches, the only way I like them is fresh. So I am stuck eating them one after another for about a month once a year, then waiting 10 or 11 months for the next chance.

This got me thinking about some of my previous posts about local food and our changing demands to have produce available out of season. Here is a post that gives a good overview of local food issues and, in the comments, even laments the short season of delicious peaches. Do you think about local food when you shop? OR do you just take it for granted that what you find in your local grocery is the best you can do? It takes some extra time, but a trip to the local farm stand or farmer’s market in the middle of summer can remind you what our fruit and vegetables are supposed to taste like.

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Will Sig
1 Dennis the Vizsla

We have a peach tree in our yard. Unfortunately I can’t stand peaches.

Reply

2 Tony McGurk

My wife usually does the shopping but we have a fruit & veggie shop that is mostly all Tasmanian produce & I refer to go there. I absolutely love fresh peaches

Reply

3 Tony

My wife usually does the shopping but we have a fruit & veggie shop that is mostly all Tasmanian produce & I refer to go there. I absolutely love fresh peaches

Reply

4 Will

Good thing, Dennis. Dogs around these parts get terrible gas when they eat fruit!

Reply

5 Anna

Oh I love peaches too, and like you I cannot eat them out of season, but that also sometimes applies to other fruits and vegetables. Will you can always freeze cut fresh peaches too. I been doing this a lot with berries, jarring them fresh. Anna 🙂
Anna recently posted..Self Portrait DissectedMy Profile

Reply

6 Steve Denning

Like you Anna, peach season is the perfect time to blanch, peel, pit, dice, cup and freeze (lightly sugared with a little pectin)–perhaps nature’s most prized flavor ready & waiting all winter long. We still have a few cups leftover from last years 60 lb ‘canning’ day. A small square of wax paper on top keeps the brown away. Tasty fresh as the day our family gathered in the kitchen to do the deed.

Reply

Thank you for your comments

CommentLuv badge
My full comment policy is linked here, but please do not use a keyword as your name. For great referrrals and backlinks, link to your site in the box and by using CommentLuv

Previous post:

Next post: