It’s peach season right now at Wolff’s Apple House! Beginning in early July, our store manager, Brian Bednarz, begins to hand-select the best New Jersey peaches available from local farms. New Jersey is famous for its peach orchards, and since it’s warmer earlier there, the earliest peaches you’ll find in our produce bins come from New Jersey. Within a few weeks, we begin to add peaches from nearby Pennsylvania farms. Right now, the warmer weather in PA means that we have begun sourcing peaches from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey!
Peach season lasts from early July to mid-September, so peaches are definitely a taste to enjoy all summer long. Peaches are ripe and delicious for eating right now, and freestone peaches—peaches that have separated from the pit and are better for canning—become available in late July or early August.
Local peach salsa comes but once a year at Wolff’s Apple House—it’s become a part of our summer menu that we look forward to as a sign that summer is in full-swing. Our chef has worked carefully to craft a menu chock-full of all the local, in-season produce that comes to Wolff’s Apple House daily.
Even though we’re heartily celebrating peach season, our peaches are only one type of fresh, local fruit that is available right now at Wolff’s. What other produce is new and local this month? The local fruit selection includes blueberries, sugar plums, cantaloupes, and two types of summer apples—early gold and vista bella. We’ll soon have local blackberries and sugar baby watermelons. Our market is overflowing with fresh local veggies, including green peppers,jalapenos, organic garlic, organic salad greens, broccoli, basil, mushrooms, root vegetables, summer squash and tomatoes. We also have some new plants in the store—fresh cut Zinnias and Lisianthus.
Stop by and find a feast of peaches and other local fruit at Wolff’s. We will be sampling our salsa this weekend! Come try some!