If you're looking for something to do with yourself this weekend (like there's not enough cool summer stuff going on around town already
), might we suggest making a cobbler, upside-down cake, pie, galette or jam?
Peaches are prime right now, and will be at their juicy, supple, sweet best through mid-August.
Who's got them:
- Freshfield Farms is currently carrying Lane Peaches from just up I-75
- The South Carolina peaches at Clemons Produce are smaller (but for $0.99/lb, does size really matter?)
- Publix's Georgia peaches are perfectly ripe from the store, so no counter-ripening needed.
While you're at it, pick up some white-fleshed nectarines, donut peaches (the flat ones), plums and apricots. Eat all
the stone fruit. You'll need a dropcloth for dribbles, but it will be worth it. Summer!
Most of our local stone fruit comes from South Carolina and Georgia by now, but there are a couple of U-Pick peaches places in and around the Orlando area, like Center Hill Berry Patch
(call before heading all the way out there; they're not always open), Green Acres
in Yalaha and Showcase of Citrus
in Clermont (warning: website blasts old-timey git-tar music!).
If you don't already have a favorite one, click the image above for an aces peach-and-ginger pie recipe
from one of our favorite blogs, Communal Table
, edited in the beautiful food haven of Portland, Oregon, by Adrian J.S. Hale
, one of our former restaurant reviewers.