Today is ‘National Eat A Peach Day’ and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture plans to celebrate by giving out free peaches to residents…. a lot of them.
Beachgoers at three Jersey Shore locations will be able to grab a peach while they grab some sun.
New Jersey is annually among the top 10 producers of peaches in the U.S. Last year, New Jersey had a production value of $19 million for peaches, according to the USDA.
Garden State farmers harvested 18 million pounds of peaches on 3,600 acres.
“Peaches are one of the staples of the Jersey Fresh season and we have a robust crop this year,” NJDA Assistant Secretary Joe Atchison III said. “We look forward to distributing this great tasting fruit to those on the boardwalks where we will be located.”
The peaches will be available beginning at 1 p.m. until supplies last, at the end of East Schellenger Avenue at the boardwalk near Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, at the end of New York Avenue in Atlantic City, and near the end of Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights.
Go to www.FindJerseyFresh.com to see where Jersey Fresh peaches are available locally and to find recipes that include delicious Jersey Fresh peaches.