Peachy-keen in New Jersey

The juicy sun-kissed peach captures the flavor of summer and is one of the most popular fruits of the season. A native of China, the peach was introduced to Florida in 1571 by the Spanish explorers. It has been an important crop in New Jersey since the 1600’s. Learn the history and folklore of this New Jersey summertime favorite.

Judith Krall-Russo
Food Historian

Program available in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

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