Fresh peaches are one of the official signs of summer, along with homegrown tomatoes and sweet corn. August is National Peach Month, so visit your local farmers market or grocery store and stock up on these tasty fruits. When you buy in-season, you get the best taste and price.
Peach Nutrition Facts
Like most fruit, peaches provide dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. One medium peach has about 60 calories, making them a great low-calorie snack your kids will enjoy. Use these tips from our friends in North Carolina for selecting and storing peaches for the best quality.
Peaches in Virginia
Virginia grew over 10 million pounds of peaches last year, making us the 14th largest peach producer in the United States. Most farmers markets carry locally grown peaches, and there are even some pick-your-own orchards in the state. If you’re near Stuart, Virginia, be sure to check out their yearly Peach Festival later this month.
Eating Smart with Peaches
Peaches are perfectly sweet and tasty all on their own. Peaches can add a dash of summer flavor to cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, French toast, yogurt parfaits, fresh salsas, marinades or sauces for grilled meat, hearty entrée salads, and iced tea. Get inspired by these peach recipes!
- Peach and Carrot Smoothie
- Caprese Salad with Peaches
- Balsamic Peach Salad
- Couscous Salad with Snowpeas, Peaches, and Mint
- Peach and Avocado Salsa
- Fresh Peach Salsa
- Peach Corn Salsa
- Peach and Tomato Salad
- Grilled Fruit
- Peachy Pops
What’s your favorite way to eat peaches?