White Peaches are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. White Peaches are typically sweeter than Yellow Peaches, owing to their lower acidity and their higher sugar content. They also tend to be juicier and softer, when fully ripe. For many years, White Peaches were not grown or sold commercially at all due to their tendency to be more delicate and easily bruised than their yellow cousins, but in more recent times, hardier varieties have been developed that hold up a bit better. California-grown White Peaches typically come to market sooner than those produced in the other top Peach producing states (South Carolina and Georgia) due to California’s more favorable climate, and are excellent for eating fresh-picked, cut up in a fruit salad, or grilled. Several varieties of White Peaches are available, including the popular “donut” peaches. White Nectarines are also in season, and are also available at the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market.
Did You Know: Peaches (White and Yellow) are native to China, where they were a favorite fruit among ancient Chinese emperors as far back as 10th century BC!
Price: $2 per pound
Also in Season, and available now at all locations: Potatoes, Celery, Green Onions, FRESH and DRIED Herbs, Eggs, Dates, Almonds, Oranges, Grapefruit, Chard, Eggplant, Squash, Onions, Garlic, Apples, Shallots, Beets, Green Beans, Carrots, Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuces, Parsley, Mint, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Radishes, Leeks, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Cherimoyas, Dates . . . . PLUS, incredible artisan breads, fresh meats, cheese, fresh raw honey, California olives/olive oil/vinegars, and a wide variety of exotic Orchids and flowers.
Contact the Certified Farmers Market at 760.898.5250, 760-285-2630 (se habla Espanol), or visit us online at www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org.
The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.