Valley Bounty: Stone fruit
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Stone Fruit: Peaches, apricots & plums
Peaches and apricots are just starting to ripen, so now is the time to get them. The intensely cold winter, with multiple days below zero, caused damage to many stone fruit trees’ buds and decreased crop yields this year. But don’t fear! Peaches, apricots, and soon-to-see plums are gracing farm stands, farmers markets and grocery shelves and are full of summer flavor. Grill the peaches! Dry the apricots! Preserve the plums! Check out the Valley Bounty page at www.buylocalfood.org for recipes, cooking tips, and links to find the best local stone fruit this season.
By Abby Getman of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)