An email newsletter I received from Lookout Farm in South Natick, Massachusetts (where you can, by the way, pick your own peaches), said that peaches are the second largest commercial fruit crop in the United States--second only to apples.
August is peach picking season in New England, and the farm markets and grocery stores are beginning to display fragrant, fuzzy, juicy and delightful peaches grown locally. Whether you pick your own peaches or simply purchase them, here are some peach recipes direct from New England that take full advantage of the flavor of fresh peaches.
Baked Peach Pancakes, from Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut.
Baked Peaches with Raspberries and Cream, from White Rocks Inn in Wallingford, Vermont.
Caramelized Peaches and Sweet Ricotta, from WCAX in Vermont.
Cold Peach Strawberry Soup, from the Recipe of the Day Archive at Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Seacoastonline.
Eileen's Peach Cobbler from the galley of the Isaac H. Evans, a Maine Windjammer.
Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe, from Green Mountain at Fox Run in Ludlow, Vermont.
Ginger Peach Muffins, from Weston House Bed and Breakfast in Eastport, Maine
Grilled Peaches with Peach Walnut Chutney, from Chef Stan Frankenthaler, Blue Room, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Grilled Peach-Peppery Club Sirloin Steak for the Grill, from Haverhill Beef in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Old Fashioned Peach Ice Cream, from One Willow by the Sea Bed and Breakfast in Charlestown, Rhode Island
Peach and Berry Salad, from newenglandrecipes.com.
Peach and Goat Cheese Panini, from Vermont Creamery in Websterville, Vermont.
Peach Brandy Chicken, from Windflower Inn Bed and Breakfast in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Peach Cobbler Recipe, from the Schooner Ellida, Rockland, Maine.
Peach Crisp with Sour Cream Chantilly, from The Atlantic Inn Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant on Block Island, Rhode Island.
Peach Kuchen, from Abigail's Bed and Breakfast in Camden, Maine.
Peach Muffins, from Judith's Garden B&B in Goshen, Vermont.
Peaches Poached in Riesling with Ice Cream Recipe, from Burt Wolf: Local Flavors show from Portland, Maine.
Puffed Peach Pancakes, from The Elms Bed & Breakfast in Camden, Maine.
Rhode Island Peach Slump, from The Recipe Link.
Spiced Peach B & B Liqueur Soup, from The Inn at Maplewood Farm in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
Stuffed and Rolled French Pancakes with Fresh Peach Sauce, from Grafton Inn in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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