Maryland is known for quality peaches, and harvesting is underway! To pick the best peaches, look for fruits that are deeply colored and firm, but slightly soft to the touch. Store them in a fridge and eat within a week for maximum freshness.
In 2017 alone there were 831 acres of peaches harvested in Maryland (2017 Maryland Agriculture Census). This fruit is great raw but can also be incorporated into desserts, smoothies, and other treats.
Find a farmer’s market near you or check the nearest fruit stand to try a Maryland signature fruit!