This is 27 ounces of down home, Georgia peach goodness.
Your order will include:
9 oz Peach Butter with Honey: Old fashion peach butter made with honey.
9 oz Peach Preserves: Preserves are made from whole ripe peaches and sugar.
9 oz Peach Jelly: Peach jelly is made from peach juice, sugar and a jellying agent.
Not sure about how to select the peaches at the grocery store? Listen up!
- Smell the peach. The peach is a member of the rose family and should have a pleasingly sweet fragrance.
- Look for a creamy gold to yellow under-color. The red or “blush” of a peachis an indication of variety, not ripeness.
- Peaches should be soft to the touch but not mushy.
- Look for a well defined crease that runs from the stem to the point.
- Don’t squeeze peaches; they bruise easily.
- Place firm peaches on the counter for a day or two, and they’ll ripen.
- Promptly refrigerate ripe peaches and eat them within a week of purchase.
- To peel a peach, dip it into boiling water for 30 seconds, then in cold water. The peel should slide off easily.
- To keep sliced peaches from darkening, add lemon juice or ascorbic acid
Who: Dickey Farms
Where: Musella, Georgia
Why: Dickey Farms is home to Georgia’s oldest, continuously operating peach packinghouse. Built in 1936 from lumber hewn off the land of Robert L. “Mr. Bob” Dickey, the long, white building is a prominent landmark in Musella, Georgia.
You Should Know: Dickey Farms sets the standard for food safety. In 2012 Dickey Farms successfully completed a third party Global GAP Food Safety and Defense Audit.
Small Stuff: Ships in 3-5 days via UPS; $13