We’re lucky to have a lot of great produce grown in Minnesota – and it’s always best to try to eat as seasonally as possible even if you can’t eat local. You’ll get riper fruit, crisper vegetables and enjoy everything at its peak. August is National Peach Month and these little fruits are ready to be eaten whole, baked into a pie or served over ice cream. So how do you know if a peach is ripe when you’re grocery shopping in Minnesota?
How to Tell if a Peach is Ripe
The best way to tell if a peach is ripe when you’re shopping for groceries at Coborn’s is by looking for a yellow and orange color. Peaches will also be medium-soft to the touch and really smell like a peach when they’re ripe and ready to eat. If you get your groceries delivered in the Twin Cities, the team at CobornsDelivers will make sure the peaches you’re buying are the very best we have. Just check the produce grader on the CobornsDelivers website to see what’s Good, Better and Best on the day you’re ordering!
How to Store Peaches
How should you store peaches? You don’t need to store peaches in the refrigerator until they get soft and really ‘smell’ like peaches. Then, they’ll be good in your fridge for several days.
What’s in a Peach?
Peaches are a great treat. 1 cup of peaches is just 70 calories and full of potassium and vitamins A & C. They’re delicious for breakfast, as a side at lunch or even dessert after dinner.
Recipes for Peaches – Fresh and Frozen
This recipe for Minnesota Peach Cobbler is a good one if you can’t find fresh peaches. It calls for frozen peaches and you don’t even need to thaw them!
Do you love real Minnesota maple syrup? Take advantage of our summer grilling season in Minnesota and make these Grilled Peaches with Maple Syrup.
If you’re up for trying a dessert that’s unique – give this recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream with Basil Peach Topping a try. If you garden in Minnesota you likely have a ton of fresh basil right now. Instead of making more pesto than you can ever eat (although it’s easy to freeze – click here for how), try this topping for ice cream. The peaches and basil are a refreshing combination that you may just end up wanting every summer in Minnesota!
Stop in and see what’s Fresh! Coborn’s is an employee-owned grocer operating throughout the Upper Midwest. For over 90 years, we’ve been striving for unmatched customer service, high quality products and convenience.
If you want to save time on grocery shopping in the Twin Cities – CobornsDelivers can help by delivering groceries to your door! We deliver fresh-cut produce, restaurant-quality meats, straight from the farm dairy and a full line of national and store brand grocery and household products — not to mention a hand-picked selection of wine, beer and spirits — to homes and businesses throughout the Twin Cities.