We wait all year for Jersey Fresh peaches, and now they're finally in season! Here are some tasty ways to enjoy them this month.

Throughout August, I roam fruit stands and farmers markets looking for the freshest, sweetest Jersey peaches to feed myself. I work them into as many dishes as I can. Side note, I especially love taking a ride to Royale Crown in Hammonton to treat myself to their homemade Jersey peach soft serve ice cream.

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    Slice Them into a Salad

    The salad I make most during August is my Sliced Peach Balsamic Spinach Salad. I toss spinach and kale in a balsamic vinaigrette, throw in some sliced almonds, dried cherries or cranberries, and Gorgonzola cheese. Then, I thinly slice a peach and place on top.

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    Grill Them

    Nothing brings out the sweetness of a Jersey peach like the grill. I slice them in half, keeping them away from the flames. Super yummy!

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    Bake Them

    I love cubing up peaches, placing them into individual crocks, and loading on butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a drizzle of honey. I bake them and top with vanilla ice cream.

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    Blend Them

    The shake I make pretty much every morning involves peaches. I blend half a peach and a whole banana with a scoop of chocolate protein powder, a shake of PB2 powered peanut butter, kefir yogurt, grated ginger, agave syrup, cinnamon, and lots of ice.

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    Freeze Them!

    Jersey peaches only last so long. But I extend their lives by peeling them, slicing them, and placing them into freezer bags. They do well up to about 6 months in my freezer.

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