Friday, September 26, 2008

Pretty Peaches Direct from Idaho

In an earlier post, I talked about going to the Boise area to get peaches and pears. Well, we've ended up going 3 times, plus trucking some in. The response has been amazing! We can hardly keep them in stock.

The fruit is beautiful and it has been a long time since I have had such sweet, wonderful fruit. I'm hooked. And I still have some more to do.

This first picture is of our garage after our first run to Boise. We were amazed how much we had here in our garage. And it was gone in a flash - with people anxiously picking up their fruit.

Peaches - closer up. I've learned a lot about later variety peaches this year. I've enjoyed all of them - Red Globes, J.H. Hales, Summer Ladies, and Elbertas have been our most favorites.

These are the Red Globes. I had my cousin over and we bottled 77 jars in one day - with 4 kids running around us. Talk about a marathon! We were worn out when we were done.

I tried peach pie filling this year. It is tasty! I used the Summer Ladies for this one and am glad I did. They were just right - firm, pretty and really tasty sweet. I'm drooling thinking about it. (Need the recipe? Email me and I'll send it to you revealing my secret ingredient(s).)
This is not the best picture (not clear at all) but I think you can tell the color difference between the Red Globe and these Summer Ladies. They have just a little more color to them.
I love peach season - especially when I can get inexpensive fruit and then also help my friends and neighbors get some, too. It has been a fun adventure.

We are talking about doing it more next year. (Getting more fruit.) So, if you missed out, plan on getting in on the action next year. (Unless you let me know soon - we are getting one more shipment together before we start potato harvest.)


Erin said...

I'm so jealous! Now you get to enjoy the fruits of your labors! :)

Adrienne said...

You are cool!

ourhearts4home said...

I'm jealous too! Next year I'll have to join in on the bounty! :)

Anonymous said...

Now I have peach envy! I didn't do peaches this year as we thought we were going to be moving so I didn't want to have a lot more full bottles to move. But now we aren't moving and I am salivating looking at your delicious peaches. I would LOVE to have your peach pie filling recipe. What a great idea to bottle it so making pies is a quick and easy process. My email is Thanks for being so inspiring.


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