GLASSBORO, N.J. — New Jersey’s amateur baker “Perfect Peach Pies” were declared “Fabulous and tough to judge,” according to culinary experts who judged submissions at farmers’ markets throughout the state. Finalists go on to compete for two grand prizes of $300 each in south and north Jersey. Now in their fifth year, the contests are sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, to raise public awareness of the goodness and nutritional value of locally grown peaches. In 2017, New Jersey ranks second in the country in peach production.
“We’re continuously developing new, improved varieties,” said Santo John Maccerone, chair of the NJ Peach Promotion Council. “And, proof success is in the superb pies submitted for judging.”
Finalists will re-bake their pies to be judged at two venues — one in south Jersey, the other in north Jersey, in early September. Stay tuned for final New Jersey Peach Pie Champions; find finalist recipes at www.jerseypeaches.com.
- Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market: Cathianne Metzgier
- Nutley Farmers Market: Molly Dodd
- Edison Farmers Market: Sarah Deller,
- Margate Farmers Market: Marc Swartz
- Ramsey Farmers Market: Diana DeBoer
- Brigantine Farmers Market: Barbara Leiby
- West Windsor Farmers Market: Christina Krowicki-Stone
- Jersey City, Farms in the Heights: Karen Fodere
For further information, contact the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, 800 Ellis Mill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 email: firstname.lastname@example.org; check us out at www.jerseypeaches.com; newjerseypeaches; @njppcpeaches
— New Jersey Peach Promotion Council