Summer Fruit Bounty - THURS, SATURDAY
Field Update #2: Boxes for delivery Th 7/9 and Sa 7/11 will include 1/2 peck peaches, 3x pints blueberries and yellow plums! The plums are 👌. -July 8
It's SUMMER! We've very excited to deliver a box of Farmer's Choice summer fruit bounty grown by Spring Valley Farm + Orchard. An example of the box is
- 1/2 peck peaches about 6-7 lbs or 10-15 peaches depending on size
- 1 quart nectarines about 2-3 lbs or 5-8 nectarines depending on size
- 1 quart cherries or about 1 pound of cherries
- 2 pints blueberries
The contents in your box maybe missing a thing or two from the picture and/or have an extra fruit variety or two. Depending on weather conditions, fruit can ripen at different rates so we can't project with 100% accuracy what your box will contain! If one type of fruit isn't ready for picking, the farm will substitute in something else.
Peach season usually runs from late June to mid-September. Earlier season peaches - usually these are pre-July 4th - are cling peaches meaning the peach will cling to the pit. Cling-free varieties, which are best for preserving, come a bit later in the season.
Use: best to store peaches and nectarines in a brown bag or on your counter until they have reached your desired ripeness! Once the peaches are ripe, store in the fridge and use within a few days. Berries + cherries should be refrigerated. Wash just before eating!
Spring Valley Farm & Orchard has been at farmers markets with us since day 1 of starting our business - we've known Eli Cook + his dedicated crew for almost a decade now! Located outside of Romeny, West Virginia, they're just over 2 hours from Washington DC. The Cook family is committed to growing, picking and selling high quality, fresh fruits + vegetables year-round. Spring Valley has grown their business at both farmers markets in the DC-area and at their farm stands in Virginia and West Virginia.