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Hello from First Fruits Organic Farms! We hope you have been enjoying the fruit in your CSA shares! After several challenging seasons due to freezes, we are happy to have a great crop this year. Peaches are ripening up on our trees rapidly, and you can anticipate another 10lb case in your fruit share next week. These are Coral Star and Starfire peaches, which are freestone varieties — great for eating fresh or processing. We have tried to space fruit shipments out as much as the crop will allow, but if these shipments of peaches are more than you can eat fresh, the peaches can easily be sliced and canned or frozen or can be dried in your oven by placing slices in an oven at 200 degrees until they reach your desired drying stage- usually about four hours. Your February self will thank your August self!
Enjoy the peaches! A wide variety of fruit at our farm in Paonia, Colorado is growing beautifully in our orchards and we plan to keep the fruit flowing from our farm to your homes.
The Kropp family at First Fruits Organic Farms