This weekend we went peach picking. I’d never been peach-picking before and I’m really getting into the pick-your-own fruit thing, but peaches are #2 on the dirty dozen for pesticide contamination. Long time readers will know I have chemical phobias (I wash my hair with baking soda, OK?), yet it is really difficult in New York state to grow orchard fruit without chemicals. Two pick-your-own farms in the area practice IPM, so we went to Fishkill Farms. Next year we will try Prospect Hill Orchards (maybe for cherries, too!)
I now need to make a lot of peach pies…. or something …FAST. (If you have any favorite peach recipes, please let me know!!)
This trip also allowed us to cross off an activity from our summer to-do list.