August is National Peach Month and the North Park Farmers' Market is ready to help you celebrate! In the Chinese culture, the peach has mystical attributes, and supposedly brings luck, abundance and protection. Closer to home, even though the state of Georgia calls itself the "Peach State," our home state of California actually grows over 50% of all the peaches consumed in the US. After basking in our hot California summer sun, August peaches have developed their full flavor profile giving us reason to eat them by the bushel! So, stop by Smit Orchards or R&L Farms, fill your baskets and let the celebration begin!
Once you're full of peaches eaten out of hand (does that ever happen?) chill out with a peach pie smoothie or heat things up with a Chipolte Peach Salad. Who could pass up warm peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream? Complete your party with a peach martini and everyone will be feeling peachy keen!