What should I look for when selecting stone fruits?
Stone fruit are their own kind of being. Unlike other fruits, stone fruit will not get sweeter after being picked, only softer and juicer, so you will want to look for tree-ripened fruits. Ripe peaches and nectarines will have a pleasant, sweet aroma and the fruit should be free of bruises and blemishes. They will also have a yellow-orange background or white background, with a red blush covering most of the fruit.
The peaches and nectarines I purchased are too firm to eat. What should I do?
Simply allow your fruit to soften at room temperature or in a paper bag or on the counter for a day or two. Once it has softened to your preference, store it in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
What is the difference between white and yellow peaches or nectarines?
The white variety has a pale-colored flesh and exterior compared with the yellow variety. The main difference is that white peaches and nectarines are sweeter with lower acid levels. Both are equally delicious!
Are your summer fruits organic?
Yes! Our entire crop of peaches and nectarines are grown and certified organic and are sold under our Artisan Organics™ label. Most of our apricots are grown and certified organic, but we have conventional as well.