Nothing tastes like summer quite as much as a summer peach right off the tree. Utah has some ideal landscapes for growing peach trees, and pick your own peaches orchards can be found across the state. Farmers and growers also bring their fresh peaches to farmers markets and roadside stands all over the state, so if you’re looking for fresh local peaches, you’ll be able to find them.
Picking your own peaches is a fun way to walk, run, and lift. You’ll need to be careful around the trees though! Never climb a fruit tree, and be careful using the ladders in the orchards. If you’re at the market, be sure to ask the vendor to help you choose the best peaches; don’t just pick up the offerings and squeeze them. Nobody wants a bruised peach.
Once you get your Utah peaches home, what are you going to do with them? Eating them fresh will give your body a burst of flavor, and a bunch of nutrition too! Peaches have up to 6% of your daily vitamin A needs, and 15% of your daily vitamin C needs. One medium peach also contains a bunch of other good stuff, like vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper. That’s a lot of things to keep your body going and growing!
What else can you do with fresh peaches? Captain Create has a few ideas!