Bursting with sweetness, Eckert’s peaches herald the arrival of summer. The Eckert family selects only the best-tasting peach varieties.
At this time (3/9/17) we anticipate that we will open Pick-Your-Own Peaches around the end of June at our Belleville Farm. The cost of Pick-Your-Own Peaches during the 2017 season will be $1.29/lb. More information to come once it becomes available.
Starting in 2017 a field access pass will be required to enter our picking areas. The all-day field access pass will allow you to enjoy fruit samples, unlimited rides to the picking areas, fresh farm air and lasting memories. The field access pass is $1/person (children under 2 are free).
Buying and Storing
When selecting peaches, choose slightly firm and plump peaches that yield somewhat to pressure. Blushes are an indicator of the variety of peach, but not its ripening status. Tree-ripened peaches need additional ripening once purchased to increase their softness and juiciness. Place peaches in a paper bag, and set a room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Do not refrigerate unripe peaches because this inhibits ripening and causes the fruit to become dry, mealy, and flavorless. Once peaches are ripe, they can be refrigerated from 5 to 7 days.
Click here to learn how to freeze peaches.
Since ripening schedules and crop availability are not an exact science, always be sure to check the Eckert’s Crop Update to find out what crop(s) are available.