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It’s just peachy to celebrate stone fruit in August!

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Even though peaches originated in China, they are celebrated every August—National Peach Month—in the United States.

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Peach Pie

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This recipe was prepared by Chef This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

National Peach Month marks one of the sweetest seasons

August is not only peak picking time for fresh peaches but also National Peach Month. And despite weather challenges earlier in the year, it’s possible to celebrate with a juicy Virginia-grown peach.

Peachy keen: fresh fruit makes juicy summer pies

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More than 5,000 tons of peaches are grown each year in Virginia, and many are at their ripest right now. It’s also picnic season, and peach pie is a welcome addition to any gathering.

Virginia’s crop is ripe and juicy for National Peach Month

Whip up a delicious peach cobbler or enjoy a scoop of peach ice cream—it’s National Peach Month! With peak harvest season just around the corner, Virginia peach growers have fruit ripe and ready for picking.

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