Preserve Peaches for Year-Round Summer Flavor
Dr. Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist with N.C. Cooperative Extension, will join Brenda Sutton, The Produce Lady, in a live, one-hour demonstration on preserving peaches, Thursday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. Viewers can tune in by logging on to www.ustream.tv/channel/the-produce-lady or access the live feed from The Produce Lady Facebook page. Viewers will have an opportunity to interact with the experts by using an online chat box to ask any questions about food preservation and safety.
The Produce Lady program, supported with a grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, teaches farmers and consumers the wonders of locally grown fruits and vegetables. The program demonstrates how to prepare fresh produce as tasty meals and snacks and advises how to preserve them to use throughout the year.
Fresh North Carolina peaches are available widely across the state from June to September, and can be purchased at local farmers markets. The Produce Lady live video stream will feature a demonstration on how to freeze peaches and how to make peach jam. For more information on how to use or preserve peaches and other fresh or preserved produce, check out the recipes section of the website.