Peach Time in the Garden State
Peach recipes abound, but here is a simple not-too-sweet cobbler that just beckons for a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and someone special to share it with.
FRESH PEACH COBBLER
Heat oven to 400.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbs. cornstarch
- 4 cups peeled peach slices
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 Tbs. butter, softened
- 1/2 cup milk
Serve warm with ice cream.
A few Facts about NJ Agriculture
* New Jersey produces five major fruit berry crops. They are apples, blueberries,
cranberries, peaches and strawberries.
* New Jersey ranks 2nd in the nation in blueberry production growing 38 million pounds of berries each year.
*The state is also 3rd in the nation in cranberry production
and 4th in peach production.
*Gloucester County grew 36 million pounds of peaches in 2000. This was 55% of all the peaches grown in the state.
*New Jersey farmers planted 3,600 acres of bell peppers in 2000 and are ranked 3rd in the nation for the production of the vegetable.
*New Jersey also grows potatoes, peaches, tomatoes, corn, hay, and soybeans.
*New Jersey has 832,600 acres in farmland.
*The average size farm is 91 acres.