Friday, August 2, 2013

Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards is celebrating their inaugural Just Peachy Festival this weekend, August 3 and 4, from 10 am to 5 pm. Join the Mount family at the farm for this new summer harvest festival featuring one of our state's favorite fruits—peaches.

The festival will include activities for kids, including rides through the orchards on tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides and games. Adults can visit the winery tasting room to sample wines, including the award-winning Just Peachy wine, as well as peach sangria. The winery will also house an art show and sale from The Creative Collective of Mercer County; click here for information. There will be live music featuring Blue Jersey Band on Saturday and Swing Dixie on Sunday.  

A special event at this new festival will be a "Summer Harvest" farm-to-fork tasting section featuring local chefs who will use locally sourced ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. The tasting area will be open from noon to 4 pm both days. Admission to the special tasting section is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For more details on participating vendors and their menus, click here.

Food will also be available for purchase at Pam's food tent, offering peach pie, peach cobbler, sliced peaches and cream, and peach salsa. The Bent Spoon will be scooping peachy treats on Saturday and Jammin' Crepes will be selling peach crepes on Sunday. Barbecued chicken, hot dogs, homemade gazpacho, salads, apple cider donuts and cider slushies will also be available. Pam Mount's popular canning and freezing class will be held on Saturday at 10 am. The class is free.

Terhune Orchards is also taking part in the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council's first "Perfect Peach Pie" contest during the Just Peachy Festival. The contest is open to amateur bakers. The recipe must be for a peach pie or a peach cobbler. The entries will be judged at the farm on Sunday at 1 pm. Bring your baked item with registration form at 12 pm on Sunday. The form is here. For the rules and prizes, click here.

Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available at the farm, located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Princeton.