Thursday, July 31, 2014

Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards is hosting their 2nd annual Just Peachy Festival this weekend, August 2 and 3, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Join the Mount family at the farm to celebrate one of our state's favorite fruits—peaches.

A special event at the festival is a "Summer Harvest" farm-to-fork tasting section featuring local chefs who will use locally sourced ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. Terhune Orchards is partnering with Zone 7 for this special offering. The tasting area will be open at noon and continue while supplies last. Admission to the special tasting section is $10 per person. Wine tasting will also be available. For more details on participating vendors and their menus, click here.

Kids' activities will include 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 artworks from Creative Collective of Mercer County. There will be live music featuring Barn Cats on Saturday and Past Times on Sunday.

Food will also be available for purchase at Pam's food tent, offering peach treats including peach pie, peach ice cream, peach salsa and peach cider. Barbecued chicken, hot dogs, salads, homemade gazpacho, apple cider donuts and cider slushies will also be for sale. 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 "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. Entries will be judged at the farm on Sunday at 1 pm. Click here for details and recipe submission form.

Admission to the festival is $5; children under 3 are free. Admission fee includes wagon rides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors and children's games. (Additional activities will be available at additional cost.) The farm store and the winery and tasting room are open without admission fee. Parking is available at the farm, located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Princeton.