Peach season means an overabundance of peaches AKA my dream come true. Yesterday my boyfriend and I endured the humidity and went peach picking. With a pile of peaches sitting on my sink I couldn’t resist trying something new with them. Behold: grain free peach muffins.
Depending on where you live, I would suggest visiting your local farmers market (or farm if possible) to purchase locally grown fruits and veggies. In Pennsylvania (where my parents live), I can drive 15 minutes to a farmers market and purchase locally grown, inexpensive fruit. I can drive 30 minutes to a farm and pick the fruit myself. In California (where I go to college), I’m lucky enough that a neighboring community has a farmers market every Saturday with local goods, as well. I would strongly suggest finding a farmers market near you to get some goodies, and if you’re able to, pick your own. It’s so much fun and definitely worth the extra work.
In Pennsylvania, ‘pick-your-own’ is huge during all seasons whether it’s apples in the fall, Christmas trees in the winter, strawberries in the spring, or peaches in the summer. My favorite season for picking is fall because apple cider is readily available, the air is crisp, and scarf season is in full swing. Still, you can’t beat the fresh, inexpensive summer fruits and veggies. I bought a huge zucchini for $1 at a local farm. (Stay tuned for the delicious dinner I made with that)….