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  • Post #181 - July 6th, 2016, 8:25 am
    Post #181 - July 6th, 2016, 8:25 am Post #181 - July 6th, 2016, 8:25 am
    After a few recent disappointing store purchases I was looking forward to the Georgia freestone peach truck. Arrived at Menards Morton Grove 15 minutes early and found a small line and lots of multiple sales.
    Shared with 3 friends and when some were ready to eat on Monday we all agreed they were terrific, great taste and texture.
  • Post #182 - July 7th, 2016, 8:58 am
    Post #182 - July 7th, 2016, 8:58 am Post #182 - July 7th, 2016, 8:58 am
    Once the peaches soften, are folks putting them in the fridge? Mine taste great but continue to get softer and softer. I know I can obviously cook with them or can them, but I'm looking to preserve as many as possible for eating out of hand...
  • Post #183 - July 7th, 2016, 9:10 am
    Post #183 - July 7th, 2016, 9:10 am Post #183 - July 7th, 2016, 9:10 am
    gastro gnome wrote:Once the peaches soften, are folks putting them in the fridge? Mine taste great but continue to get softer and softer. I know I can obviously cook with them or can them, but I'm looking to preserve as many as possible for eating out of hand...


    Yes. Once they reach your desired degree of ripeness, either use them immediately or put hem in the fridge.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #184 - July 31st, 2016, 1:06 am
    Post #184 - July 31st, 2016, 1:06 am Post #184 - July 31st, 2016, 1:06 am
    Went twice for peaches this year, sizes are larger, 57 vs 70 in June box (although smaller than last year's 51).

    Also asked about the white peaches that someone mentioned, they said that due to low acid content, that one ripens faster so we probably won't get in our area.
    IMG_20160730_183345.jpg July 30 2016 peaches
  • Post #185 - July 31st, 2016, 3:09 pm
    Post #185 - July 31st, 2016, 3:09 pm Post #185 - July 31st, 2016, 3:09 pm
    54 in our last box, noticeably larger than the first. Learned a new term for peaches while discussing how quickly the last batch ripened. Was told the farm refers to that as "melting", and thought that seemed pretty appropriate. In a week these will be gone and I'll miss them until next year. Nothing beats hitting the roadside stands when I visit family in SC and northern GA - you can smell the peachness as you pull up to park even inside an air-conditioned car. But Tree-Ripe provides a good surrogate a couple times a year.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #186 - May 30th, 2017, 2:49 pm
    Post #186 - May 30th, 2017, 2:49 pm Post #186 - May 30th, 2017, 2:49 pm
    News isn't good for this year's peach harvest: http://www.tree-ripe.com/treeripeblog/
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #187 - May 31st, 2017, 6:35 am
    Post #187 - May 31st, 2017, 6:35 am Post #187 - May 31st, 2017, 6:35 am
    More here - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/dini ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #188 - June 3rd, 2017, 4:33 pm
    Post #188 - June 3rd, 2017, 4:33 pm Post #188 - June 3rd, 2017, 4:33 pm
    Thank you for the update. I was just starting to think about fresh peaches and this news is certainly disappointing. Keeping my fingers crossed that the season will not be a total loss.
  • Post #189 - June 3rd, 2017, 6:53 pm
    Post #189 - June 3rd, 2017, 6:53 pm Post #189 - June 3rd, 2017, 6:53 pm
    I remember a bad peach crop 3 - 4 years ago. While the peaches were both smaller than normal, and fewer and farther between, those that survived the bad weather were extra sweet and delicious. Here's hoping that scenario repeats itself.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #190 - June 12th, 2017, 4:38 pm
    Post #190 - June 12th, 2017, 4:38 pm Post #190 - June 12th, 2017, 4:38 pm
    Dates have been announced for when the peach truck comes to the Chicago area, please consult their website: http://www.tree-ripe.com/
  • Post #191 - June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm
    Post #191 - June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm Post #191 - June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm
    Saturday July 1 @ noonoclock @ Menard's on Clybourn por moi.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #192 - June 12th, 2017, 5:08 pm
    Post #192 - June 12th, 2017, 5:08 pm Post #192 - June 12th, 2017, 5:08 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Saturday July 1 @ noonoclock @ Menard's on Clybourn por moi.


    Hee-and then haw! Anxious to get there!

    It has been so lovely having them come so close to me in the city.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #193 - June 13th, 2017, 11:58 am
    Post #193 - June 13th, 2017, 11:58 am Post #193 - June 13th, 2017, 11:58 am
    This sounds awesome, but I also don't know what to do with 25 lbs of peaches. I assume you can't get a smaller amount? Where else do people get quality peaches in Chicago?
  • Post #194 - June 13th, 2017, 3:24 pm
    Post #194 - June 13th, 2017, 3:24 pm Post #194 - June 13th, 2017, 3:24 pm
    Last night, Mariano's had peaches labeled (tiny sticky tags) Georgia peaches. These are small and hard but we will have to wait and see how they ripen up.

    The "sale" price was $1.99 /.lb but if you do not register for a Mariano's awards card, you will pay $2.99. This was not explained anywhere on the display of peaches.

    YMMV
    Mariano's at
    Golf and Waukegan roads
    in Glenview
  • Post #195 - June 13th, 2017, 3:51 pm
    Post #195 - June 13th, 2017, 3:51 pm Post #195 - June 13th, 2017, 3:51 pm
    Joy wrote:Last night, Mariano's had peaches labeled (tiny sticky tags) Georgia peaches. These are small and hard but we will have to wait and see how they ripen up.

    The "sale" price was $1.99 /.lb but if you do not register for a Mariano's awards card, you will pay $2.99. This was not explained anywhere on the display of peaches.

    YMMV
    Mariano's at
    Golf and Waukegan roads
    in Glenview


    I was recently at the Glenview Mariano's, I saw a number of signs throughout the store that say the sale price "with card", but was definitely not on all the sale signs. I had an old card with them and they told me I had to sign up for a new card to get any sale prices. Fortunately, the cashier was understanding that I previously had one and keyed in her own card for me to get the discounts. Pretty annoying as in the past, you didn't even need a card to get sale prices.
  • Post #196 - June 13th, 2017, 5:36 pm
    Post #196 - June 13th, 2017, 5:36 pm Post #196 - June 13th, 2017, 5:36 pm
    botd wrote:This sounds awesome, but I also don't know what to do with 25 lbs of peaches. I assume you can't get a smaller amount? Where else do people get quality peaches in Chicago?


    I literally took some as a host gift for the 4th of July. You can also split with a friend if you are interested and you don't wish to freeze, can, pickle, etc.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #197 - June 13th, 2017, 9:11 pm
    Post #197 - June 13th, 2017, 9:11 pm Post #197 - June 13th, 2017, 9:11 pm
    The first year we went, we saw a woman make a deal with another woman for ten of her peaches. I guess if you hang around someone might be willing to sell you some.
  • Post #198 - June 14th, 2017, 8:56 am
    Post #198 - June 14th, 2017, 8:56 am Post #198 - June 14th, 2017, 8:56 am
    I'll split a case with someone!
    Logan: Come on, everybody, wang chung tonight! What? Everybody, wang chung tonight! Wang chung, or I'll kick your ass!
  • Post #199 - June 14th, 2017, 9:32 am
    Post #199 - June 14th, 2017, 9:32 am Post #199 - June 14th, 2017, 9:32 am
    bnowell724 wrote:I'll split a case with someone!


    Love to!!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #200 - June 14th, 2017, 12:00 pm
    Post #200 - June 14th, 2017, 12:00 pm Post #200 - June 14th, 2017, 12:00 pm
    botd wrote:Where else do people get quality peaches in Chicago?


    For eating to hand local farmer's market. And wait for the Michigan peaches to come in.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #201 - June 15th, 2017, 8:42 am
    Post #201 - June 15th, 2017, 8:42 am Post #201 - June 15th, 2017, 8:42 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    bnowell724 wrote:I'll split a case with someone!


    Love to!!!


    I'm dead serious, please pm me and we can go over details.
    Logan: Come on, everybody, wang chung tonight! What? Everybody, wang chung tonight! Wang chung, or I'll kick your ass!
  • Post #202 - June 17th, 2017, 3:40 pm
    Post #202 - June 17th, 2017, 3:40 pm Post #202 - June 17th, 2017, 3:40 pm
    1 case per customer limit this year. FYI.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #203 - June 17th, 2017, 10:59 pm
    Post #203 - June 17th, 2017, 10:59 pm Post #203 - June 17th, 2017, 10:59 pm
    Kman wrote:1 case per customer limit this year. FYI.


    Per visit right?

    That's all I prefer to handle in a go anyhow.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #204 - June 19th, 2017, 1:02 pm
    Post #204 - June 19th, 2017, 1:02 pm Post #204 - June 19th, 2017, 1:02 pm
    We ate a lot out of hand. We sliced them into salads and grilled them for dessert. I froze some on trays that I had sliced for smoothies and putting on cereal. I blanched and peeled enough for pie and froze those.
    Leek

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  • Post #205 - June 19th, 2017, 6:07 pm
    Post #205 - June 19th, 2017, 6:07 pm Post #205 - June 19th, 2017, 6:07 pm
    pairs4life wrote:
    Kman wrote:1 case per customer limit this year. FYI.


    Per visit right?

    That's all I prefer to handle in a go anyhow.


    Correct. 1's enough for me as well.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.

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