Although I love the farms I frequent in Hollis, NH. and relished the small bag of peaches
I purchased a few weeks ago, I just couldn't justify buying a whole peck of peaches
there.$$$ While chatting with Mary from Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes she came
across Carlson Orchards in Harvard, MA. on line and I decided to give it a try. The ride
wasn't too long and I arrived at the orchard in about 25 minutes. Carlson's peaches turned
out to be eighty cents a pound cheaper than my favorite NH farm. They also had quite
a variety to choose from and I settled on the Early-Glow variety.
We ate our fill of these delicious, juicy, native peaches and with the rest I made Peach Preserves
and Peach Salsa.( click for recipes) Canning really isn't very difficult it's just very time
consuming. There's a lot of sterilizing going on with all the jars and utensils, but once
you get through all the tedious tasks the end result is very rewarding. Both recipes
turned out fantastic. Much better than my strawberry jam disaster.