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Friday, November 24 2017 @ 08:59 PM EST
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, November 24 2017 @ 08:59 PM EST
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Many "Perfect Peach Pies" In Statewide Contest Ten Finalist

The verdicts are in from nine of the ten farmers markets that hosted “Perfect Peach Pie” contests, sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.  Hammonton is postponed until August 23rd, due bad weather.  Entries at the participating markets ranged from six to 13 pies – all declared “delicious” by the judges, consisting of food writers, well-known chefs and TV food commentators. 

The ten finalists will go on two final judgings –five from south Jersey to a south Jersey venue; five from north Jersey to a north Jersey venue.  Each final winner will receive a cash prize of $300 from the Peach Promotion Council. This was the second year of the contest and deemed very exciting and successful by the markets that hosted.

Below are the finalists and the markets that hosted their entries (divided by South Jersey and North Jersey :




Margate Farmers Market

Phyliss Rudolph, Ventnor

Long Valley Green Market

Stephanie Oros, Long Valley

NJ Peach Festival @ Gloucester Co 4-H Fair

Anne Danilak, Mickleton East Greenwich Twp

Terhune Orchards

Kathy Russo, Hopewell


Cheryl Pope, Collingswood

Riverview Farmers Market,

Janet-Jeun Gourley, Jersey City

Brigantine Farmers Market

William D. Paullin, Brigantine

West Windsor Community Farmers Market

Emily Meshumar, West Windsor


Pie contest Aug 23.

Ramsey Farmers Market

Joanna Sargent, Oakland

For further information on the Perfect Peach Pie contest, email farmers market contacts, visit websites of the markets, visit www.jerseypeaches.com, or email [email protected]  Find jersey peaches on http://jerseypeaches.com/images/facebook-index.png facebook.com/newjerseypeaches  Follow us on Twitter @NJ_Peaches.

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches for consumers. New Jersey is the fourth largest peach producing state in the country, with approximately 80 orchards on 5,500 acres, producing 30,000-33,000 tons, valued at $30-35-million. 


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