Persian apples, the fruit of calmness, or fuzzy nectarines– whatever you call them there is one thing we can all agree on.Nashville loves peaches.Don’t believe us? In just 5 weeks Nashvillians ate 10 tons of peaches from The Peach Truck.
10 tons. 20,000 pounds. About 40,000 peaches.
And why not – peaches are delicious, especially when they are sourced from a local business. Could it get better?
Yes. Yes, it can.
It is a well-known scientific fact that food tastes better when it’s free. Free peaches from a local business. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.
This Friday, August 5th, we’ll be partnering with The Peach Truck to give away 100 bags of free peaches. This peach-party kicks off at 8:30am at the Nashville Farmers Market (900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37207).
Stop by, #GetMore peaches, and say hello!
Want to dominate your next trivia night? Here is some Peach trivia.
1. Peaches can help reduce hair loss.
2. August has been National Peach Month since 1982.
3. Peaches are a member of the rose family.
4. “You’re a real peach” originated from the trend of giving a peach to a friend you liked.
5. There are over 700 varieties.
6. Nectarines are peaches without fuzz.
7. Peaches only contain between 30 and 70 calories but are a good source of vitamin A and C.
8. China is the number one grower of peaches.
9. Some peaches (Saturn peach) are flat, like hockey pucks.
10. In 1999-2000, US per capita consumption of canned peaches was 4.4 pounds.
11. Sometimes called “Persian apples.”
12. Peaches are such a good stress reliever it is known as the “fruit of calmness” in Hungary.
13. In China, it’s a symbol of good luck. You know you can use it.
14. The pits contain hydrocyanic acid. Fatal in high enough doses, but just enough in peaches to make you look tough.
10 Recipes For Peaches
Peaches are delicious as is, but it’s hard to make the Internet jealous unless you show off some serious culinary skill. Eat your heart out, Instagram.
First, the best way to ripen peaches is to leave them out in room temperature. A ripe peach will be firm, but have a little give when squeezed. Once ripe, keep your peaches in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator. They’ll stay ripe for 2 to 3 days.
1. Peach Crumble Bars. Why should you make this dish? The sentence “fresh peaches sandwiched in between a buttery crust and a delicious crumb topping.” Come on.
2. After indulging with the Crumble Bars, you might need some clean eating. Try the Peach Balsamic Rosemary Chicken.
3. Nashville is a cool city that loves music. Austin is a cool city that loves music. Seems only natural to include a dish inspired by one of Austin’s beloved food trucks. Fancy up your waffles with the savory Peach and Gouda Grilled Cheese on Rosemary Waffles.
4. Best BBQ in the world? Nashville. It would be a crime not to include this recipe for Barbecue Pulled Pork.
5. The crock pot. Put a lot of stuff in, leave it, then eat delicious food. That’s our speed of cooking. Especially if the end result is Peaches ‘n Creme Dump Cake.
6. Great chefs say you should let the ingredients speak for themselves. We think they speak louder with a big scoop of ice cream. Easy Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Topping.
7. Sweet + Heat? Yes please. Peach Salsa works as a side dish, or as a complement to a main dish.
8. I like eating fruit breads because it has the deliciousness of a muffin, but I can pretend they are healthier. Win-win. Peach bread is no exception.
9. Peach butter jelly time? I smell a new meme.
10. Move over surf ‘n turf. It’s time for turf ‘n tree. Grilled skirt steak and peaches. Trust us.
Check out The Peach Truck!
Awesome peaches come from awesome people. So, who exactly are the people behind The Peach Truck? Or, if you’re not up for reading, or just think that a picture is worth 1,000 words (it IS 2016 afterall) — check out their out their beautiful Instagram.