For Immediate Release
What: Peach Festival
Where: Downtown Market in Downtown Hammonton
When: August 2, 2014, 10 am to 1 pm
Peach Queens visit the Peach Party on Saturday
In the 50’s and 60’s, peaches were still an important crop in Hammonton and it was an honor to be the Peach Queen or part of her court each summer. Some of these lovely ladies will visit the 2nd Annual Peach Party on Saturday from 10 an to 1 pm. They will be hosted by Inferrera’s Market where there will be many memorabilia to enjoy about the peach queen heyday era of the 50’s and 60’s in Hammonton. “I loved sharing our history of this interesting era of Hammonton with the people who attended the festival last year and have even more to present this year,” said Dot Orlandini, owner of Inferrera’s Market, a 60 year old Italian Market.
The NJ Peach Council will be sending this year’s 2014 Peach Queen to meet her Hammonton Court and help promote this important state-wide fruit. NJ ranks 4th in the country in peach production after California, South Carolina and Georgia with an average of 64,000 pounds of peaches picked by hand across the state. For more information about NJ peaches and the Peach council, please visit www.jerseypeaches.com . Local peaches are supplied by the 100-year-old peach farm, Pastore Orchards who will be setting up their beautiful booth again this year.
There will be plenty for the family to enjoy this year. Live Bluegrass Music will set the stage with a performance by local group, Home Cookin’, who serves up a blend of bluegrass and traditional country music. There will also be complimentary family pictures sponsored by Ivy Cottage booth where they will provide a beautiful peach backdrop around an antique tractor. Your free picture will be developed and sent home with you that day!
Also look for complimentary face-painting at the Sassy Sweets booth, a peach toss game at the Toy Market booth, several peach contests and give-aways at the AtlantiCare booth, and a Best Peach Fuzz Baby Contest sponsored by Behind the Moon. Enter your one-year olds or younger in this contest and be one of three winners based on the cutest fuzzy head!! And of course, plenty of peaches from Pastore Orchards, peach pies, hand pies, iced tea, funnel cake, pancakes, jams, jellies, refrigerator oatmeal, cobbler, and many more peach products! And don’t miss an opportunity to enter the local contest for the Perfect Peach Pie where the local winner will win a basket of prizes from the vendors worth at least $150, and then is invited to enter the state-wide contest to be held at the end of August at the Fox TV news station in Philadelphia, for a chance to win an overnight stay and dinner in either Atlantic City or Cape May.
The Peach Party is sponsored by MainStreet Hammonton’s Downtown Market and by the corporate partnership with AtlantiCare who continues to make healthy living part of their commitment to South Jersey. “We are pleased to sponsor and participate in another Peach Party in Downtown Hammonton as it promotes local, healthy eating and family-fun activities,” said Glen Stoll, Director of Regional Business Development for AtlantiCare. “The morning is sure to please all peach lovers and families looking for a fun morning,” says Linda Cashan, event coordinator, “and you can plan to eat your breakfast or lunch at the festival or one of the nearby downtown restaurants, just steps away!”
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