Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of our state’s favorite fruits by joining Terhune Orchards for the annual Just Peachy Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for kids, including a ride through the orchards on our tractor-drawn wagons, a treasure hunt, pony rides, face painting, games and barnyard fun. Enjoy live music each day noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday enjoy the music of Borderline and on Sunday, tunes from Dixie.
The “Summer Harvest Farm-to-Fork Tasting” features talented local chefs who will serve creative dishes using peaches and produce grown at Terhune Orchards. Visitors can enjoy this special tasting event on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in our big red barn. The special tasting section is $12 per person. See restaurant line-up below.
This year we are adding a Just Peachy Ice Cream Social tent. Cool off with one of our refreshing frozen peach slushies and peach ice cream made for Terhune Orchards by local Arctic Ice Cream.
Pam’s Everything Peachy Food Tent will offer other tasty summer fare such as peach pie, barbecued chicken, hot dogs, homemade gazpacho, salads, and our famous apple cider donuts. Local chefs will share some of their favorite ways to use Terhune Orchards peaches in cooking demonstrations and discussions held on both days at 2 p.m. You will love the peachy inspiration from these fun and tasty programs.
Adults can visit the Terhune Orchards Vineyards winery tasting room to sample award-winning red, white and fruit wines, including Just Peachy wine made with Terhune’s own apple cider.
Pam Mount’s popular free canning and freezing class will be held during the festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The class is free but advance registration is requested at terhuneorchards.com/event/pams-canning-freezing-class/
Terhune Orchards grows 28 varieties of peaches and nectarines. Baskets overflowing with just-picked fruit are ready to take home from the farm store to eat fresh out of hand or try making a new peach recipe.
Admission to the festival area is $8, ages 3 and up. Admission with Farm to Fork Tasting, $20. Free parking and access to farm store and winery.
Summer Harvest Farm-to-Fork Tasting Participants:
3 West, Basking Ridge
Blue Bottle Cafe, Hopewell
Emily’s Cafe and Catering,
Garden State Community Kitchen, Monmouth Junction
The Gingered Peach, Lawrenceville
LoRe Pasta, Monmouth Junction
Soulicious Catering, New Brunswick
More locations will be added. More information: terhuneorchards.com/peach-festival/
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Winery open Friday, noon to 8 p.m. with Sips & Sounds, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Farm store daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.terhuneorchards.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.