If you’ve never gone fresh berry picking, or purchased farm-fresh fruits I would encourage you to taste the difference. Even ‘organic’ varieties sold in the grocery pale in comparison. I recently purchased several quarts of peaches (non-sprayed) from the market. But what to do with so many peaches? We cut them up, vacuum-sealed them, and sent them to the freezer so that I can still get my fix this winter. Why should the joy only be reserved for a small window during the summer?
Peaches provide Vitamin C and Vitamin A in addition to minerals such as potassium, iron, and zinc. They, along with many fruits, are a rich source of antioxidant compounds that protect against free-radical cell damage.
I also found it necessary to make a Peaches n’ Cream Ice Cream. That necessity was well received by my taste buds. I’m generally not so much of a fruit-ice cream girl (I go for chocolate, naturally) but I really love this ice cream!