All good things are worth waiting for and Homestead’s July trio of tomatoes, corn, and peaches is about to bring the wait to sweet fruition. Whether you’re looking for sweet, savory, or somewhere in between, this month’s bounty of fruits and vegetables will provide you plentiful options.
While the old farmers’ adage, “knee high by the Fourth of July,” may be a bit off between the science of genetics and the delay of the 2018 growing season, Jersey corn has finally arrived! However you measure it, at 800 kernels and 16 rows per ear, corn makes a delicious addition to summer meals. Try grilling them with this fun recipe for Crazy Corn (Elotes Callejeros), courtesy of one of my favorite chefs, Pati Jinich.
Summer peaches make their debut this week and withNJ ranking 4th nationally in production, it’s no wonder there are more than 100 varieties available from the 5,500 acresof orchards throughout the state. With names like Obsession, Devotion, and Temptation, the promise of a fresh and fragrant peach for snacking or baking is irresistible. Now that I own an ice-cream maker (and I highly encourage you to purchase one too), I’ll be churning up a batch of Stella Parks Bourbon Peach Brown Sugar Ice Cream Recipe since she’s the whole reason I purchased an ice-cream maker tobegin with!
Expect Jersey tomatoes to roll in on the 14th. Technically a fruit, but legally labeled a vegetable in 1893, the iconic Jersey tomato is a staple ingredient in everything fromTrenton Tomato Pie to Campbell’s Soup. Any way you slice it, you’re in for a juicy, tasty treat, and here’s Ina Garten’s marvelously delicious recipe for Tomato and Goat cheese tarts. You can always count on her to keep it easy.