Good for You

Fresh, juicy peaches are delicious and nutritious! They are a good source of
calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamins C, K, and A.

Make Them Last

  • Select fruits that are not bruised or damaged and always handle with care
  • Ripen peaches by placing stem side down at room temperature
  • Store in the refrigerator to slow ripening
  • Gently rinse in cool water before using

Pick Some for Later

Peaches perish quickly, so freezing, canning or drying are essential for longer-term storage. To quickly freeze peaches, simply peel and slice, then place in a single layer on a cookie sheet in your freezer. Once frozen, seal slices in an airtight container or bag.

Additional Canning and Freezing Instructions

This information is provided in partnership with Michigan Fresh, a project of Michigan State University Extension.

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Peach Crisp



  • 4 peaches (4 cups sliced)
  • 2 T margarine
  • 3/4 c quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
  2. Spread the peach slices on the bottom of a baking pan.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the margarine.
  4. In a small bowl, mix everything but the peaches. Stir until the mix is well blended.
  5. Sprinkle the oat mix on top of the peaches.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.