Let's talk peaches.
I know it's not peach season, but I have a weakness for peaches at any time during the year. By far the best peaches I've ever had are from the Masumoto farm in California.
Every summer, our friend's family goes to pick peaches upstate. The specific farm they choose to go to is an organic, 80 acre farm called the Masumoto Family Farm
. They pick so many peaches each time that they always give us a few cartons them - they have to, otherwise the peaches will go bad before they're able to use them.
These peaches are absolute treasures. They're always juicy and sweet; perfect during summer in California. But I think that, aside from the beauty of their peaches, what also draws us to Masumoto farm is the story of their farm. They are a fundamentally family run enterprise, one that has invested itself in this particular livelihood, wholly and completely. David Masumoto, the owner, has even written multiple books about the farm, detailing the importance of the peaches to his family and life in Epitaph for a Peach
Whenever we get a batch of these peaches, my dad makes a simple peach pie. Rather than really cooking the peaches down and baking them, he showcases them by baking a pie crust, cutting up the peaches, and drizzling them in honey and simple syrup. It's a beautiful way of appreciating the simplicity of a great peach.
Visit their website
to learn more about Masumoto peaches.Do you know of other organic farms like this? Where do you find the best peaches?photo credit goes to my dad!