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2010 is a Great Year for Peaches at the Union Square Farmers Market

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Terhune leads the pack in the hits vs so so's ratio. Really sweet, lots of juice, and, for most USA, good rich flavor. Several other sellers had peaches that, at their best were as good but also had a higher % of losers. At any of your favorite sellers do not be afraid of the small size of the fruit. Bag a lot of them
Lucky of us this year has been kind to white peaches which seem to have ripened even when they are a bit hard. The Whites are more consistent seller to seller. Perfumed fruit and the makings of fragrant memories. And Yes it is hot out there once again.
Has anyone found a way to get sot fleshed fruit home without turning half of them on jam?

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  1. Where is Terhune located? I bought white peaches last week and was sorely disappointed...not particularly sweet or flavorful...

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    1. re: gurud

      Southwest corner of the park. Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

      http://www.cenyc.org/files/gmkt/usqma...

    2. Yes, peaches are great this summer! There are so many summers where you never find a perfect peach all summer long - this summer is certainly making up for all those times. Been eating pounds and pounds of peaches. Been finding great strawberries too.

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      1. re: uwsister

        Today ma pĂȘche action moved to the center west of the market where the English girls are selling beauties. Terhune upped their price and there peaches were on the hard side.
        Gurud, fresh peaches seem never to be in the same place from week to week. As some one who blows a bunch on soft fleshed fruit in season, I buy and eat a sample or two from four or five vendors before settling on my purchases. This is an expensive way to shop, but peaches are my Christmas bonus.

      2. I have found Terhune to be hit or miss with their peaches. This season I have had good luck with Sycamore Farm. Their main product is corn but they also have a small quantity of peaches.
        Also, Terhune is located in the NE corner of the park.

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        1. re: nylocavore

          I've also found Terhune to be hit or miss, but it's good to know someone has had a consistently good experience. Even with one of the farmers assisting me, I got what turned out to be so-so peaches at Terhune (promises to the contrary notwithstanding). Last Saturday I tried what I think was Sycamore's peaches (is their stand adjacent to 17th St.?), and the peaches were excellent....not mealy, sweet, ripe.

        2. Not to mention that Tehune charges $5.00 a lb. The most expensive I believe at the greenmarket.

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            1. re: uwsister

              Terhune peaches were $3 per pound today at the Dag H. market near the UN. I have had issues with their peaches in the past, though:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/562252

          1. I am not sure why they would have different prices for the greenmarkets, but they were $5.00 at Union Square.

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            1. re: raw

              IIRC Terhune peaches were $5/lb at the beginning of the season, but they lowered their prices after.

              At 9am today in Union Square, at the Terhune stand, the yellow peaches are $2.80/lb and the white peaces are $3.50/lb.

              1. re: kathryn

                Right Kathryn, that is today's Terhune peach pricing. At the Saturday Union Square they were $5.00/lb and very few takers. When I breezed past the stall today I thought this price change was worth giving the white peaches a try. They easily hit the very good mark by me. How did you like yours?

                1. re: wew

                  I didn't get a chance to try -- had my hands full with tomatoes, strawberries (4 pints!), basil, parsley, garlic!

                  1. re: kathryn

                    On the tomato note, there are great seconds to be had this year, brilliantly ripe and perfect for sauces.

                  2. re: wew

                    Update: Terhune peaches are $5 today at Union Square. As opposed to $3 three days ago at UN/Dag Wednesday market. They are, by far, the most expensive at the market today.

                2. re: raw

                  Another vendor (at the East Village Tuesday Greenmarket) told me that they charge different prices depending on which market they are at on that day and that they charge more when they sell at Union Square.