The Co-op Sparkles With Fresh Local Produce

High summer is finally here! Our local farms are bursting with all the best foods of the season. Corn. Tomatoes. Peaches. Melons. All of this delicious bounty is waiting for you at Ashland Food Co-op and we’re sure it will make you smile.

Fresh peaches from Rolling Hills Farm are delivered daily during the season. They are tree-ripened for the very best flavor. Take a bite and juicy peach nectar will make you swoon with delight. I assure you, you’ll need a napkin. Or a bib.

Look in any cookbook or recipe site online and you’ll find too many choices to consider. So let’s simplify it for you. We’ve got kitchen-tested peach recipes on the Co-op website that offer a variety of ways to enjoy those golden globes of juicy goodness. How about Peach Cobbler, Peach Crisp, Grilled Peach Salad, Peach Pie, Pancakes with Peaches; the list goes on. (www.ashlandfood.coop/nourishment/recipes)

We’ll make it easy for you. Try this easy Fresh Peach Salsa on crispy tortilla chips or on top of your next batch of Fish Tacos. We’re sure you will enjoy every single bite.

Fresh Peach Salsa

2 medium sized peaches

1 ½ – 2 lbs heirloom tomatoes

1/3 cup cilantro, chopped fine

¾ cup red onion, diced small

1 ¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 Tablespoon lime juice

1 medium-size jalapeno, diced fine

• Pit the peaches and dice into ¼ inch cubes.

• Dice tomatoes into ¼ inch pieces.

• Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl, and gently stir.

• Chill and serve!