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August 18, 2023  
PO Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330                      

Jeff Wolfe
P: (609) 913-6559
C: (609) 433-1785


To Be Available at Three Locations on August 22

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture will highlight Jersey Fresh peaches on National Eat A Peach Day on Tuesday afternoon, August 22, with special visits to the shore towns of Wildwood, Atlantic City and Seaside Heights where NJDA marketing staff will be on hand to distribute free Jersey Fresh peaches to beachgoers as August is National Peach Month.

“Peaches are one of the staples of the Jersey Fresh season and we have a robust crop this year,” NJDA Assistant Secretary Joe Atchison III said. “We look forward to distributing this great tasting fruit to those on the boardwalks where we will be located.”

The peaches will be available beginning at 1 p.m. until supplies last, at the end of East Schellenger Avenue at the boardwalk near Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, at the end of New York Avenue in Atlantic City, and near the end of Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights.

New Jersey is annually among the top 10 producers of peaches in the U.S. In 2022, New Jersey had a production value of $19 million for peaches, according to the USDA, when Garden State farmers harvested 18 million pounds of peaches on 3,600 acres.

The peach season for New Jersey lasts into September. Go to to see where Jersey Fresh peaches are available locally and to find recipes that include delicious Jersey Fresh peaches.


To learn more about the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, find us on Facebook at and or Twitter @NJDA and @JerseyFreshNJDA.