At last, some good news about Texas peaches

For more than 30 years, the Northwest Austin Kiwanis Club has been selling peaches to raise money for dozens of local community projects.

That’s good news for Austin, but that’s excellent news if you happen to love peaches.

The Northwest Austin Kiwanis host two peach fundraisers every summer, one in July and another in September. Contributed by the Northwest Austin Kiwanis.

RELATED: Hill Country peach crop isn’t looking good this year

These peaches are always some of the best I have every summer, and if you want to try them for yourself, you have until June 28 to place an order at nwaustinkiwanis.org/peaches or by calling 737-333-9592.

Bud Baughman, the Kiwanis Club member who coordinates the sale every year, says the Pittsburg peach farmers aren’t facing the same troubles as the Hill Country growers this year. In mid-September, they sell a second round of peaches but they buy them from Colorado, where it’s still too early in the season to know how the peach crop will be, Baughman says, although this year’s September sale is in jeopardy because of the smaller crops.

A 22 pound box of peaches costs $45, and all the proceeds go to those community projects. You’ll pick them up between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, July 8, at Anderson High School.

UPDATE: Thanks to this season’s smaller crop, the pick-up date has been delayed until July 15, and Baughman says they might have to get some of the peaches from Colorado after all.

MORE PEACH RECIPES:

Making grilled peaches with blue cheese, honey

Peach crisp is one of summer’s perfect desserts

Upside-down peach cake might be the best thing you make this month

To showcase really delicious peaches, you can bake them in an upside-down peach cake. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

 

 

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