Peaches

The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) featured item for August is peaches – Georgia’s state fruit.  Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with local peaches and grow your farm to school program.

RESOURCES

School Nutrition Professionals

  • Morning announcement script:

“Good morning, August is National Peach Month and the school cafeteria is featuring local peaches.  Try a sweet, juicy, local peach today (or on _____ date(s)) at lunch (or breakfast)!”

  • Menu idea – serve a fresh, juicy peach on your school breakfast or lunch menu.   Fresh peaches can also be added to a smoothie or yogurt parfait or made into salsa.
  • Peaches Marketing Poster 8.5×11
  • HOTM Fact Sheet – Peaches
  • August is National Peach Month – Find additional resources on peaches, from USDA’s Healthy Meals Resource System.
  • Georgia Peach Council – The Georgia Peach Council website has information all about peaches.  You can learn about the history of Georgia peaches, find nutrition information and recipes, and find Georgia peach growers.

Teachers

Students and Families