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.


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 ideas:

  • Serve a fresh, juicy peach on your school breakfast or lunch menu.
  • Add fresh peaches to a smoothie or yogurt parfait or make into salsa.

HOTM Peaches Fact Sheet

HOTM Peaches Marketing Poster 8.5×11

Taste test idea:

  • Invite students to taste test fresh, sliced peaches. Survey students to see if they liked the peaches.  Visit the Harvest of the Month page for taste testing resources.

General Resources:

  • 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.


Students and Families