NJ Peach Buyers Guide Now Available

14 Buyer guide Cover05272014The 2014 edition of the New Jersey Peach Buyers Guide is now available from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. This year’s guide is 72 pages with information for prospective wholesale and retail buyers on where and how to buy and handle New Jersey peaches and nectarines.

The guide lists in alphabetical order growers and shippers of New Jersey peaches including their brands, and general information on what and how they ship. This section has been completely rewritten for easier use and placement on the New Jersey Peaches web site at www.jerseypeaches.com.  It also contains a complete listing of  farm market retailers of NJ peaches with their websites.

Over the years the guide has been an important source of information for the media because it provides details and statistics on the peach industry, industry observers say. Color pictures of some of the most important varieties are highlighted along with details on when they are available for buyers. A multi-color availability chart explains this in detail.

Information is included on the 2014 Jersey Fresh Promotional program for peaches and the Quality-grading program run by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Details on officers and directors of the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council are listed along with an outline of plans for the 2014 promotional program on peaches.

For merchandisers the guide contains information on how to store and handle New Jersey peaches. The opening page of the guide explains why manufacturers should buy New Jersey Peaches. Buying New Jersey peaches helps to preserve peach farms and open space in the Garden State.

This year guide also contains information of food safety practices used by New Jersey Peach growers  Food safety is a big issue for shippers, retailers  and  other buyers.

The guide is available by contacting  jfrecon@verizon.net or by writing the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council at 800 Ellis Street, Glassboro, N.J. 08028. Much of the information in the guide is also featured on the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Web site at www.jerseypeaches.com.

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