Virtual CSA Box: Peaches

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Peaches! Yes, it's peach season, and while peaches may be available year-round, shipped in from who knows where, there's nothing like a truly local, in-season peach. The best peaches are heavy and slightly soft, luscious with golden juice. The famous Frog Hollow Farm in California has peaches right now, as do many more CSAs around the country.

If you're getting fresh peaches, what are you doing with them? Eating out of hand or slicing for an after-dinner treat are both the best options, we think. But we can't pass up fresh baked goods with peaches. Here's a few recipes and tips...

VeganYumYum makes a peach upside-down cake and shows us how to slice ripe peaches. And how about this Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Peaches - looks great to us. We also love these Late Summer Peach, Blueberry, and Thyme Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Finish your evening with these Peaches and Herb Cocktails.

What are you doing with your peaches?

(Image credit: BC Tree)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.