Brandy from The Prudent Homemaker emailed this tip:
Vons has yellow peaches on sale for $0.50 a pound. The sale runs Sunday, August 1st, through August 7th, 2010. These are probably freestone but you will need to check (have the produce person cut one open for you; if the flesh comes away easily from the pit, it’s a freestone peach. If the flesh clings to the pit, it’s a cling peach; good for fresh eating but not for canning).
Last year I bought and canned 324 pounds of these peaches and they were wonderful.
If you want them to order them for you, go early in the week and ask them to order as many boxes as you will need. Most stores get shipments in on Tuesdays and Fridays. Stores typically only keep a few boxes at a time, but you can order as many boxes as you will need.
This is a great way to get peaches in season at the lowest price of the year to enjoy all year long!
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