What makes the right peach pie?
Based on Krista Winters, it is all in regards to the crust. And he or she would know — she simply took house the gold on the seventh annual Riverview Farmers Market’s Good Peach Pie contest.
“You want good crust,” Winters, of Palisade Avenue, mentioned, “and you must just remember to do not get the soggy backside.
“It is completely essential to not get the soggy backside,” she mentioned.
Winters took house the highest prize competing towards 14 different recipes in her first go on the native peach pie contest.
Later this summer season, she’s going to signify Jersey Metropolis in a regional competitors towards different winners throughout northern New Jersey.
“I actually did not assume I used to be going to win, I simply thought it was a enjoyable factor to do,” she mentioned. “And I like to bake!”
The Good Peach Pie competitors is a statewide occasion organized by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. For the previous seven years, the occasion has been hosted in Jersey Metropolis by Farms within the Heights, a neighborhood nonprofit that runs the Riverview Farmers Market each Sunday from 10 a.m. to three p.m.
They maintain comparable competitions all through the summer season — together with an apple dessert contest in September. And each Sunday, tents pop up all through the park that serve all types of produce.
A lot of the produce is grown inside at the least 50 miles of the town. Native Heights and Jersey Metropolis companies arrange tents as properly.
However for a lot of, it is greater than a spot to choose up some groceries.
“For us, the farmers’ market is extra than simply an financial factor,” mentioned Mark Bunbury, president of Farms within the Heights. “It is a neighborhood assembly place above all else. It permits the neighborhood within the Heights to attach in a means that no different place permits it to.”