Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.
Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.