MILTON, Del.- Peaches sold out out in record time at last Friday’s Milton Farmers’ Market Peach Festival, according to organizers.
The event featured peaches from local farms including T.S. Smith & Sons and Stag Run Farm. There were also peachy treats — pies, jams, muffins, and peach-tinged honey — from vendors including Backyard Jams & Jellies, Nana’s
Delights, and Pasqualini’s Bakery.
Organizers said customers at the market snapped up everything peachy in sight, and every vendor who had a peach or made-with-peaches item on offer sold out of those goods before the market closed.
Total sales for the festival were near record levels for any market day this season, organizers said.
The Milton Community Food Pantry, which had a spot at the festival, received a $1,000 donation from the Milton Farmers’ Market.
“There were more people at the Peach Festival than I have seen on any given day all season,” said Kathy Jordan, secretary of the market’s operations committee. “It was a great day for both vendors and the market’s customers.”
The Milton Farmers’ Market takes place Fridays from 3-6 p.m. at 6 Village Center Boulevard in Milton, Delaware, next to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. The 2019 market season runs through Oct. 18.