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Power of the Peach!

posted on July 8th, 2014 by John Savidan

Consider Bristol Farms your sweet peach go-to headquarters this stonefruit season! We are currently in amidst of our Power of the Peach celebration in-store where you can find the best peaches, one-of-a-kind peach products, events, recipes, and more. Visit us through July 29 to be a part of the action!

Click here for more information on our promotion!


Why Are Our Peaches So Sweet?

Let us introduce you to the refractometer! Say what?! The refractometer measures the sugar level in soft fruits and can tell you whether the peach you are about to bite into is at its prime eating, or if you need to wait on it. This saves you from biting into an off-putting, flavorless fruit only to leave you disappointed. Neat, huh? A drop of fruit juice on a refractometer lens is all that is needed to measure plant sugars and acid ratios – also known as brix levels. Higher brix levels usually equate to a much more flavorful, aromatic, sweeter, and juicier piece of fruit.

Brix levels are a reliable indicator of direct farming practices, soil fertility, as well as the fruit’s ripening potential. According to our Summeripe peach growers, higher brix leveled fruit contains more vitamins and minerals than lower calibrated fruit. We work closely with our growers to ensure that our peaches are picked at their optimal sugar levels prior to being packed. Leaving fruit on the trees longer ensures that each piece of fruit gets all it needs from Mother Nature before reaching you.

Stop by our stores anytime during the next 3 weeks to check out all the delicious peach products throughout our stores!



brix explanation

4 comments on “Power of the Peach!

  1. L. Keith says:

    Where is your coupon for the Free peach pie and will it be available again on Fri. or Sat.?
    Thank you for the coupon – you were out today.

    1. bristolfarms says:

      Hi Leonard,
      Thank you for commenting on our blog. The coupon for the peach pie was in our e-mailer as well as communicated on Facebook and Twitter. You may go into any of our stores through July 16 and simply tell the cashier “Power to the Peach! Pie, that is!” to get your free peach pie. It’s that easy! Enjoy, and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

      Nicole Vuletich

  2. Jan F says:

    I made a peach cobbler last night with some BF peaches that I bought on saturday in south pasadena. OMG, it was so good and the peaches were perfect, perfumey, tasty and heavenly. Keep on giving us the finest produce in the southland….

    1. bristolfarms says:

      Thank you so much for your kind review of our peaches, Jan! The cobbler sounds fantastic. We will continue to strive to bring you the best, freshest, quality produce you have come to know and expect from Bristol Farms.

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