Home | Press Room | Contact |

Bites

Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons, we can all agree that Super Bowl food is a BIG part of the day! We’ve gathered a handful of our favorite recipes that are sure to be a “win” this Sunday!

Munchable Mini-Burgers with Flavorful Fruit Dips

from the Canned Food Alliance

These adorable mini-burgers are infused with all the nutrition of puréed sweet potatoes – a rich source of vitamin A. Serve them on fresh-baked biscuits (or by their lonesome) with one or more of the delicious fruit dips that follow. Each dip recipe makes enough for a whole batch of burgers.

Munchable Mini-Burgers With Flavorful Fruit Dips

 

Peach Salsa

Add diced canned peaches to store-bought salsa or make your own with this Sunset Peach Salsa recipe.

Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 12.49.21 PM

Grilled Chicken Kebobs

from Del Monte

Pan-grilled peaches create an addictively sweet and savory dinner to enjoy any time of year.

P1250314030443_1_0

 

Peach BBQ Glazed Chicken

from Del Monte

Create this easy 30-minute kid-pleasing skillet BBQ chicken recipe with a sweet peach twist – made with three pantry ingredients and boneless chicken breasts.

P1151614090446_1_0

Tex Mex, Sweet Peppers and Peach Salad

This sweet and tangy salad is the perfect side for any meal.

TexMexBean

Tennessee Peach

from the Canned Food Alliance

Smooth peaches blended with Tennessee whiskey for a cool, Southern cocktail

Tennessee Peach

Peach Pie Bars

from Food Blogger, Eva Bakes

These bars were super thick, and the flavor was indeed reminiscent of a peach pie. The crust was nice and crunchy, and the peach pie filling was slightly sweet and full of peaches.

peach pie bars2

Peachy Pops 

from Seneca Foods

Perfect for kids and adults! These cool and creamy pops bring peachy-keen refreshment with the wholesome goodness of yogurt and peaches. With only two ingredients, the pretty three layers are simple to make – just make sure you allow enough freezer time!

Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 11.49.52 AM

Continue Reading →
Top 10 Reasons To Buy American Peaches!

Please join us in supporting local and domestic agriculture. Imported products are threatening our great nation’s agricultural heritage and impacting local economics. Here are the Top 10 reasons to “Buy American” – it’s good for our families, our growers and all of our economics.

  1. It Makes Great “Cents!” When you purchase peaches from US growers, you are then supporting the US economy, community and family growers.
  2. Buy Local. Nearly 100% of all domestically grown peaches are grown in California and packed within a few miles of their orchards.
  3. Our Food Safety is #1. Unlike products imported from China, US processors have the world’s finest food safety track record.
  4. Keep US Agriculture Strong. If imports continue to grow, we will soon be outsourcing California agriculture, which is the backbone of this state’s economy. There’s a lot at stake here.
  5. Be Green. If you’re buying canned, cupped or jarred peaches that have been shipped over from Greece, China or Thailand, the carbon footprint for that single peach is enormous.
  6. Support Family Farmers. California Cling Peaches are grown on small family farms by third- and fourth-generation growers.
  7. Safeguard our Stewards of the Land. Looking to preserve our wide-open spaces? Then please buy US-grown peaches, US-grown avocadoes, US-grown grapes, US-grown apricots…you get the picture, right? American agriculture is essential to keeping our open spaces open.
  8. It’s Easy to Do. Simply read the label. Check the small print on the back of the can. Just because it’s a brand you recognize, doesn’t mean it’s product of the USA. If the product is imported, it will say, “Product of China” or “Product of Greece.” If it doesn’t specify, then you can rest assured that they ARE American peaches!
  9. Our Orchards are Bountiful. There are more than enough California Cling Peaches to go around. There’s absolutely NO NEED to import a single peach.
  10. The Future of Agriculture Depends on You! As Americans, we need to support US agriculture if we want US agriculture to be around for decades to come. As a country, we certainly do not want to be in the position one day of importing our entire food supply!

On behalf of our hundreds of family growers, thank you today and tomorrow for your support!

Continue Reading →
Giving Back

‘Tis the season to think about those who are less fortunate than us and there’s no better way to do that then to get involved with your local food bank. Feeding America is the nation’s largest network dedicated to hunger-relief. If you aren’t sure where to donate food in your area, feedingamerica.org can help you find a food bank in your area.

Wondering what you should donate, here are some tips, courtesy of Feeding America:

  • Collect only non-perishable food items.
  • Do not collect any homemade items.
  • Please keep personal care items separate from food items (i.e. mouthwash).
  • No glass, please!  Glass items can chip and break easily in the barrels.
  • Canned foods like soup, fruit or vegetables
  • Fresh produce & frozen foods
  • Dairy & juice within the expiration date
  • Excess food from promotions & seasonal products
  • Excess food from trade shows

A New Twist on “Auld Lang Syne”

What about kicking off the New Year while helping others? Instead of having your friends bring appetizers or wine to your next party, what about if you asked them to bring a donation for your local food bank instead?

Charity money collection jar with American currency

Every dollar counts!

Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. With support from donors like you, together we:

  • Serve 46 million People
  • Secure 4 billion Meals
  • Deliver 800 Million Pounds of Produce

For every dollar you give, the Feeding America network of food banks helps provide 11 meals to people in need.

It’s not too late to help a family this holiday season.

Continue Reading →
DIY Holiday Decor and Gifts

The holidays are here! With the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, parties, decorating and more, we wanted to share some fun DIY holiday decorations and gift ideas to simplify this busy time. These DIY ideas are fun, budget-friendly, and a great way to get the whole family involved in a holiday project! Happy Holidays!

Tin Can Votives

You can make a variety of festive votives for your holiday table or mantle. Full tutorial and source: Rachel Ray Everyday

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-11-35-45-am

Tree in a Tin

Decorate the outside of a can with holiday ribbon and twine and plant a tree sapling inside. This makes for the perfect decoration or gift! Full tutorial and source: Wedding Chicks

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-11-39-38-am

 

Tin Can Snowman

A fun project for both kids and adults, this Tin Can Snowman is such a cute project! Full tutorial and source: Practically Functional

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-11-42-59-am

Tin Can Christmas Tree

Another fun DIY craft project for kids. Help kids assemble the tree and let them decorate away! Full tutorial and source: Babble Dabble Do

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-11-47-37-am

Succulent Tin Can

This project makes for the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Be sure to make a few extra for yourself too! Full tutorial and source: Hoosier Homemade

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-11-53-34-am

Continue Reading →
Peach Bites Blog: Holiday Party Menu!

The holidays are officially here! Now that all of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone, it’s time we turn our attention to holiday party planning. While formal sit-down dinner parties are fun, we find that the best holiday parties include a handful of delicious dishes that are easy to eat while mingling around. A more casual and relaxed atmosphere seems to put not only the hostess at ease, but also the guests.

Here are some of our favorite peachy recipes that would be perfect for your next party. Just click on the title of each recipe below to view the full recipe. Visit our Recipe Section for even more delicious ideas. Enjoy!

Almond-Coated Peach and Goat Cheese Balls

IMG_9079

Peach-Ginger Hummus

p1060814070457_1_0

Photo Courtesy of Del Monte

Peach, Goat Cheese and Basil Flatbread

Goat Cheese and Peach Pizza

Shrimp and Peach Skewers

Shrimp&PeachSkewer

Peach and Proscuitto Puff Pastry Pizza

CalClingProsciuttoPizza

Serve with your signature cocktail of choice like this California Peach Bellini:

s_196330_1_california_peach_bellini_r1

Photo courtesy of Del Monte

And finish off the night with this delicious and festive dessert – Peach and Dried Cherry Bread Pudding

908_2

 

Please share your recipe and holiday party success with us on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to use our #ILoveCannedPeaches hashtag. Happy Entertaining!

Continue Reading →
Salad Makeover from Guest Blogger, Susan Micheli, RD

Salad Makeover!
Guest Blogger: Registered Dietitian, Susan Micheli

KaleSalad-632x474

Salads can be a nutritious choice and a great way to fit in extra fruit and veggie servings. But it’s important to keep in mind that many salads can actually serve up more bad than good. Be sure to load your salad with the right stuff and skip the high-fat, calorie-dense, overly salted, mayo-based add-ons. The more fruits and veggies you include, the more flavor, crunch, texture, fiber and nutrition you get! Here are a few tips to help you make your own healthy salad at home or pick out the best option while dining out.

Start with a strong base. Choose dark leafy greens over iceberg. Spinach, kale, spring mix and romaine are all great choices. The darker green color means they are packed with folate and vitamin C, and are low in calories. Next…pile on the veggies! The more, the better. Add fruit! Shoot for getting as many different colors as possible! The more color, the more nutrients. For example, orange/yellow colored fruits (think peaches and apricots) are loaded with beta-carotene. And finally, watch the dressing. It’s easy to make a healthy salad full of fruits and veggies a bad salad fast by picking the wrong dressing. Avoid creamy-based dressings like ranch and blue cheese and opt for a balsamic or Italian dressing. The best option is to make your own dressing with olive oil and vinegar.

Salad Bar Cheat Sheet:

Eat:
• Low-fat cheeses
• Low-fat dressings or heart-healthy olive oil and balsamic or red wine vinegar
• Load up on all the veggies you want!
• FRUIT! Canned or fresh are great options. Fruit adds extra zip, nutrition and sweetness to your salad
• One serving of heart-healthy nuts
• Low-fat proteins (like grilled chicken, shrimp or beans)

Avoid:
• High-calorie/mayo-based dressings
• Croutons
• Candied nuts
• Too much cheese
• High fat proteins (like fried chicken, or bacon bits)

Happy eating!

~Susan Micheli

 

Continue Reading →
Jack-O-Lantern Peach Cups

Halloween is just around the corner! Jack-O-Lantern Peach Cups are the perfect treat to pack in lunches, bring to school Halloween parties, or even give out to trick-or-treaters! They are easy to make and only require two things – California Cling Peach Cups and a Sharpie. That’s it!

You can find peach cups at your local grocery store or super store. Be sure to look at the country of origin and buy peach cups grown and packed in the US. Visit our Shopping Guide for more information on how you can make sure you aren’t buying imported fruit.

This is a fantastic activity for kids as well. Get creative and have fun!

Wishing everyone a Happy (and Healthy!) Halloween!

 

Continue Reading →
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks the yearly observance around the globe of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, helping to raise awareness of the disease and to support research into its cause, prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. Thanks to a 2013 study conducted by Harvard University’s Department of Nutrition, we now know that peaches pack a nutritional punch that may aid in the fight against ER- (ER negative) breast cancer.

Led by a team from Harvard and including Dr. Walter C. Willett, Epidemiology and Nutrition Chair, Harvard University Department of Nutrition, the study looked at more than 75,000 women over the course of 24 years and tracked diet as it related to incidents of ER- breast cancer. The study: “Intake of specific fruits and vegetables in relation to risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer among postmenopausal women” found that those women eating two servings of peaches a week had lower incidents of ER- tumors and therefore, ER-breast cancer. 

Click HERE to read the full study.

 

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 4.05.33 PM

 

 

For more information on other studies looking at the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables lowering the risk of breast cancer, please visit www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.

logo

 

 

 

Continue Reading →
California Cling Peach Growing Regions

California Cling Peach Growing Regions

Cling Peach harvest is officially over in California…but no need to fret! Thanks to the beautiful California weather and the hard work of our growers and their teams, our processors were able to preserve the bountiful harvest so we can enjoy delicious canned peaches year-round.

There are 16 counties in California that grow most of the state’s Cling Peaches. California’s climate provides an ideal setting for peach trees, which require a chilling period during the winter months followed by warmer days in spring and summer. You can view the various growing regions up and down California in the infographic above.

 

Continue Reading →
Football Recipe Roundup

Football season is officially here! We have gathered up a few of our favorite recipes that are sure to be a hit on game day. From appetizers to dessert, we have you covered!

Peach Salsa: Start the game off with this delicious peach salsa served with your favorite chips or serve it on top of a protein (chicken, pork chops, fish) for your main meal!

peach-salsa-recipe-grilled-pork-chop-2

Photo courtesy of www.alyssaandcarla.com

 

Peach, Goat Cheese & Basil Flatbread Pizza: A hearty dish that can be served as either an appetizer or a main dish. Store bought pizza dough or naan make this a breeze to make.

Goat Cheese and Peach Pizza

 

Peach BBQ Sauce: Slather this easy-to-make fresh BBQ sauce on ribs, chicken or pork.

PeachBBQSauce

 

California Dreamin’ Chicken Tacos with Peach Salsa: A fun twist on a traditional taco, the crunchy slow adds extra crunch and nutrition!

ChickenTaco-632x474

 

Peach, Brie and Chicken Grilled Cheese: A definite crowd-pleaser, this gooey grilled cheese is no ordinary grilled cheese. The combination of California Cling Peaches, brie cheese and basil pesto are out of this world!

Grilled Cheese 2

 

Trisha Yearwood’s Easy Peach Cobbler: A sweet treat to end the game…! This peach cobbler is comfort in a bowl. Enjoy!

yw0204h_easy-peach-cobbler-recipe_s4x3-jpg-rend-sni12col-landscape

Photo courtesy of Foodnetwork.com

Continue Reading →
1 2 3