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Island to Table: Spotlight on Davis Peach Farm

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The Davis family has been growing produce for more than 100 years, with the first peach tree planted in 1910.

But, they have been farming on Long Island for even longer.

The Davis’ roots date back to the early 1800s.

“We have been doing this for a very, very long time,” said Christine Davis. “It’s in our blood; a part of us. We love raising crops and seeing the joy on people’s faces when they taste our fruit.

“It’s an art form and a part of Long Island’s history that I’m proud and honored to be a part of. It’s something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

Davis Peach Farm, which is in Wading River, will be donating the peaches for Chachama Grill Chef Elmer Rubio’s Crostini with Smoked Duck Breast and Peach Chutney that will be served during the cocktail portion of Island to Table.

“I donate whenever I can to help people in need,” said Christine. “I’m a farmer. I know what it’s like to not be able to feed your children and I jump at the chance to help others whenever I can. It’s the right thing to do.”

Davis Peach Farm specializes in stone fruits or drupes, such as peaches and cherries, but they also grow nectarines, plums, apricots, pluots, apples, pears, Asian pears, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, figs, currants, gooseberries and a few other exotic fruits.

Peaches are their most popular and abundant fruit, with more than 80 varieties including donut peaches. Those are the funny-looking ones that look smooshed.

Typically, from Fourth of July to mid-October, you can go and pick your own fruit on their grounds.

They also sell local vegetables from a few neighboring farms. Through their own supply, Davis Peach Farm bakes fruit pies and has introduced a non-alcoholic Sangria mix. (Photo below.)

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About the author: Melissa Kuehnle

Melissa Kuehnle is a Medford resident and lover of all things edible. She blogs about food from the Greater Patchogue area and beyond at yumness.wordpress.com.