All of Kennett Square is taking advantage of Northstar Orchards and their delightfully light fruits at the Farmers Market today – I am counting down the minutes until I get my own stash! With the weather taking a definite turn for the best this afternoon, I am going to try to use my Northstar white peaches to make something from my favorite cookbook!

Heidi Swanson, referenced unapologetically numerous times in our humble market blog, has a recipe for this mouth-watering summer beverage that I have been dying to try for months now. Check it out below!


Need – 2 or 3 Northstar peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into eights
3 cups seedless grapes of mixed colors, halved
1/3 C agave nectar
2 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc (Flickerwood sells a great SB, on the same block as the farmers market!)
1/2 C apricot brandy
1 liter bottle of sparkling water


Combine the peaches, grapes, agave nectar, wine and brandy into a 1 gallon jug. Stir gently so the fruit doesn’t break up, then chill for a few hours or, even better, overnight.

Serve in tall glasses, making sure each has a nice assortment of the wine-soaked fruit; top each with a generous splash of sparkling water.

(Ed. note – Northstar has the most AMAZING Pristine apples, an early season delight, that we recommend slicing up and tossing in!)

(Makes 1 large pitcher, to serve 8 )