More than 50 senior citizens with the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Senior Center have spent the past few days baking hundreds of peach pies and cobblers, ahead of Saturday’s Middletown Peach Festival.
Taking over Appoquinimink High School’s commercial kitchen, the seniors created an assembly line of peelers, slicers and bakers transforming locally grown peaches into the crumbly, flaky desserts.
“This is one of the major fundraisers for the senior center, so they produce about 700 peach pies, additional hundreds of cobblers and mini-pies. They also produce sugar-free products and all of that they do in turn to supplement their budget,” said Appoquinimink School District’s Culinary Arts teacher, whose name, coincidentally, is Lindsay Baker.
You can buy the scratch-made peachy treats at the 2011 Middletown Peach Festival, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.