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Purchase Palisade peaches and support Yampa Valley Autism Program

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The Yampa Valley Autism Program has partnered up with the Davis Family Farms for a summer fundraiser selling their homegrown Palisade peaches.

“We sure love their peaches,” said Lisa Lorenz, executive director of the Yampa Valley Autism Program. “Lance and his family, as personal friends, have committed to doing this for us.”

How it works: email steamboat@yampavalleyautism.org with your order to get the sweet, juicy, delicious, Palisade peaches.

  • Submit pre-order forms to YVAP via email or drop off at the YVAP office by July 31
  • Davis Family Farms will deliver the pre-ordered peaches to YVAP office in early August
  • YVAP will notify you for pick up the orders
  • Customers can pay for the orders on the YVAP website or at pickup time 

“16 Reasons Peaches Are Peachy Keen for Your Body”

According to YVAP’s press release on the new fundraiser

  1. Peaches keep the skin healthy.  Vitamins A and C in peaches make them a great moisturizer and are often used in cosmetics. It also helps in regenerating skin tissue.
  2. A peach is a great snack food for losing weight.  It can give you the feeling of being full, so you will eat less. One peach contains about 35 to 50 calories and no fat.
  3. Peach flowers have sedative properties.  A remedy for restlessness includes boiling peach flowers in water along with some honey.
  4. Peaches nourish the scalp which helps reduce hair loss.
  5. In China, peach tea is used as a kidney cleanser.
  6. Peaches are a stress reliever. Peaches help reduce anxiety. Peaches are often referred to as the ‘Fruit of Calmness’ in Hungary.
  7. Peaches have a positive effect in preventing cancer due to its high selenium content.
  8. Peaches are known to be helpful in removing worms from the intestines.
  9. Peaches have a diuretic effect to cleanse your kidneys and bladder.
  10. Peaches fight obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease with its spectrum of antioxidants.
  11. Compounds in stone fruits can help with “metabolic syndrome”
  12. Those suffering from gout and rheumatism are advised to eat peaches because peaches tend to have a diuretic and a light laxative effect.
  13. Peaches can calm a stomach.
  14. Peaches are thought to be an aphrodisiac.
  15. Peaches inhibit tumor growth activity. Peaches have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity according to research.
  16. Chronic bronchitis coughs and gastritis are helped with the medicinal tea of the leaves and bark of peach trees.

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