Georgia Peaches and Pecans | Pearson Farm
Sunday June 19 is the day when we take some time to think about our fathers, to thank them and place them in the center of our thoughts for the day.
At Pearson Farm, we have five generations of fathers to thank. More than 130 years ago, in 1885, Moses Winlock “Lockie” Pearson and his wife, Cornelia Emory “Emma”, planted the first peach trees for the Pearson family.
I wonder if they could have imagined that those first trees were the start of the Pearson Family Legacy that we are so proud of today.
Here is a picture that was taken recently on Pearson Farm. Father Al Pearson, son Lawton and Lawton’s 2 sons. 3 generations of Pearson’s in a single image.
So to all of you fathers out there, we would like to say that we appreciate everything that you do for the family. Who knows what legacy you are creating?
Happy Father’s Day from Pearson Farm.
For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting peach season, you are in luck. Starting this week Pearson Farm starts shipping this year’s fresh and delicious peach crop Now you can finally order Fresh Georgia grown peaches from Pearson Farm and have them shipped right to your door. They say that money can’t buy happiness, but when you get a taste of our juicy peaches, you will think it’s the same thing.
Peaches have become a summer favorite a staple at BBQ’s and family events, delicious in salads, on pizzas or blended into creamy ice cream to stifle the summer heat. Make sure you’re using the best peaches available from Pearson Farm.
The Pearson family has been growing Peaches for over 130 years and knows a thing or two about quality. Pearson knows how to deliver the very best directly from our family’s farm to your table. Our Peaches are handpicked, packaged and shipped ensuring peak freshness, quality and flavor arrives within 48 hours. Culinary experts from all across the country consider Pearson Farm as their go-to preferred peaches. Now you can too. Peach shipping started June 13th meaning happiness can arrive fresh at your door as early as June 15th!
With April being National Pecan Month, there is quite a bit to celebrate at Pearson Farm.
Then in March, the Georgia Pecan Growers Association chose Lawton Pearson of Pearson Farm as the 2016 Georgia Pecan Grower of the Year. The nominations were based on the individuals’ contribution to making a difference in the industry and their years of service.
Lawton places all the honor in the work of those on the farm and to the heritage started by his family stating, “There is no bigger honor than being recognized for something you love doing,” Pearson said. “Pecans have been a large part of my family for generations and to be recognized in both ways is humbling. I am so very proud to accept this award on behalf of my family and everyone who works with us at Pearson Farm”.
Lawton is a partner and 5th generation owner of one of the oldest continually family owned peach and pecan farm in Georgia, Pearson Farm. Lawton feels pride every time he walks on the land knowing he is harvesting on the same land as generations that preceded him.
While Lawton appreciates the recognition of his community and peers, being part of the Pearson Farm legacy is ultimately the most rewarding.
Though tax season is a source of dread for some, Georgia Pecans from Pearson Farm are a sure fire way to get a return. Let me explain. It is well documented that pecans are an excellent source of protein, unsaturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids. That makes pecans a heart healthy snack that still happens to be naturally delicious. Not a bad return if you ask me.
At Pearson Farm, we go to great lengths to ensure that our pecans are the best tasting that you can find. That is why we use drip irrigation like they use to grow grapes for wine. We make a conscious effort to reduce the unnecessary use of water. By targeting the individual roots, water use is reduced by 80% and our trees remain happy and healthy, like you.
Easter will be here before you know it so why not treat someone close with a tasty treat from Pearson Farm. We have several seasonal selections to choose from online. There is no denying the quality of Georgia pecans. Having been in the business of growing only the finest pecans for more than 100 years, you could say that we know a thing or two about how to grow them right. Our pecans, all grown on our farm in Fort Valley, Georgia, are ready to ship directly to you or someone you love. You can count on Pearson Farm to deliver on our promise of quality.
For your convenience, we have made our Georgia pecans available to you online. From salted, to roasted, to chocolate covered, we have something that will satisfy every palette.
Check us out at - http://www.pearsonfarm.com/georgia-pecans
We wish you and your family a Happy Easter from all of us at Pearson Farm.
To tantalize your taste buds we thought we would invite you into our kitchen as we make delicious Oatmeal Cookies made with our very own Georgia Pecans. Enjoy!
ClIck here to watch Mary make them for you - https://youtu.be/XAc32ONsEyo
(2) cups - oatmeal (2 ½) cups - flour (2) sticks - butter (1) cup - brown sugar (1) large egg (2) teaspoon vanilla (1) cup toffee (1) cup pecans
In a large mixing bowl, mix brown sugar and butter until fluffy or creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Add oatmeal, toffee, pecans and flour. Mix by hand into cookie dough. Portion dough on to greased cookie sheets with a melon scoop. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be nice if you got something a little different for your sweetie this year. Treat them with a gift tin from Pearson Farm. And, yes there is still time to have this delivered to someone if you act soon. Here are a few suggestions to get your muse working.
If you want to follow a traditional path, check out our variety of Chocolate Covered Pecans. We smother our pecans in the finest pure milk chocolate. This unique flavor combination of pecans and creamy milk chocolate is a sure winner for anyone on your Valentine’s gift list. Our chocolates are packaged in special boxes perfect for gift giving-to yourself or someone else!
Still can’t decide? Why not consider our cookie Assortment. This comes packed with one dozen of our delectable cookies. (6) Pecan Snickerdoodle & (6) Pecan Oatmeal Cookies. #yum
And if you really want to go for it, you might want to try Mary's Ultimate Gift Stack. This is our largest selection. It’s perfect for office meetings or parties. This culinary extravaganza includes Pearson's Cinnamon Pecan Crumble Cake, Buttermilk Pecan Pie, a 2 Way Tin of Pecan Snickerdoodle Cookies and GF Pecan Oatmeal Cookies, plus our Pecan Gift Box that includes the following flavors: Toasted & Salted, Cinnamon Roasted, Praline, Seasoned & Natural Elliot Halves.
These are just a few of the many choices that you will find on PearsonFarm.com. Good luck deciding and Happy Valentine’s Day.
If you are like the majority of Americans, by now you have already forgotten, broken or abandoned your new year’s resolution. Quite frankly, it’s not surprising. It wasn’t that long ago that it was a time of sharing meals with friends and family, the days were full of cheer. We were tempted with punch, cookies and delicious pies. It is hard for anyone to snap out of that mindset so quickly. So as we sit here in early 2016 and reflect back, are we what we eat? And if so, what is that?
May I suggest pecans? And no that won’t make you nuts. Pecans are well-documented to be a good way to lower your cholesterol, assist in weight loss, help you with hair growth and aid in building your immune system. Pecans are a good source of vitamins, minerals and protein. It was discovered that native Americans could get as much protein from eating pecans as they could from wild game.
Pecans are many things and yes, they are a delicious and healthy snack. Eating healthy can help you look good for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner.
Here is a recipe to help you change who you are if you are about to change what you eat.
These granola bars are naturally sweetened with bananas, applesauce and cranberries. There is no processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. (However, we recommend adding a touch of maple syrup or honey for your sweet tooth.)
Nuts, seeds and whole grains support digestive and heart health. Pecans are rich in antioxidants, so these real food granola bars are truly nutritious!
3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup Pearson Pecan Pieces 3 large, ripe bananas 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup dried cranberries 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tbsp ground flax seed (or flax meal) 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a 9x13 baking sheet, lay a silicone baking mat or layer of parchment paper.
Mix oats and pecans. Toast oats and pecans in a large skillet or in the oven on a baking sheet. They should be lightly toasted after a few minutes. Set aside.
Place bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mash the bananas with a fork until mushy. Add applesauce and mix together.
Once the oats and pecans are toasted, pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in cranberries, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Add banana and applesauce mixture. Stir until clumpy and transfer to baking sheet.
Make sure that the mixture is even (see picture). Bake for 30 minutes and then cool. Cut into bars. (It should make about 15 granola bars.)
Store in the fridge or freezer for a healthy snack!
As always we have a fresh supply of ingredients here at: PearsonFram.com
If there is one thing that is synonyms with the holiday season it is pecans. Whether whole, toasted and spiced, stuffed in a pie or covered with chocolate, pecans always make an appearance this time of year.
Chocolate Covered Pecans
The good news is that with little saturated and no trans-fat, pecans themselves are considered to be heart healthy. They are also a good source of protein, potassium, thiamine, and are ranked among the top 20 foods for antioxidant capacity. While pecans have many health benefits and uses, many people get stuck in doing the same ol’, same ol’. This year, why not get creative with our pecans and discover new ways to bring the traditional holiday nut into your festivities. A quick search on Pinterest will quickly help get your creative juices flowing. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Cookie Bouquet - Instead of bringing a pie as your contribution to the holiday meal, Try a pecan cookie bouquet. Insert long lollipop sticks or a wooden skewer before baking. If the stick comes through a bit on the other side, patch it up with a little extra dough. When the cookies are done baking, display in a basket using a piece of green florist foam at the bottom to insert the sticks, fill the base of the basket with tinsel or decorative paper filler and voila!
- Use the Shells - Did you know that pecan shells are an economically friendly way to season on the grill? Add pecan shells to your briquette and allow them to burn. Place your food on the grill to cook over the pecan smoke. This acts as a natural seasoning as it adds the flavor and smell of pecans to meats.
- Homemade Granola- Homemade gifts made with love are the best gifts. Make some granola with blueberries and pecans, store in a decorative jar and give as gifts to unexpected holiday guests.
- Maple Crumbles - Try spreading holiday cheer with the latest and wildly popular pecan product, Maple Crumbles. These provide a different and exceptional flavor when added to oatmeal, salad or ice cream.
- Upgrade your stuffing- kick that stuffing recipe up a notch by adding pecans and cranberries or pecans and apples, experiment with different pecan-fruit combinations for a flavor that will surprise your guests.
The good news is there are a lot of things that you can do with pecans. Try mixing it up a little this season. For recipe or other ideas visit www.PearsonFarm.com