Georgia Peaches and Pecans | Pearson Farm
There is no question that spending time with family and friends at the holidays is a joy. But sometimes preparing for guests can be a bit overwhelming. At Pearson Farm, we understand the importance of wanting to enjoy quality time with people we hold dear and not spending hours in the kitchen preparing food. That’s why Lanier and Adeline Pearson have prepared this fast, simple and delicious cranberry sauce recipe featuring Pearson Farm Georgia Pecans. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday. You can watch us make it here: https://youtu.be/o03FsdHvmGw
Cranberry Sauce with Pecans
- 1 (16 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
- 1 (15 oz) can sliced pears, drained & chopped
- 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled & chopped
- 1 c sugar
- ½ c dried fruit mix
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ chopped pecans
Combine all ingredients except pecans in a saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Remove sauce from heat. Cover & chill. Add pecans right before serving.
From our family to your we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
All of a sudden, I looked at the date and it’s December.
I am not sure if you feel the same way, but this year seems to have flown by here at Pearson Farm. I can’t help but wonder how time goes by so fast. That may be the reason that so many of us use this season to reflect over the past year and start making new plans to move forward. This is the time of year when we like to recognize and show gratitude to those who have made a positive impact on us.
If our shipping department is any indication, there are many of you who are very well appreciated this year. We have been working hard preparing and shipping corporate gifts these past few weeks. It is too soon to tell for sure, but it looks like we may have set a record for the number of corporate gifts people are sending to their important clients, employees and colleagues this year.
No matter who you are recognizing this month, Pearson Farm wants to be a part of your Holiday Season. If it is pecans for baking you need or the perfect gift for family, customers or friends, Pearson Farm has got you covered……and the best news is there is still time to get your order in and shipped before Christmas!!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Pearson Farm.
Now that we have officially kicked off the holiday season, it’s time to be thinking about all of the parties, family functions and gifts that we need to start planning for. When you show up to a friend or family member’s home, you obviously bring something. That is Thanksgiving. If you are the host of that party, that is Thanks-getting. No matter which side of the equation you are on, Pearson Farm has your back with lots of seasonal pecan favorites. If you like to make your own recipes, may we suggest our Baker’s Best Pecan Halves & Pieces. They are perfect for baking, and the best news is you can store leftover pecans in your freezer.
If your plans are more immediate, or as I like to say “me eaty,” we have a large assortment of Signature Flavored Pecans, chocolate covered pecans , as well as delicious baked goods from Mary’s Kitchen. You can get these in resealable gift bags, gift tins and beautiful gift stacks. These mouth-watering gourmet treats are sure to bring unforgettable flavor to every occasion. So, no matter if you are Thanksgiving or Thanks-getting delicious treats from Pearson Farm this holiday season, you can be satisfied knowing there are several pecan choices available to please nearly everyone.
From our Family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!
Some of you know that Pearson Farm has been farming in Crawford County Georgia for a long time. Many of you are aware that the Pearson family has been growing peaches and pecans for five consecutive family generations. But I would guess that very few of you know that we have been here since Moses. Moses Winlock “Lockie” Pearson to be exact.
Moses “Lockie” Pearson and his wife, Cornelia Emory “Emma”, settled in Crawford county Georgia after crossing the Flint River and planted the first peach trees for the Pearson family in 1885. They considered the duties involved in farming the land as honorable and God given privileges, as much then as they are today.
While a lot has changed in the 132 years since Moses planted our first trees, just as much has remained the same. The Pearson’s are as committed as ever to protecting the land, feeding families and producing the highest quality products available. Nowadays, you can even get freshly made pies, cakes and cookies sent straight from Mary’s Kitchen. Everything is from our farm to your table just like they did way back when.
Today Pearson Farm is operated by Al and his son Lawton Pearson, the fifth generation Pearson. Al and Lawton continue to grow peach trees and they also farm many acres of pecans. It may only be a rumor that Moses Pearson settled in Georgia to “Let my people grow”. But one thing is certain about the Pearson Family legacy, we are still “growing strong” after 132 years.
As summer starts to wind down a bit we thought you might enjoy this light and easy to make recipe.
Link to Video Recipe https://youtu.be/y_QNGPQ1Kf8
Peach, Tomato and Feta Salad Recipe
2 10 oz. containers of small cherry tomatoes (tri-color if available), some sliced in half and others left whole
1-2 cups fresh Pearson Farm peaches, sliced
2 TBS. Basil cut in ribbons
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
Dressing: Shallot Vinaigrette
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TBS. Shallots, Finely Chopped
1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
Start by cutting peaches into bite sized pieces and place in bowl. Take cherry tomatoes and cut some into halves while leaving a few whole for variety and also add to the bowl. Cut rolled basil leaves into strips of equal size. Add all ingredients to bowl including feta cheese and toss to combine. Add dressing tossing a few more times and then add everything to a serving platter before enjoying.
If you are not included to make this in your kitchen, you are always welcome to get something from ours. Check us out here at PearsonFarm.com
Pearson Farm is getting their operations ready for this year’s peach season. So, before the season gets underway, we thought it would be fun to show you the journey that a Pearson Farm Peach takes from pick to pack.
In the video below, Al Pearson documents this journey. We follow peaches from the tree to the time when they are ready for you to take them home. Mr. Pearson also covers a little bit of Pearson Farm family history along the way.
Click on this link or the image above - https://youtu.be/eFuNbJiXB34
To get your family fresh Pearson Farm Peaches as well as a host of other farm favorites, please visit www.PearsonFarm.com .
There has been a lot change in this country since Pearson Farm planted its first trees in 1885. And at the same time there are values and principles that have remained true to this day.
Looking ahead for a moment, Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday May 14.
As an interesting bit of trivia, Mother’s Day is younger than Pearson Farm. Mother’s Day was established by Anna Jarvis and was celebrated at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908. The holiday started with one woman (Jarvis) who held a memorial ceremony to honor her mother and all mothers at her Church. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. This is a great example of how one person’s passion can impact a nation of people.
Pearson Farm has always honored family as demonstrated by its legacy in Georgia for 5 generations now. So, as Mother’s Day approaches, we urge you to honor all mothers; past present and future, in the same spirit that Anna Jarvis honored hers.
If you are looking for some gift ideas, we can help with that as well. Check out the selections here: http://www.pearsonfarm.com/gifts
When most people think of Easter they think of baskets, chocolate bunnies and colored eggs. Easter definitely delivers on that. But in truth, Easter is much more. It is sunrise Church services, a time of family, fellowship and reflection.
April 16th children everywhere will be searching for their Easter baskets and enjoying the treats of the holiday. But, as an adult, you can have your treats without looking any further.
PearsonFarm.com, is loaded with handmade cakes, cookies, and signature flavored pecans that can all be delivered straight to your door. Give them as gifts or cherish them for yourself with your morning coffee. Either way, the goodies at Pearson Farm are sure to Egg-cite anyone who receives them.
We hope you’ll enjoy what is most important this Easter. We also hope that we can help make that time of family, fellowship and reflection just a little bit sweeter.
God Bless and Happy Easter from our family to yours.
St. Patrick is the beloved patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the life of St. Patrick who died on March 17 in 460 A.D. But the first St Patrick's Day parade was not held until homesick Irish soldiers wanted to connect with their roots in New York City on March 17, 1762.
Irish families have celebrated the feast of St Patrick as a holiday for thousands of years taking a break from Lent when prohibitions were lifted for one day of dancing, drinking and feasting on meat.
So, with this kind of festive attitude, it only makes sense to include pecans as a tasty snack to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. We know that your friends would be green with envy if you were to receive a Pearson Favorite, our delicious chocolate drenched pecan halves, especially knowing that March is the last month that you can get these until October.
At Pearson Farm we also know that around any holiday it is better to give than to receive. That is why we have such a wonderful selection of delicious pecan treats. Check them out here while there is still time to get them to someone special, even if that someone special is you.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
–An Irish Toast