Pecan Season 2018
Posted on December 14, 2018.
A staggering number of boxes filled with roasted pecans, homemade cakes, decadent chocolates, and sweet jellies have made their way out the doors of Pearson Farm this week. That doesn't happen without long hours, tired backs, fatigued minds, a testy attitude or two, and maybe even a temper tantrum, so.... Just for fun, and because we had nothing better to do (yeah, right!), we had a cookie decorating contest in our Mail Order Department yesterday. We pulled out a couple dozen of our delicious Pecan Snickerdoodle Cookies, brought in icing, sprinkles, candies, and Maple Pecan Crumbles, and transformed the cookies into Holiday masterpieces. We even invited Mr. Al to choose the winning cookie..... here are a few of the entries
What's that saying, "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy"? Here's what we have to say about that....Yesterday, Pearson Farm had a record season shipping day. We fulfilled all our orders and had them on the Brown truck 30 minutes before closing time.... AND found time to decorate cookies...... Nobody can ever call Pearson's a dull Farm!!
Please help us congratulate Ana, who was chosen the Pearson Farm Snickerdoodle Decorating Champion! She piped icing all over her cookie to create the cutest green face, red hat and scarf. She delicately placed the candies for his mouth and hat decorations. Mr. Al was very impressed with her cookie decorating skills, but I really think it was the eyelashes that got him ;)
If cookie decorating happens to make your Holiday to-do list, don't forget to order some of our Pearson Farm Snickerdoodle cookies. They are the perfect size and shape, not to mention, they are DELICIOUS!! We hope you will take our lead and plan a fun activity with your family during the holidays. After all, the best days are always spent with the ones you love....
Posted on December 7, 2018.
Last week, Pearson Farm attended the Taste of Southern event a few miles south of the farm, in Perry. We were privileged to be in the company of many great restaurants and caterers, along with 800 of our closest friends. We served our Buttermilk Pecan Pie and just as expected, the response was overwhelming.
The night was truly festive... all the attendees were dressed in lovely holiday attire, the room was elegantly decorated for Christmas, and each vendor creatively dressed up their booth with twinkle lights, poinsettias, and other holiday adornments.
I was honored to share the booth with 3 of the most amazing women: Maria (Mary's Kitchen's head baker), Carmelita, and Silda (or as we lovingly refer to them, The Sisters). These ladies spend countless hours inside Mary's Kitchen roasting, mixing, stirring, coating, and baking delicious flavored pecans, crunchy pecan cookies, sweet peach preserves, yummy peach and pecan cakes, along with this delicious Buttermilk Pecan Pie. They rarely meet our customers face to face, so it was exciting to have them help greet the attendees and serve this wonderfully delicious pie that they had created.
As delightful as the event was, the real beauty was found in the eyes of these 3 wonderful ladies. Only a handful of our Pearson Farm "FAMILY" have the opportunity to speak with customers, so to witness these ladies interacting with the guests and hearing the compliments and accolades bestowed upon them was truly magical. It was such a blessing to see them having their "Red Carpet" moment and shining like the true stars they are!
Posted on November 2, 2018.
Whether you're preparing a simple meal for a few or a feast for many, we are certain that the Thanksgiving menu is at the top of your To Do list. Recently, we were discussing our Thanksgiving traditions during lunch and it got us to thinking..... how could we use pecans in more ways on our Thanksgiving tables? As you know, we LOVE pecans around here, and we try to use them as much as possible, so we were surprised to find that other than desserts, nuts (especially) pecans are an underused ingredient in most Thanksgiving eats.
We made the decision right then and there that Pearson Farm needed to change that fact. Quickly, this simple idea turned into a challenge for our Mail Order team. We shared family recipes and favorite dishes. We checked out cooking websites and shared special traditions. Our break room turned into a perpetual Thanksgiving test kitchen as we experimented with sweet potatoes, cornbread, and LOTS of green beans. Our goal was to create traditional, Thanksgiving-inspired dishes that contained our crunchy, buttery Pearson Farm pecans.
After 2 months, the menu is finally complete. Along with a few already found on our website, we have created a THANKSGIVING RECIPE Section that highlights 12 of these delicious, inspired, and in some cases, clever holiday recipes that will be savored by all your holiday guests. We have truly enjoyed every minute of searching, inventing, cooking and especially eating these dishes, but our favorite part of the whole experience was spending time together, sharing delicious food, making wonderful memories, and creating new ones to talk about for years to come. Our little challenge turned into an early Thanksgiving celebration at Pearson Farm. We invite you to try these wonderful dishes, and if you do, please make sure to send us a picture and leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page. We hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Posted on October 17, 2018.
Pearson Farm is proud of our history and love to share stories of life on the Farm told by Mr. Al and his sisters. Today, we are doing just that with a video from Ms. Peggy Pearson Jerles.
THE NUTTY FINGER
When I was in the second grade 72 years ago at the Zenith School, there was an accident that occurred during recess. The old school house had indoor bathrooms but the access to them was outside. On this particular day, a boy in my class went to the bathroom and upon leaving, slammed his finger in the bathroom door, cutting off the tip-end of his finger. In 1946, the appropriate actions taken were very different from today. The child was hurried off to the doctor but the finger was left behind, coming to rest on a Kleenex in the hand of Miss Lillie Maude Andrews, the first and second grade teacher. Since everyone in the school, grades 1 though 5, heard about the accident and were curious, Miss Andrews held the finger on the Kleenex while all 5 grades filed by and looked at it. After the viewing, all of us trooped out to a big old pecan tree behind the school to bury the finger and say a prayer for the injured student.
And now, just think, Pearson Farm is now selling "Nutty Fingers!"
Peggy Pearson Jerles