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 December 5, 2017.
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.
Posted on November 15, 2017.
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!!
Posted on September 29, 2017.
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.
Posted on May 18, 2017.
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 .
Posted on April 25, 2017.
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
Posted on March 27, 2017.
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.
Posted on February 7, 2017.
When you think of your Valentine, you might be thinking of these 3 words that define them:
To have a Valentine means that you have already made an emotional commitment. Everyone also knows that patience is a necessary ingredient in any relationship and love is the glue that hold it all together.
So, what does Pearson Farm have in common with commitment, patience and love?
As for patience, we live in a world of instant gratification. Fast access to information and same day delivery means that people don’t have to wait for much. But the Pearson’s need patience to produce their quality products. Imagine looking at an empty field and thinking, “At this time in 3 years, we can start to pick our first fruit from trees that haven’t been planted yet.” That also reinforces their commitment to the Pearson Farm purpose.
Commitment, patience and love are just some of what it takes to have a great relationship and to grow quality Georgia Grown products for our family and you and yours, year after year.
If you want to see our commitment in action go to www.PearsonFarm.com
If you want to see how our commitment to quality tastes in person, check out several selections here. We are confident that you will love them as much as we do. And don’t worry, if you can’t wait to try them, we’ll rush them right over to you.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Pearson Farm.
Posted on November 19, 2016.
After turkey, there are 2 foods that simply define Thanksgiving; cranberry sauce and pecans. Here is a bit of holiday history.
Cranberry sauce, or relish as some refer, was first sold in 1912 and became a mass market item during the 1940’s. Cranberries, are one of the only fruits actually native to North America.
Pecans, have their roots (I couldn’t resist) in central and eastern North America and the river valleys of Mexico. Pecans have been consumed as far back as the pre-colonials, who began the Thanksgiving traditions that we still follow today.
Pearson Farm has been growing Pecans in Georgia since 1885. Our 5th generation farm has been a family tradition just like Thanksgiving has been yours. So, this year we wanted to give you a recipe to bring this all together.
We would like to elevate the humble canned cranberry sauce recipe with our own take, adding our award-winning Georgia Pecans. This recipe is sure to please everyone at your Thanksgiving feast. To watch the recipe click on the link below:
- 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 cup sugar
- ½ cup dried fruit mix
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped Pearson Farm 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.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.