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 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 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.
Posted on November 11, 2016.
Yes. And the winner is… Pecans!
Folks all across the country use Georgia Pecans from Pearson Farm in everything from their holiday recipes to the gifts they give this time of year. So, now that you don't have to choose which nuts to have for the holidays, we can focus on the important business of office parties, family gatherings and the well needed time to unwind before things get truly interesting next year.
All of us at Pearson Farm wish you the best this holiday season. We appreciate being a small part of your holiday gatherings. Here is our featured holiday gift to get your juices flowing.
This tasty treat is just a couple of clicks away.
Posted on September 29, 2016.
Now that peach season is behind us and pecan season is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. What will you be baking? What events will you attend? Office parties, out of town guests? Need a special something to send to customers and/or clients?
We suggest that you get a jump on the holidays and take a look at some of our delicious pecans, gift tins, cakes, pies and cookies at Pearson Farm.
We have lots of ideas that are sure to spark your imagination. Here are a couple to get your creative juices flowing: It could be Pecan Oatmeal Cookies for your child’s teacher, Praline Pecans for the party host, or our Taste of Pecans gift box to share at your family reunion. Plus, don’t forget our Signature Natural Pecans, raw pecans that can go into many holiday recipes.
The best part about choosing Pearson Farm’s pecans, they arrive fresh from our farm to your doorstep!
So let Pearson Farm be part of your preseason planning so that you will be the hit of the holidays.
Posted on November 5, 2015.
Over the course of time things needs to change, even if things remain the same. Let me explain.
Here on Pearson Farm, to ensure that we have consistent quality of our products, we have to plant new trees from time to time. We also need to manage the soil and constantly be aware of weather conditions and other potential hazards to our crops. This attention to detail allows us to proudly deliver the quality products, year after year after year. You might say that quality is our legacy.
So what has changed?
In keeping up with the times while also maintaining our tradition, Pearson Farm has adopted a new look. You may have noticed a few updates along the way. Our logo was modified, our packaging was improved and that all comes together with the launch of our new website. We encourage you to check it out at PearsonFarm.com
Never before have we displayed our products and tradition as we do now. You can find our products, view our recipes or simply read about our family and our 100 plus year history. We think that we have done a good job in keeping current while maintaining our legacy. Let us know what you think.
Posted on September 10, 2015.
I was in the store this past weekend and when looking at the shelf, I did a cartoon double take. I closed then rubbed my eyes, and when they opened again I was still seeing the same thing – Christmas decorations!
Call me old school but isn’t September just a little bit too early to start thinking about the holidays? After some additional consideration I thought that this was a great time to start planning. While I still believe that it IS too early to be worrying about Christmas, I realized that Halloween is just about 45 days away. Thanksgiving is a month after that and that is the start of the full-fledged holiday party season. The time to start planning is now.
So to get your creative culinary juices flowing, I thought I would give you a couple of quick seasonal suggestions. Here is a quick and easy recipe for Pecan Balls:
- 1 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups chopped Georgia pecans from Pearson Farm
- Powdered sugar
Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, then flour and pecans. Mix well. Roll into small balls. Bake 30 - 40 minutes on cookie sheet at 300 degrees. Roll in powdered sugar.
But if making holiday treats is not your thing, we have you covered there as well. Pearson Farm offers made from scratch cakes, pies and treats that will make you proud. Here is on example:
Pearson's Cinnamon Pecan Crumble Cake – Click on the name to learn more
Posted on November 21, 2014.
With the holiday's in full swing, we wanted to tempt you with this great tasting treat. It just might become a tradition in your home every year.
Angel Pecan Pie
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 cup Pearson Farm Chopped Pecans
21 crushed Ritz Crackers
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly add sugar. Fold in crackers and Pecans Add vanilla.Pour into buttered pie plate. Bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool completely.
2 1/2 pint cartons of whipping cream
2 tsp instant cocoa
6 tabs sugar
Whip cream and add sugar and cocoa. Cover the pie and let it cool for 6 to 12 hours.