Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Harvest Festival

Come to Pearce's Farm Stand this weekend! There will be tons of stuff going on during our Fall Harvest Festival! Don't forget, apple cider donuts will be making their debut this weekend as well!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For those of you who wondered how we make our delicious kettle corn at Pearce's Farm Stand, simply click on the video below to see how its done! Pearce's Kettle corn is made with 4 simple ingredients: corn oil, popcorn seed, sugar and salt! Careful, this video may cause irrational salivation and insatiable desire to get a bag or bags of your own!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Inside Look on How Donuts Are Made At Pearce's Farm Stand

I know many of you ask and some of you just do we make the donuts at Pearce's Farm Stand? Well here is a short video that gives you a quick inside look as to how we make our donuts. Caution: Video may cause you to salivate uncontrollably and go mad with want for a donut of your own...use caution when viewing:)



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Salsa Made Simple With Pearce's Farm Stand

Looking for a healthy, delicious, easy snack? How about making salsa. Here is a simple salsa recipe that uses fresh ingredients that can be found at Pearce's Farm Stand:

What you need:
  • 5 tennis ball sized tomatoes
  • 2 green peppers (or mix and match with colored peppers to add color)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 small vidalia onion
  • You can also choose to add a jalapeno, habanero (hot) or ghost pepper (super hot) if you enjoy extra heat to your salsa.
You simply chop all the ingredients above and mix them together well...enjoy!  (For a time saving tip I recommend using a food processor to chop the peppers and onions, a garlic press for the garlic, but I would highly recommend chopping the tomatoes by hand or your salsa will become very watery.) This is great with chips, eggs, on hamburgers, tacos...the possibilities are endless!

Here is a video to help demonstrate the directions above:

Monday, August 18, 2014

EveryBuddie Loves Pearce's Sweet Corn!!

Pearce's Farm Stand in Walworth, Wisconsin has the best sweet corn, and everybody loves it! Especially our 9-year-old Black Lab named Buddie. She will eat every last kernel of corn off the cob and she even does it the proper way, according Bob Pearce Jr. He says that 'Sweet corn grows in rows, therefore it should be eaten in rows'.

It's so good, there is really no wrong way to eat it! If you love Pearce's Sweet Corn as much as Buddie, I suggest freezing a little to enjoy over the winter. Here are some tips for freezing sweet corn:

1) It is best to get fresh sweet corn (and since Pearce's picks it fresh every morning you know its fresh) and try to freeze it that same day. (It still works if you do it a day or two later but you get the best results when it is done the same day it is picked).

2) Begin by boiling a large pot of water.

3) While you are waiting for the water to boil peel the husks off your sweet corn.

4) Once your water is at a rolling boil place your sweet corn in the water carefully.

5) Blanch the sweet corn by placing it in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Then remove it from the water with tongs so you can re-use the water for the next batch.

6) Cool the corn in an ice water bath.

7) Use a knife (I like to use my electric knife to save time and my energy) to shave the kernels off the cob.

8) Put shaved kernels in a freezer safe bag, squeeze the excess air out of the bag, seal the bag tightly, label the bag, and place it in the freezer.

Then, when you have a craving for Pearce's Sweet Corn as a side dish or added into your chili, simply pull the bag out, add it to your chili as is or boil it for 8 minutes, serve and enjoy!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Canned Pumpkin: Is it really pumpkin, or something else?

Most of us are familiar with Libby's. They are North America's largest producer of canned pumpkin products. But what's really in the can?

Libby makes its canned pumpkin products from a variety of pumpkin called Dickinson. However, experts say that this is not really a pumpkin, but actually a squash. The flesh of the Dickinson pumpkin has a tan skin color to it, like the butternut squash, and actually cross pollinates with the butternut squash. So, technically, Libby's Dickinson pumpkin is more of a squash than a pumpkin.

However, before crying 'wolf' we should note that the distinction between pumpkins and squashes is a bit fuzzy. There are actually 3 varieties of winter squash:
  1. Cucurbita pepo - this is your traditional jack-o-lantern pumpkin
  2. Cucurbita maxima - this is your hubbard and Boston marrow squash
  3. Blue Hubbard Squash
  4. Curcubita moschata - the Dickinson pumpkin and butternut squash belong in this category.

Butternut Squash

While traditional pumpkins and Dickinson pumpkins are both relatives of the same genus they are not the same species. So, if you want 100% genuine pumpkin pie you need 100% genuine pie pumpkins.

To make a real pumpkin pie come to Pearce's Farm Stand any day of the week, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to find all the pie pumpkins you need.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pearce's September Harvest Festival

Pearce's Farm Stands September Harvest Festival took place on Saturday, September 21st an Sunday September 22nd. We had an awesome turnout and we were blessed with great weather. Thank you to all who came. Everyone had fun and enjoyed a great line up of entertainment from dancing to singing and, of course, free sweet corn!

We want to take a moment to thank all the performers who came out and made this weekend extra special. We also want to say a huge thank you to all the family members and good friends who showed up to help us with this event. It was a very busy weekend and we could not have pulled it off without the help of so many wonderful people! Thank you!