Long Family Orchard & Farm

Peas in June

Fresh Shelled Peas

Here at the Long Family Orchard & Farm Sweet Pea season usually begins around the third week or so in June.

No need to worry about shelling all of those peas yourself! Instead, for your convenience, we shell the peas with our Amish-built pea sheller. Come on out and see how it works!

Generally pea season is fairly short and lasts about 7-10 days.

We sell our peas by the pint and by the quart.

Look for the RED shed located near our asparagus field on Bogie Lake Rd., just north of Commerce Rd. We look forward to seeing you!

*If you just plan on eating your fresh shelled peas, try them raw--they're delicious!

How To Care for Your Fresh Peas

Freezing

Wash Peas.  Bring water to a boil.  Drop peas in boiling water for 30-45 seconds (blanche).  Drain in a colander.  Rinse with cold water.  Pat dry.  Place in one quart freezer bags getting all air out of freezer bag.

HINT: If you have a vacuum sealer just wash peas and place in sealed bags. No need to blanche. How easy!

Recipes

Sautéd Fresh Peas

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add some sweet onion, and cook until softened. Add in your Fresh Peas and sauté just a few more minutes. Stir occasionally. If you would like, add salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Creamy Snow Pea Salad

1 quart fresh shelled peas
1 medium red onion sliced thin
1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise'1/2 cup sharp shredded cheese
1 jar (2.8 oz) Hormel's real bacon pieces
salt & pepper to taste
In bowl combine peas/ cheese/ onion/ mayonnaise/ bacon pieces/ salt & pepper. Mix well.
Refrigerate until serving.
Yield: 6-8 servings