Long Family Orchard & Farm

No Peas this year

Fresh Shelled Peas

 

With the below normal temperatures and the snow in April we were unable to get our Peas planted before Good Friday.  The Peas need to be in the ground by then so that they are ready to harvest by the third week in June.  If they are not planted by Good Friday, they are ready to harvest in July. Peas do not like hot weather.  The Peas will taste starchy if picked in hot weather.  Hopefully, mother nature cooperates next year!

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