Know Your Farmer #6 in a Series

Norcross Community Market

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Know Your Farmer

sponsored by AgSouth Farmers Credit

 

 The Pearson Family

The Pearson Family

Pearson Farm

If you've ever been to a farmers market in Georgia, you've probably seen Pearson Farm with their crates of juicy peaches and bags of shelled pecans. They are a staple at most markets and Norcross Community Market is no exception!

 

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Five Generations of Farmers

The Pearson family boasts a long history of Crawford County, Georgia peach farmers going back over 130 years. Today, the farm is owned and operated today by Al Pearson and son Lawton Pearson. It is the oldest family-owned peach farm in the state. 

 

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More Than Just Peaches

When you visit the Pearson Farm booth at the Norcross Community Market, you'll find more than just the delicious peaches. You'll also find their pecans!

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On their website is even more, from cakes and preserves made with fresh peaches to pecan pies and cookies straight from Mary Pearson's kitchen. 

 

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Visit the Farm

During peach season (May-August), the Pearson family invites you to come visit their farm in Fort Valley, Georgia. Fort Valley is about 2 hours South of Norcross, just below Macon. While you're there, try their fresh peach ice cream, which received rave reviews from Southern Living Magazine!

See You at the Market!

This Saturday, stop by the Pearson tent and just get a whiff of those peaches. You won't be able to resist buying a bag.

 

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We have had so much fun getting to know the farmers at the Norcross Community Market this year and still have more to meet! Be sure to stop by our blog, Biscuits & Burlap and check out our Southern recipes and sign up to get them delivered to your inbox every week!

 

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here

Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!