Butterbeans this week, crowder peas coming, sweet corn finished!

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Butterbeans ready to bag

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WHAT ARE CROWDER PEAS? (Pictured here in 2011 before picking through and bagging in one or five pound bags) Field peas, crowder peas, blackeye peas are all part of a larger species of beans commonly called “cowpeas” or “Southern peas.” They are commonly grown in the South because they adapt well to our heat-tolerant, and drought-resistant area. Their flavor and texture are similar to blackeye peas. With a rich and hearty flavor, it creates a dark pot liquor when cooked. Crowder peas are delicious when cooked with smoked pork, onions, and garlic sauteed in butter. I love one pot meals!!!!

We are currently harvesting the second of five fields of butterbeans and purple hull crowders are looking to be available soon too!
Pre-order by texting/calling 757-255-4563 or email orders@oliverproduce.com
5lbs/gallon bag is $25 each for either crop.

We lost both our last field of sweet corn and field of snaps/green beans to the weather.

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About Oliver Farms Produce

Located in Smithfield, Oliver Farms, LLC is a working row crop farm with fresh summer produce sold on site as Oliver Farm Produce. We begin each produce year with strawberries in late April while the planting of our summer produce is just beginning. In late June through August we open the door to the "strawberry shack" where we have produce fresh picked daily: sweet corn, butterbeans, edamame and crowder peas. Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas we re-open the shack where we will sell: collards, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and kale - cut the same day you pick up!! Customers can pre-order by emailing: orders@oliverproduce.com
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