The next stop was a little vegetable stand. That little kitty was worn out.
The next stop was Mrs. Sides' pea farm. I bought okra, lady cream peas, cantaloupe and Noonday onions. Now the story is that Noonday onions are sweeter that Wala Wala and Vidalia onions. Never having had a Wala Wala or Vidalia onion, I cannot comment. However, the Noonday onions are very sweet. An onion can only be a Noonday onion if it is grown within ten miles of the town of Noonday.
Those lady cream peas were wonderful. They are like a very very good black eyed pea.
Finally, we found the Troubadour Blackberry Farm. This farm is run by the band director of Kaufman High school with his family. I wish you could taste the blackberry cheesecake his wife made. Most excellent. They are going to send me some information on their set up so there will likely get another post.
After returning from our trip, I started cooking. I made lady cream peas, fried okra, and hot water cornbread for dinner.
Lady Cream Peas
Pound of lady cream peas
2 Sliced of Bacon
Pinch of sugar
Enough water to cover the peas.
Simmer for an hour or so and enjoy.
Hot Water Cornbread
1 cup Corn meal
Pinch or more of salt
Add enough boiling water to the cornmeal to create a dough thick enough to shape into patties. Fry in a little oil until golden brown.
Cajun spice mix to taste