Providence Corner Blog
The Leaning Tower of Peaches on Providence Rd
If all goes well, Ken, Sheila & I will be at Duncan Switch this Saturday from 9 until 1. We'll have Southern Biscuit Mixes, Squash Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles & Watermelon Rind Pickles all in half pint & pint sizes, You can also expect to see your favorite Jams and Chow-Chow available in 4oz gift box sizes.
Looking forward to seeing you this Sat
Keep PRESERVING those memories...
2020 has been like no other year previously in the business. February foot surgery, recuperation and physical therapy delayed the start of production. COVID-19 caused us to decreased production. With that said, we have fewer jars for sale than we would normally. Most of you know I prefer to use local, in-season, organic produce to make the products. That said, our inventory is VERY low so please call before ordering.
If you're thinking about ordering some items for Christmas, now might be a great time to do that. You can custom design a gift box with 4oz jars and biscuit mix. It would be a gift sure to please!
To all of the folks that purchased a jar or two of Tomato Pear Chutney this past weekend, thank you! You asked about ways to serve it and we did not find the serving suggestion cards until we started packing up. Here's a pic of the card you should have gotten Saturday. For those of you who did NOT buy a jar, it's not too late. We still have a few jars left if your taste buds are insisting you do the right thing!
It hasn't been a dull weekend since the weekend of September. 19th. On that weekend we were busy at Duncan Switch in downtown Duncanville. We had a lot of fun and saw many returning customers. Just about everyone had on a mask. The weekend of Sept. 26th, we were on a horse & cattle farm in Rockwall Tx. with the State Fair Social Distance event. Again we met new people through our products. The owners of the farm had an inspiring display of "Say Their Names", pictures of Black men, women and children killed because of the color of their skin. This weekend, Oct 3rd, we will be in Farmers Branch Tx at the Mary Immaculate Church Fall Festival. This will be our first time at this event. Over 50 vendors will be there. I will attempt to be more diligent about taking pics and posting them sooner rather than later.
Percentage of sales will benefit North Texas Food Bank
Give family or friends a treat they weren't expecting! Homemade southern style biscuits (you made) with some homemade jam. The only thing missing would be a hot cup of coffee tea or coco.
You can now find many of our products in the Cedar Hill Market in downtown Cedar Hill. Drop by the store at 208 Houston Street & say hello to Guy .
Providence Preserves is now available at the Cedar Hill Market in Cedar Hill TX at 208 Houston Street. They have a fantastic selection of gourmet foods and now Providence Preserves has joined the list! We are excited to have this opportunity!
A big THANK YOU to Guy & Richard, owners of the business.
Stay tuned. MORE INFO TO COME!
1. Berry-Peachy Jam
2. Bread & Butter Pickles
4. Cinnamon Cucumber Rings
5. Dilly Beans
6. HOT Chow-Chow
7. Jalapeno Mint Jelly
8. Peach Habanero Jam
9. Peach Jam
10. Pickled Okra
11. Squash Pickles
12. Strawberry Jam
13. Tomato Pear Chutney
14. Watermelon Rind Pickles
YOU CAN THANK ME LATER!
(yes I know the Tomato Pear Chutney is missing)
In 2017 Bonton Farm was our go-to-farm, well this year we started a partnership with We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College in Dallas. It, like Bonton, is in a food desert. This small private college in east Dallas turned their football field into a large organic garden. Squash, cucumbers, onion, okra, tomatoes and eggplants are all grown there among other veggies and young fruit trees. A hydroponic system is to be installed to make it even more exceptional. The pandemic has definitely put a damper on having students to assist with care of the farm. Almost all of the harvesting has fallen on the farm administrator, Kim, who does an amazing job cultivating and overseeing the farm. To date, Providence Preserves has made Squash Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles, Cinnamon Cucumber Pickles and Pickled Okra using the organic produce from We Over Me Farm.
The produce isn't always "grocery store pretty" but it is always delicious! Thanks Kim!
Ok, so I was about to make some Chow-Chow for family and friends and discovered I was completely out of pickling spice. I had everything else needed except this spice. It was too late to buy some so I did the next best thing - I made my own. I found a recipe online that listed everything my now empty pickling spice container listed; mustard seeds, allspice berries, corianda seeds, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, crumbled bay leaves, broken cinnamon sticks and whole cloves, If I say so myself, it looked and smelled just like the store brand, only better! Family & friends if you get a jar, let me know what you think.
I believe there is something very special about making