Sorry, 2016’s crop of peas will not be available for picking this year.
We grow both regular shelling peas (also called green peas, english peas or garden peas) and sugar snap peas. Shelling peas have pods that are inedible, so they must be shelled before eating. Sugar snap peas have a thicker, edible shell. Sugar snap peas can be eaten both raw and cooked. Peas are usually available in strawberry season.
Picking and Storing Tips:
- -Use two hands to pick shelling peas, so that you won’t damage the brittle vines or uproot the plants. Hold onto the pea vine with one hand, and pick off the pods with the other.
-Snap peas, should fill out completely, so they’re nice and plump. Remove their strings and blossom ends before eating.
– Avoid placing the picked peas in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. Peas may be kept fresh in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 3 or 4 days
-To freeze peas, wash, de-string the snap peas or shell accordingly and blanch the peas (or snap pods) in boiling water for approximately 10 seconds. Immediately place the peas in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Dry the beans completely before placing in a freezer bag for storage.