Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Foodie Penpals

This is not actually my FPP reveal post. Due to the sickness of a family member, I've been really busy and out of the normal routine. However, I hope to get the reveal post published in a couple days, though without pictures (for the time being).  I do want to thank my great Penpal, Ilona, from for the awesome package and I will give the contents their fifteen minutes of fame!
That's all for now.
Happy (almost) November 1!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

I was very excited to get to participate in Foodie Penpals again, since it's been a while.
This month, to celebrate two years of Foodie Penpals, Lindsay (of decided to do direct matching. This meant that the person I sent a box to was the same person that sent a box to me.

I got my box from Geneva in California, who happens to live near where I was born. Since I've done this FPP program, I've seen what a small world it is. :P

I told Geneva that I try not to eat gluten, and boy, did she deliver!

Here is the box as deconstructed by me.

  •  XO Baking Co Gluten-free banana bread
  • Danielle Market Crunchy pumpkin chips - I've had my eyes on these for a while so it was nice to actually get to try them. They are delicious, though not what I'd expected them to taste like.

  • Marin Food Specialties Gluten-free wildberry bars - these are great; kinda like fig newtons
  • Mama Mellace's Cinnamon roasted mixed nuts - I've been rationing these out because candied nuts are my FAVORITE!

  • Mary's Gone Crackers Gluten-free super seed crackers - delicious!
  • Cooksimple Punjabi curry with coconut and brown rice - This was delicious and smelled so good when it was cooking. Plus, it got me through several meals!

The contents of a pretty little bag: 
  • Three Go Raw Live flax bars
  •  Stretch Island Fruit Co. fruit leathers in: Abundant Apricot, Orchard Cherry, Autumn Apple, and  Ripened Raspberry
  • Panda soft licorice
  • Good Earth Tea bags - 3 Sweetly Twisted Black and Herbal, and 3 Cocoa Tango Black

This box was so wonderful and exciting! Thanks, Geneva, for doing such a wonderful job!

Interested in participating in Foodie Penpals? You must sign up by the 4th of each month by filling out the form on, and you can find the rules there as well.

Happy eating! It will be for me, at least. Ha ha ha

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

For the Love of Fall

If you couldn't tell by the name of our farm, we love Fall. It is our favorite time of year.

If every season could be Fall (Autumn, to some people), I would be happy. It doesn't seem to last long enough! I'm thankful that God has provided such a display of colors as we see this time of year. 

This is the season that inspires me to bake. This year I, Courtney, the Vice President of Pumpkin Rose Farm, have learned that I'm quite sensitive to wheat, so this baking season will be partly an adventure in baking gluten-free foods.

This season is also my ideal time for hiking and horseback riding. I wish I could spend every crisp Fall day enjoying nature and the colors that the leaves are painted this time of year.

Sweaters! It's time for sweaters and scarves and hats and hot drinks. Aaaannndd....all things pumpkin!
Happy (almost) Fall, y'all!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Taking a Break

Pumpkin Rose Farm is taking a break from the market, but we hope to return in several weeks, and with several new flavors of jam!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Customer Appreciation Day

Customer Appreciation Day is this Saturday, August 10, at the Conway, AR farmer's market.
We'd love to see a large crowd, especially at the Pumpkin Rose Farm stand :P.
We are adding a few more flavors to our in inventory in preparation for Saturday, so bring your friends and family and stop by for free samples (as well as live music and balloons for the kids).
See you there!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Flavors Galore

Summer is in full swing and so the jam and jelly flavor options are numerous! Our latest creations are blackberry vanilla mint jam (our own recipe), elderberry jelly, and peach citrus jam. There have also been a few requests for plain blackberry jam, which will now make a regular appearance in our jam display. Once Pumpkin Rose Farm has ripe melons, we hope to have jams made from those.  There's nothing like having the flavors of the season in a jar, especially when that season is long gone! 
Stay cool!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summertime and the Livin' is...Hot!

We have been very busy with tending to gardens. Honeysuckle jelly was the most recent jelly creation and it was very popular at the market. I now know that next year I will have to pick all the honeysuckle flowers that I can get my hands on!
This week I'm going to try a blackberry vanilla jam.
Leave a comment if you have any flavor suggestions!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

We Be Jammin'

Hello! Today is Farmer's Market Day! We set up at the market in Conway, Arkansas. We attend as many Saturdays as we can and right now we are featuring Strawberry Lavender Jam. We offer free samples and every person who tries it tells us that it is delicious (we have to agree). We hope to have more jams/jellies as other fruits come in season, such as elder berry jelly and syrup. Come and visit!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FPP Reveal Day

Welcome to the new blog!

This month I received a box from Jenn at She did such a wonderful job picking things out that fit my "no gluten and no soy" request!

In my box were the following items:
  • Trader Joe's Ginger Pear White Tea ..... Trader Joe's is one of my favorite stores, but I don't have one nearby, so I was completely thrilled to see the Trader Joe's items. This tea is delicous!
  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk ..... I use this when I make smoothies!
  • Trader Joe's Gluten Free Brownie Baking Mix ..... I haven't been able to make myself use this treasure yet..
  • Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter ..... I love the Justin's Nut Butters and this is another treasure that I haven't been able to make myself consume yet..soon, though...
  • Larabars! I love Larabars! There was Peanut Butter Cookie and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. These are two that I hadn't tried yet, but I did try the Peanut Butter Cookie and it seriously tasted like a peanut butter cookie!
She also sent a pack of real casino playing cards. I started using those right away. :)
Thanks, Jenn! I loved the box!

Want to try Foodie Penpals? Go to and follow the instructions under the Foodie Penpals tab. You have to sign up by the 4th of each month in order to participate in that month's box. The spending limit is only $15, and you receive all kinds of wonderful things from all over the country!