I love a good farm stand. Most of the time farm stands are on the side of the road and have a handful of items — mostly fresh produce — to choose from. Sometimes there’s someone manning the stand and sometimes it’s a self-service stand. I’ve found that produce from these stands is usually the same price or cheaper than the grocery store, and it is always better. Then there’s Pearce’s. Pearce’s is much larger and way more involved than most farm stands, but that’s what makes it so great.
Pearce’s is on the corner of two county highways between Walworth, Williams Bay and Delavan. It’s a large building, but it only took me about 15 minutes to get in and out. It was mostly what I expected, except for one thing — there was an adorable older man singer old-school country music off to the side. It definitely made my time there way more memorable than it would have been without him. Hats off to whomever at Pearce’s thought of that!
Based on their Facebook page, I’ve learned that they sell a lot of homemade products and products they bring in, but they don’t open for the season until their own sweet corn is ready to be picked and sold.
What they sell (based on what I saw this weekend):
- Canned Goods
- Pie Filling
- Pickled products
- Baked Goods
- Maple Syrup
- Homemade beer cheese dip
- Cheese curds
- Tortilla chips
- Decorative gords
- Kettle Korn
- All. The. Produce.
I’m sure there’s more that I’m forgetting or that they’ll start selling as the season continues, but it’s got a lot of options. I went there expecting to buy some corn and tomatoes, and ended up buying so much that when they were packing up my stuff — they pulled out a box to start filling up. I definitely spent more than I was expecting but I got a lot of quality stuff. I wouldn’t say Pearce’s is expensive — I’d say bring extra money because you’ll end up wanting to buy more than what you expected!
Pearce’s isn’t exactly a secret, but it’s still worth checking out if you’re in the area.
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