Monday, July 30, 2012

2012 Cherry Pit Spit

Cherry Pit Spit -----August 4th------10a.m. - 3p.m.

Celebrate Orchard Days this year with The Red Barn at the 6th Annual Cherry Pit Spit on Saturday, August 4th from 10-3 pm. The Red Barn donates 100% of the proceeds from this event and the profit from the day’s ice cream sales to a family in need each year. This year we are supporting the Dan Underwood family. He is currently being treated for colon cancer.

Qualifying rounds will be held that day from 10a.m.-1:50 pm with finals beginning at 2 pm. The Finals Round includes the top 10 spitters from men and women participants and the top five spitters from the youth divisions which include: 5 & under, 6-8 and 9-12.

Cost to spit is $1.00.

The top spitter this year will be awarded $200 cash and other great prizes. Runners up will be provided with great swag from our sponsors which include La Bodacious Boutique, Tucanos, Texas Roadhouse, Family Tree, Papa Johns, Payson Market, Smiths, Goldielocks Salon, Boudreaux's Bistro, Dairy Queen, Stringhams True Value, Payson’s Stadium Cinemas, Seagull Book, UCCU, Kars, Triple R Farms, Chisholm Dental and more!

There will also be a raffle basket full of awesome prizes from our sponsors. When you buy a $1 raffle ticket, you also get a free appetizer card from Texas Roadhouse (good for the first 60 people).

Help support a great cause and join us at the Red Barn on Aug. 6th for food, fun and prizes! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Easy as Pie

Our blackberry bush is producing so many berries this year. We can barely keep up with them...

My one year old helping himself to our berries, who taught that kid to open the fridge?!
Ok, so eating them hasn't been an issue, but picking them gets a little prickly! No berries in your backyard? No problem! We at The Red Barn have got you covered. 
The berries are so delicious this year that it almost pains me to do anything but eat them fresh, but who can resist a good summer fruit pie?
 Today I want to show you how insanely simple it is to make an amazing pie.
First step: Stop at The Red Barn and pick up a take and bake pie shell (they come two in a box) 
and berries of your choice.  

Because fruit is our main ingredient you will want about 4 cups of berries. Feel free to mix and match your berries. Then just add 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) and 1/4 cup flour. Toss gently so you don't mash the berries. This is all you need, but feel free to experiment with adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. to give your pie a special twist and unique flavor. 

Pour into the unbaked pie shell.
Use the second shell to make a top crust. Pinch to seal the edges and cut a few slits in the top and pop it in the oven. Bake until golden brown (about 45 minutes-1 hour if baking at 350 degrees). Because fruit pies often boil over, I highly recommend putting the pie tin on a cookie sheet to protect your oven from spillage.
Cool slightly before cutting. Then top with whipped cream or your favorite Red Barn ice cream.
Wasn't that easy?

And if that still seems like too much work for you, we have our take and bake pies that are fully prepared. Just buy and put in the oven, you don't even have to let it thaw. We use grandma's secret recipe, and I haven't met a pie that rivaled our flaky crust anywhere. Try one for yourself today and see what I mean! 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cherry Class Tomorrow

Canning with Cherries
Saturday, July 21st 10-11 am

If you love cherry jams and pies this is the class for you. 
USU extension specialist, Jana Darrington, will show you
how to preserve all of your tart cherries so that you can
enjoy them all year long!

Every participant will receive 10% off their cherries, and one lucky guest will win a cherry pitter to help them in their canning journey. See you there!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Facebook Fans

If you aren't already a fan on facebook, make sure to add us to your list of likes! We have something new coming to the cooler almost weekly, and it's the fastest, easiest way to keep in touch and be informed about all the great sales and produce we have coming in. We currently have cherries, berries, and a few early peaches. Come in to find out what else is in store!