On the Road for Turkey, Pies, Burgers, Jams and Bail Bonds

This weekend we loaded up the wagon for a trip to Rhineland Farm, just a few miles south of Glen Rose, to pick up a heritage turkey for Thanksgiving. The Rebstocks raise chickens, quail, goats, sheep and guinea fowl; there's also a hen raising a duckling (their granddaughter found a duck egg and the hen gladly helped out). When the weather agrees, they have a blackberry patch and lavender field. Check their Facebook page for updates and occasional events.

The Rebstocks still have turkeys left for this year, and will be at Eden's Organic Farm next weekend, but call Rhineland Farm ahead of time to reserve a bird. Read on for more photos from the adventure.

For lunch we stopped in town at the Green Pickle, which is just off the Glen Rose town square. Yes, that burger tastes as good as it looks, as did the fried jalapeños (bottle caps). The menu is mostly burgers but they have daily specials like chili.

After lunch we walked to Pie Peddlers. Jean Ford and Rhonda Cagle started making pies from scratch for church and school functions years ago and saved their money from the sales to open this shop at 102 Walnut Street east of the square. Pie Peddlers is open Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. for whole pies or by the slice. They offer lots of flavors, including lemon, chocolate, buttermilk, pumpkin and pecan, and they load up the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.

There were a few vendors set up around the square on Saturday. One farmer was selling pecans out of the back of his truck for $9 a pound (versus $14 around Dallas). There was also an elder couple selling homemade jams, jellies, including cinnamon pear butter and blueberry jam.

Never before has one-stop-shopping included gas, bail bonds and a from-scratch bakery. According to their Facebook page, Tiger Corner in Glen Rose also dabbles in wedding planning. The lady who runs the bakery is extremely nice has lots of indulgent options; I can personally attest to the iced pumpkin bread.

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