This Week's Featured Product is Pears

Pear season usually runs from late July to December, with some varieties continuing through February. A relative of the apple and quince, pears are sweet and juicy, range in texture from crunchy to soft, and are great in salads, desserts, or eaten raw. Bosc pears are best eaten crunchy, whereas D'Anjou and Williams pears are best eaten soft. Russeting, or brown spots, is a common and benign feature of many pears. To ripen a pear faster, place it in a paper bag or next to a banana.

You can purchase pears from Alhambra Valley Pears & Beef or another of the local farmers selling pears.

Once you get your purchases home, check out our delicious recipes using pears.

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