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Pick a ripe pear

PCC Taste | November 2013

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Pears might bear a surface resemblance to apples, but in texture and juiciness, it’s more accurate to think of them as winter’s peaches. The ideal pear is lush, fragrant and absolutely dripping with sweet juice. They’re also a good source of potassium and vitamins C and K.

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River Valley Organics

George and Apple Otte purchased their Okanogan Valley farm in 1997 and began the transition to organic growing methods the following year; PCC starting buying their fruit in 2000. Their relatively small orchard of just 18 acres produces absolutely luscious Bosc and Seckel pears. “It’s sort of a two-way thing,” says Apple. “We take care of the trees and they take care of us.”

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