A member of the rose family, pears are related to apples and fall into two main categories: European and Asian
How to Select
Look for firm, fragrant, unblemished pears. Select ripe fruit if you will be using them within a couple of days. Select firmer, slightly underripe pears if you plan to use them later in the week.
How to Store
Store unripe pears at room temperature until ripe (for up to a week). Store ripe pears in the coldest part of the refrigerator away from aromatic foods like onions for 3-5 days.
Fat free; cholesterol free; sodium free; packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
In season from 8/1-9/5
Available near you at...
- Abma's Farm
- Haddon Heights Farmers Market
- Weaver Farms
- Gene's Farm and Garden Center
- Holland Township Farmers' Market
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