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Join us as we get To the Core of all things apple, pear and cherry.

Our best recipes for baking with cherries

Cherries are a classic baking fruit, and for good reason. They’re versatile and compatible with so many different flavors. Try different varieties of cherry and see which ones you prefer baking with! Tips for baking with cherries: Learn how to pit cherries, it’s a useful skill that will come in very handy Cherries are seasonal; buy them when they’re plentiful and freeze them for use the rest of the [...]

Savory pear recipes

Although pears are sweet, they are wonderful in savory dishes. In fact, it’s because they’re sweet that they work so well. Pears are versatile and can be used in many different ways. And thanks to the different pear varieties on offer, you’ll never run out of new and delicious combinations. Pears add flavor, interest, and a touch of sweetness to soups. They steal the show in a refreshing pear cucumber gazpacho (pictured above) and deliver [...]

Light pear recipes for spring

Spring is here and not a minute too soon! Pears are a wonderful ingredient in springtime recipes. They’re crisp, juicy and full of healthy nutrition. What’s not to love? To kick off the season and welcome the warmer days we’ve rounded up our best light and refreshing pear recipes. Spring Asian-inspired pear salad Our fun spiralized spring salad features Anjou pears and Asian flavors. Recipe makes enough for 4 sides or 2 [...]

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we checked in with Yesenia Cervantes at Borton Fruit in Yakima Washington. CF: Hi Yesenia, thank you for speaking with us today. YC: [...]

Meet the SugarBee® Grower Tour

On a cold wintry morning in December, a group of Chelan Fresh staff, Growers and a mascot set out on the inaugural “Meet the SugarBee® Grower” tour of the 2018 season. The idea was not only to promote SugarBee® apples but invite consumers to connect with Growers and learn what it takes to produce this special variety. We knew our Chelan Fresh staff could chat with anyone about apples, but [...]

Our best brunch recipes with apples, pears and cherries

Brunch is one of our favorite meals! It’s one of the only times you can easily mix savory and sweet, and there are no strict rules about what is an isn’t appropriate for eat. Brunch is also the opportunity to get friends and family around a table to eat and enjoy each other’s company without the pressure of hosting a sit-down dinner. Fruits like apples, pears and cherries can take [...]

Cheese and wine pairings for KORU®, Rockit® and SugarBee® apples

When it comes to apples, cheese and wine, three is not a crowd! This playful trio offers a world of possibility and can be the star of your next get together.  All the varieties of apple, types of cheese, and choices of wine can make your head spin, so we’ve created a guide to help you pair cheese and wine with three of our favorite and most original apples: KORU®, SugarBee® and [...]

How to make perfect apple pie, every time.

Apple pie has become a powerful symbol of Americanness that resonates within the hearts of millions. “American as apple pie” is actually quite fitting since, like the United States itself, the humble apple pie evolved from various immigrant roots and traditions. If you happen to be in Washington apple country in July, don’t miss the annual Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros, Washington where you will be able to taste generations of apple pie traditions by [...]

How to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

Cooking a meal for your significant other is a wonderful way to say “I love you”. If you want to make a splash, planning is going to be your best friend. Taking the time to think through your menu and organize yourself will ensure a smooth meal come go-time. How to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner is simple thanks to our tips and recipe suggestions below. Decoration: set the mood  [...]

Sign up for your Healthy You Guide Book

Discover the joys of fresh fruit! Our Healthy You Guide Book is filled with valuable nutritional data, a diverse array of recipes, hands-on projects for kids, and much more. Please enjoy this complimentary gift from Chelan Fresh!