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

Fruit-based Cocktails for the Holidays

There is something festive about a fruity cocktail during the holiday season and since pears and apples are fall fruits they lend themselves well to celebratory beverages. We have compiled a few of our favorite cocktails here to add a bit of specialness to your next gathering. Our SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider is the perfect warm and cozy treat for a cold winter’s day by the fire. The addition of [...]

Cooking with Pears

When we think of pears, we conjure up images of decadent pastries, pies and cakes. However, pears hold their own in many savory dishes as well, and fall is the perfect time to get into the kitchen and cook up some of these warm and toasty recipes featuring the versatile pear. Looking for something different on Taco Tuesday? Try our sweet and savory Pear Pomegranate Salsa with feta cheese. Serve [...]

Chelan Fresh Provides Portable Breakfast/Salad Bar Carts to Schools, Serving an Estimated 1.1 Million Meals

Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh Collaborate to Help Increase Student Access to Nutritious Food Choices in Schools Pasco, WA, October 1, 2019 – Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh are increasing student access to more nutritious food choices in schools. Chelan Fresh, one of Washington state's largest suppliers of apples and pears and the nation's largest provider of fresh cherries, will provide Fuel Up to [...]

Pacific Coast Kids in the Kitchen Event

How do you get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables?  You take one produce company who is passionate about produce and helping communities, you bring in boxes of produce from local farms, add five creative chefs from the region, throw in a group of 25 kids and then you begin to chop, cook and inspire your way to healthier kids. Pacific Coast Fruit Company recently put on [...]

Women in Agriculture – Rosa Rivera

Many of the Chelan Valley orchards 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 Rosa Rivera, who owns and operates a family orchard with her husband in the Chelan Valley. Rosa is a [...]

How to Add Fruit to Every Meal

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has declared September National Fruits and Veggies Month and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help them celebrate. Adding an additional serving of fruits and vegetables to every meal will up your nutrition for the day, and it’s easier than you think. Here are our suggestions on how to participate in the September “eat more fruits and veggies” #HaveAPlantPledge with some delicious ideas for every [...]

Pear Harvest Update

The Northwest Pear harvest is in full swing with an expected crop that will be slightly smaller than last season. Growing conditions in the NW have been ideal through the summer so in spite of the smaller numbers, the crop is expected to be very high quality this season. Bartlett pears with their beautiful yellow skin and sweet, juicy flavor are available now. The Bartlett pear is iconic as a [...]

How to Ripen Pears – Kitchen Hack

Most store-bought pears will be firm and often need to be ripened a little before eating. But what is the best way to ripen pears at home? For starters, make sure to select firm, unblemished pears with zero bruises or torn skin for best results. Also, avoid refrigerating unripe pears as it can stunt their ability to ripen. Here are our three principle methods for ripening pears: The slow method: [...]

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!