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Pears Galore

posted Sep 17, 2015, 9:59 AM by Scott Kilpatrick   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 11:44 AM by Community Services ]
By Mike Lockwood, Harvest VISTA

On the weekend of September 12, I went down to Yakima to help glean pears with Northwest Harvest in Yakima.  On the first day, we managed to fill 6 out of 14 totes of pears in one sitting.  The rest were filled up the next day when I had to attend a glean back in the Moses Lake area.  

It got me thinking about what you can do with pears.  Well, if you have some vanilla bean extract, apple juice (or another kind of juice), and poach it, you can actually create a healthful dessert.  You can find the recipe here on this link: https://oldorchard.com/resources/recipes/entry/2787/Vanilla-Poached-Pears-in-Apple-Juice

For more information on the health benefits of pears, check out this link: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=28#howtouse