The Pear Bureau Northwest was established in 1931 as the non-profit marketing organization to promote, advertise and develop markets for the fresh pears grown in Washington and Oregon. Pears from these two Pacific Northwest states are distributed under the USA Pears brand.
The United States is the third largest pear producing country in the world, and 87% of the fresh pears grown in the U.S. come from Oregon and Washington – where moisture from meandering rivers and glacial snowmelt feeds the region’s nutrient-rich volcanic soil to make the perfect foundation for pear tree nourishment.
The 900 pear growerfamilies and 50 packers and shippers represented by the Northwest pear industry take pride in their ability to produce top-quality fresh USA Pears for the world market. For more information, visit www.usapears.org!