The last of the 2009–10 pear crop is on grocery shelves, but at Pear Bureau Northwest, we’re already gearing up for a new season of fresh USA Pears! Our four growing regions are eagerly anticipating the fresh pears they’ll be harvesting in just a few weeks.
In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to the rich, fertile growing regions that produce USA Pears.
First up: Wenatchee, Washington. The Wenatchee Valley is nestled in the heart of Washington state, with Seattle a few hours to the west and Spokane a few hours east. The valley is known for its abundance of tree fruit orchards (pears, apples, and cherries) and local wineries. The Columbia River flows nearby, providing ample opportunities to fish, raft, and hike along its banks. Wenatchee is a great place to get away for a weekend—you’ll find everything from antique stores to local art galleries!
Visit the Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau website to learn more about the Wenatchee Valley, including how many days of sunshine you can expect in the area (you’d be surprised).
Check out the videos below to meet some of our growers from the Wenatchee area!