Pears

California pear meetings focus on current research

Agendas have been released for two upcoming meetings sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension, California Pear Advisory Board (CPAB), and Pear Pest Management Research Fund (PPMRF): 2020 SACRAMENTO RIVER DISTRICT PEAR RESEARCH MEETING Tuesday, February 4, 2020... more »

$32M WSU tree fruit research endowment fully funded

Crop assessments stopped Jan. 21 for growers who have paid millions of dollars into a Washington State University Tree Fruit Endowment. The $32 million endowment is now fully funded, according to a press release from... more »

Extreme snacking video links Pear Bureau Northwest with consumers

With the fourth annual ongoing efforts to present pears in new and exciting ways and reach new audiences, Pear Bureau Northwest has embraced the current popularity of hot and spicy snack foods by creating a short,... more »

Blueberries, pears among Amazon’s best-selling delivered groceries

Online sales giant Amazon recently released U.S.-only seasonal and year-end highlights of data from its shoppers in what it said was a record-breaking year and holiday season. Blueberries were among the best-selling items for grocery... more »

Stemilt, Hansen Fruit play Santa for foster kids

For the seventh-straight year, Stemilt, Hansen Fruit and their employees dressed up as the man in the red coat and granted holiday wishes to 170 children in foster care and low-income households in the Wenatchee... more »

Stemilt awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor

Wenatchee, Washington-based Stemilt Growers was awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor for its ready-to-eat ripened pear program, RipeRite, and Operation Flavor initiative. Progressive Grocer’s category awards are presented to shopper-centric companies who utilize data analysis... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest amplifies World Pear Day with new media content

With the fourth annual World Pear Day taking place across the globe on December 8th, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has developed a handful of new assets to amplify the event across the digital landscape with consumers.... more »

World Pear Day scheduled for Dec. 8

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will once again celebrate World Pear Day for the fourth year in a row. The event marks the start of National Pear Month, proclaimed as December each year by U.S. Department of... more »

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FGN February 2021

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