To The Core

What's at the market? Bartlett pears!

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Sep 19, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Look for Bartlett pears in stores near you! Not only will they taste delicious, but they will offer peak nutritional value. Bartletts are hitting fruit stands and retail grocery stores right now, making it the perfect time to get better acquainted with this versatile and delicious pear variety.

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Topics: pears

Pears for breakfast: 16 recipes to jump-start your day

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Sep 13, 2017 11:06:40 AM

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Pears pack a nutritional punch and will help you start off on the right foot.

We’ve rounded up recipes that showcase the versatility of pears and will have your family clamoring for more fruit at breakfast time.

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Topics: pears

Meet the Grower: Allen Godwin

Posted by Meg Raines on Sep 6, 2017 7:49:18 AM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Each month we will introduce them to you in our “Meet the Grower” series. Check in regularly with our blog - To the Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

This month we are talking with Allen Godwin of Godwin Organic Orchards in Tonasket, Washington.

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Topics: cherries, apples, pears, Meet the Grower, sugarbee

Back-to-school: 10 lunch box-friendly recipes with pears

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Aug 14, 2017 12:54:10 PM

Hard to believe that the new school year is just around the bend. While we’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer it’s time to get the kids ready and start planning lunch box menus. 

Pears make a wonderful addition to school lunches. They’re beloved by kids and pack a nutritional punch! They’re high in fiber and a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

There are endless ways to add pears to your kids’ lunches. The simplest is to just include a whole and carefully washed pear. Try different pear varieties  to discover which ones your children prefer. Another way pears can make their way into the lunch room is sliced and paired with a nut butter for dipping (peanut and almond butters are our favorites!). Make sure to use our kitchen hack  to keep the pear slices from browning.

We’ve also scoured the web for 10 lunch box-friendly pear recipes that will rock your kids’ taste buds as they head back into the classroom: 

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Topics: pears

Meet the Grower: Herald Peebles

Posted by Meg Raines on Aug 3, 2017 6:44:26 AM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Each month we will introduce them to you in our “Meet the Grower” series. Check in regularly with our blog - To the Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

This month we are talking with Herald Peebles of Chelan, Washington. 

Herald Peebles sharing cherry harvest with Annessa Chumbley RD.
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Topics: cherries, Meet the Grower

No Bad Days with CheffyK & CA

Posted by Lorinda Oscarson on Jul 11, 2017 9:07:49 AM

When you live in the heart of cherry country you sometimes forget to enjoy the bountiful harvest nature has to offer. But this week Chelan Fresh had the opportunity to pair our world famous Chelan Fresh cherries with the culinary creativity of CheffyK & CA. Their recipes inspire you to step back in the kitchen and do some quick, dicing, chopping and mixing to create amazing appetizers, entrees and desserts from scratch.

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Topics: cherries

Frozen cherry treats: 9 refreshing recipes to cool off this summer

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Jul 6, 2017 1:04:27 PM

Beat the heat with some cherry-spiked recipes to cool off when sun is high. We’ve rounded up recipes to help you use up those summer cherries while lowering the temperature a few degrees.

Popsicles, ice creams, frozen yogurt… all the classics are there, as well as some more original treats. There’s a little something for everyone!

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Topics: cherries

Cherries: Freeze and Store

Posted by Meg Raines on Jul 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

People forget that you can freeze and store cherries simply and easily!

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Topics: cherries

Meet the Grower: David Taber Jr.

Posted by Meg Raines on Jul 3, 2017 9:48:04 AM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Each month we will introduce them to you in our “Meet the Grower” series. Check in regularly with our blog - To the Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

This month we are talking with David Taber, Jr. from Oroville, Washington. 

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Topics: cherries, Meet the Grower

Dad loves cherries: delicious ideas for a Father's Day treat

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Jun 15, 2017 12:04:28 PM

Lucky for dads around the country, Father’s Day falls right during cherry season!

This Sunday, treat your pops to a special cherry-filled treat. Not only is this highly seasonal fruit bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, it’s also wonderfully flavorful and versatile.

We’ve rounded up some of our best recipes to help you say  “I love you dad” in the tastiest possible way.

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Topics: cherries, holiday