Portland, Ore. – October 26, 2015 – Pear Bureau Northwest, the non-profit marketing organization that represents the 1,600 pear growers of Oregon and Washington (home to 84% of the U.S. fresh pear crop), is pleased to announce that Lynsey Kennedy, the organization’s international marketing manager, is being recognized as one of the produce industry’s top young leaders.
Portland, Ore. (October 24, 2015) – On behalf of the 1,600 fresh pear growers of Washington and Oregon, Pear Bureau Northwest names Wegmans Food Markets the 2015 Pear Retailer of the Year for their merchandising performance and sales increase in the pear category.
PORTLAND, Ore. – October 6 2015 – Harvest is nearing completion for the Northwest pear growers of Washington and Oregon. Over the next months, ten pear varieties will be at their peak, putting a fresh crop of Northwest-grown pears within easy reach now through next spring.
Portland, Ore. (August 20, 2015) – Pear Bureau Northwest has launched a bright, bold new look at www.usapears.org to optimize the website for use while in the kitchen or on-the-go.
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 30, 2015) – A new recipe video series from Pear Bureau Northwest highlights the versatility and flavor of USA Pears. Inviting and simple, these videos demonstrate how to blend fresh pears into appetizing smoothies, poach them to show off their shape and texture, and puree them into velvety soups for a hint of natural sweetness.
Portland, Ore. (December 3, 2014) – Pear Bureau Northwest was awarded $40,000 from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and $20,000 from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) through the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant.