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Posted - 24 Aug 2011
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Summer Bartlett Pears


    The Bartlett is the most popular pear in the U.S. for good reason.  It is an excellent cooking pear, it’s great for canning, and it adds a sweetness to salads.  Or just pick it up and eat it (wash it first).

    Try baby spinach or arugula with sliced Bartlett pear, walnut or pecan halves and crumbled Roquefort, bleu or gorgonzola cheese, topped with a vinaigrette of your choosing.

    It’s easy to tell when a Bartlett is ripe.  It turns from green to yellow, and yields to gentle thumb pressure near the stem.

    Trivia: Outside the United States and Canada, the Bartlett is known as the Williams pear.

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You may have seen our produce truck – if you're out early in the morning.  Dave is our produce buyer and department supervisor for both stores.

Dave is one of our original employees-one of our first hires at our inception in 1985! 

He buys direct from the San Francisco produce market and from local growers when in season, including organic farmers.

You can be assured, if the produce isn't the best, Dave won't bring it "home" to Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market!