Winter 2022
Attention non-commercial
foodservice operators!

It’s time to start thinking about YOUR entry for the 2023 CAN DO Challenge. What are your customer favorites that feature U.S. grown canned Bartlett pears? Send us your winning smoothie, baked good, breakfast special, entrée, snack, salad, or dessert – all recipe categories are welcome.

Find Contest Details and Last Year’s Winners Here
December is Pear Month
It’s Time to Celebrate U.S. Grown Canned Bartlett Pears

Pacific Northwest Canned Pears are grown by American farmers in Oregon and Washington and packed by local canneries. These U.S. grown Bartlett pears are versatile and ready to use in recipes or enjoyed straight from the can. Peeled, cut, then poached in juice or sweetened syrup, nothing else is added to the pears. Check the label for “Product of the USA” to be sure you’re getting the safest, highest quality product.
Tips & Tricks

We’ve put the answers to many of your questions about Pacific Northwest Canned Pears in one place, our new Tips & Tricks sheet. Download or order your copy for weights and yields, using the juice, flavor hacks, and more.

Meet Our Growers

Learn about the heritage, growing practices, challenges, and opportunities from four of our Bartlett pear growers in Washington and Oregon. Each story is unique and provides a look their family legacies.
Spicy Roasted Pears on Pizza = Delish!

Roasting canned pears caramelizes the fruit’s natural sugars and adds a flavor pop to this Spicy BBQ Pizza with Roasted Pears. Spicy Roasted Pears also pair well with other savory flavors for meals, snacks, and as a side.
Our Sustainability Story

Did you know that every Bartlett pear tree produces large and small fruit? The large pears are sold fresh while smaller pears head to nearby canneries to be ripened, then cored, peeled, and poached right in the BPA-free cans. Nothing is added except the poaching liquid—pear juice or a lightly sweetened syrup. This is the same time-honored canning process used by past generations of home canners to preserve the fruits of summer throughout the year.