Dried Bartlett Pears
The Bartlett Pear is aromatic, sweet and juicy. It is a unique Pear whose skin color lightens from green to yellow as it ripens. This classic variety is considered a household favorite, and is a great healthy snack. Bartlett Pears are fat, sodium and cholesterol free! These tasty fruits also contain an excellent source of vitamins B, C, fiber and potassium, and help reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
We have dried these delicious favorites in convenient, 6 oz. bags for a nutritious, on-the-go treat that will bring a new meaning to the term “pear-shaped”.
We do not currently have storage information available for our products. Generally, storing food in the refrigerator will extend shelf life versus keeping it in your pantry. Further, freezing items, such as our dried fruit, will extend that even further!
There is a fantastic website called, Still Tasty. This site provides food storage information sourced from various U.S. government agencies, such as the USDA, state government agencies, as well as food and beverage companies. They have compiled an extensive list of food and beverages where you can search up the best way to safely store your items.
We carefully wash, core and slice our fruit by hand, and simply lay them out on trays in a tray rack. The trays are then stacked in our drying room, which is essentially just a small greenhouse adjacent to the kitchen. We then let the California sun do it's work! Our dried fruit is then immediately freeze dried and stored from its fresh state. We do not add sulfur to our fruit drying processes. We are a small, family-run business and as such, our operation does not support an expensive drying system that uses sulfur dioxide, or other gases.
A majority of our business is currently conducted at Farmers Markets in the Southern California region, where nutrition labels are not required. We recognize and appreciate the need to provide nutritional information on our products. We are currently exploring new and exciting avenues for Ha's Apple Farm, including adding nutritional labels to our packaging, so stay tuned!