Northwest Fresh Pear Industry Announces 2023 Crop Estimate and Promotions

September 8, 2023 Pear Bureau Northwest

With harvest underway throughout the four growing regions, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) announces the first estimate of the 2023-24 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. The industry’s fresh pear estimate is 15.2 million standard box equivalents, which is on par with the four-year average.


Fresh Pear Continuation Referendum Passes With 99% Approval

August 16, 2023 Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear producers in Washington and Oregon have voted to continue their federal marketing order this year, with the largest margin in the order’s history. Pear growers have the opportunity to vote every six years on whether or not to continue the marketing order. For the marketing order to continue, two-thirds or more of producers voting, or producers representing two-thirds or more of the volume voted needed to vote in favor of continuance. 

USA Pears Recognized In Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Best Snack Awards

July 21, 2023 Pear Bureau Northwest

USA Pears announced that its 10 pear varieties were recognized in Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Best Snack Awards.

Pear Bureau Northwest and Tajin Seasonings Partner on a Fun New Cocktail for National Cocktail Day, March 24th

March 20, 2023 Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) and Tajin®️ seasonings have partnered to create a fun new beverage recipe featuring fresh pears and ginger muddled together, with lime, vodka (suggested: habanero or chili infused vodka for an extra kick), honey syrup and Tajin’s liquid salsas. It’s recommended to rim the glass with your favorite Tajin dry seasoning. You can create a non-alcohol version of this cocktail by simply not including vodka. 

Delicious USA Pears in Season Now

November 1, 2022 Pear Bureau Northwest

Fall is in full swing, and fresh Pacific Northwest–grown USA Pears are available now in produce sections from coast to coast. As the leaves change colors, Oregon and Washington growers are harvesting an estimated 16 million standard box equivalents of fresh, USA-grown pears.