The Season is Here!

by Stephanie, Graphic Designer – Brand Manager

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season over the past few weeks, you’d think we had disappeared. Not so! We’re alive and kickin’, and things over here are going swimmingly. Right now you can find our new Snowman Tower in a number of esteemed publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, and we were once again listed as one of the best gifting options for foodies in the top consumer reporting magazine.

One of the greatest things about this time of year is that our famous Webster Comice Pears are in season. When perfectly ripe (it will yield to gentle pressure around the stem) the flesh is the most buttery and rich pear you’ll ever have, and there is hardly any of the grittiness that you find with other varieties. Grandpa Roy Webster used to call them “the Cadillac of pears” and that statement rings true today. You should see the juicy mess the Comice make at our desks when any of us indulge in a midday treat.

Speaking of our Comice, over Thanksgiving I served an insanely simple fruit dip with slices of Comice, Starkrimson, and miniature Seckel pears, as well as Fuji, Granny Smith, and Honeycrisp apples. It was a huge hit both before dinner and the next morning with breakfast. Here’s the recipe that you can use for a quick treat when entertaining. Try it also with grapes, pineapple chunks, or even mixed with pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Stephanie’s Super Simple Fruit Dip

1 8oz. container of cream cheese
2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping
1/2 cup marshmallow cream
1/4 cup pineapple juice

Blend all the ingredients together (a hand mixer is great for tackling those cream cheese chunks), cover and chill for at least an hour before serving with fruit of your choice.

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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