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Picking the Sweetest Pears

Picking the Sweetest Pears

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Articles, Fresh Fruit, Orchards | 0 comments

Brothers Harry and David studied agriculture at Cornell University. They believed that the European Comice pear that thrived in France would also do well here in Southern Oregon, and they were right. The fruit that grew was so exceptionally sweet and juicy, they knew they had something special. They gave these new Harry & David pears a name that...

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The Best Ice Cream in the World

The Best Ice Cream in the World

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Articles, Chocolate, Desserts | 0 comments

Summer is here, making it the perfect time for an ice cream gift delivery. Hailed by Time magazine as creating “the best ice cream in the world,” McConnell’s® Fine Ice Creams has been family-owned since 1949. Creating artisanal ice cream from scratch in small batches, McConnell’s uses a hybrid French pot method that gives each pint an...

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A Story Rooted in Exceptional Pears

A Story Rooted in Exceptional Pears

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Articles, Fresh Fruit, Orchards | 0 comments

In 1934, Harry traveled to New York City and transformed the pear orchards he and his brother David owned into a successful business. He brought enough boxes of enormous and deliciously ripe Royal Riviera® Pears with him from Southern Oregon to fill his hotel room at the Waldorf. Reaching out to a select list of top executives, Harry sent complimentary...

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