Once you have tasted a Hood River pear that was properly ripened, you know there is no comparison. A really good pear is sensuous and strongly perfumed.
Hood River fruit is grown in the rich volcanic soil at the base of Mt. Hood and watered by glaciers. The warm summer days and crisp falls nights create a growing environment that produces a pear that is unparalleled in taste.
Several Fruit Loop farms specialize in shipping fresh-picked cherries, apples, pears, and other specialty gourmet food products throughout the United States. A large selection of artisan foods, preserves, jams, wines, chestnuts, lavender, and alpaca products are available online.