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What’s Up with Wawona, December 2023

Wawona Update

As we wrap up this year, and reflect on such an incredible year, celebrating our 60th anniversary with our employees, vendors, partners, customers, and friends – we have so much to be thankful for! We are pleased to end the year with a bountiful season of peaches, strawberries, blueberries and more! We have some exciting new innovative products that will be coming into fruition in the new year, and we cannot wait to share them with all of you! We want to say thank you for your continued support of our business, and we want to wish everyone a Christmas full of peace, love, and joy. Happy Holidays!

Industry Trends

Pears, known for their sweet and juicy flavor, take center stage this December in celebration of National Pear Month. This observance shines a spotlight on the versatile and delectable pear, encouraging consumers to explore the various pear varieties available. Whether enjoyed fresh, baked, or incorporated into salads and desserts, pears embody the essence of winter indulgence. Beyond the seasonal celebration, broader trends in the fruit industry include an increasing demand for exotic and unique fruit options, as consumers seek new flavors and experiences. Health and wellness continue to be pivotal factors, driving the popularity of nutritious fruits like berries, avocados, and citrus. 

Frozen Fruit 101

Frozen pears are a convenient and nutritious alternative that retains much of the fresh fruit’s essential qualities. The freezing process locks in the pear’s vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a year-round option for those looking to incorporate this fruit into their diet, especially when fresh pears may not be in season. These succulent fruits are an excellent source of dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness. Frozen pears offer a versatile ingredient for smoothies, desserts, and baked goods, providing a burst of natural sweetness without added sugars. 

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