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These pears date back to the 15th century when they were bred by a group of monks.  Italy’s favorite pear, Abate Fetels are known for their rich, sweet, fruity flavor and aromatic white flesh.  An excellent source of fiber, mineral salts, and antioxidants.  Snack on these beauties when just barely soft, enjoy in a salad, or bake into a delicious dessert.

 Produce List for the week of March, 19-23 2012:

* Lettuce Green Leaf (Fl)
* Cucumber English
* Onions Yellow
* Potato Sweet
* Zucchini Squash (Fl)
* Arugula Baby
Bok Choy Baby (Fl)
* Mushrooms Cremini
* Red Kale (Fl)
* Carrots
* Cauliflower (Fl)
* Orange Valencia (Fl)
* Kumquats
* Lemon
* Pear Abate Petel

                “We’re In Full Season Right Now”

Pear, Arugula, and Endive Salad

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup canola oil
4 cups arugula, torn into pieces
2 heads Belgian endive, cut in half and sliced into 1/4 inch strips
1 pear, halved and sliced
1/2 cup candied walnuts
salt and white pepper to taste

Whisk oil into first four ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill. (Let stand at room temperature 1 hour and re-whisk before continuing.) Mix arugula and endive in large bowl and toss with enough dressing to coat. Divide salad on plates and arrange pear slices atop and drizzle with more dressing. Sprinkle with candied walnuts and serve.

Organic Produce Buying Club Weekly Food Share