The family farms involved in Direct Organics Plus are some of the original organic farmers of the Similkameen Valley. As strong champions of growing without pesticides, the efforts of these farmers helped develop organic agriculture across the valley. Direct Organics Plus is a packing house and distribution centre for organic growers in Cawston BC. Structured as a co-operative, Direct Organics Plus helps small scale organic farmers in the Okanagan pack and market their crops, an essential service in this hard-working agricultural community.
Red Bartletts add a beautiful contrast of flavour and color in fruit baskets and bowls. </br> </br> Red Bartlett and other red summer pears like the Red Gold Pear, Red Silk Pear, and the Rosi Red are similar in shape and texture to Yellow Bartletts. Offering differing floral aromas and a supple sweetness, Summer Reds add a beautiful contrast of flavor and color in fruit baskets and bowls.
Flemish Beauty is roundish, with thick clear yellow skin speckled with red when ripe. The creamy-coloured flesh becomes meltingly tender when ripe. </br></br>Pears offer a good source of vitamin C, folate and dietary fibre. One medium-sized pear has less than 100 calories. Most of the vitamin C and fibre content is in the skin of the fruit, so pears should be eaten unpeeled. Providing some potassium and iron, pears contain pectin, a soluble fiber that helps control cholesterol levels.