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The Best Place to go for Pear Picking

Updated on October 21, 2011

Singo Pears or Korean Pears

Gigantic Singo pears - some weigh over a pound!
Gigantic Singo pears - some weigh over a pound! | Source

Pear Picking

Every October, our family would go apple picking in upstate NY. We've just added pear picking to our picking list. Recently, I discovered the best farm to pick Korean pears or known as Singo pears. Evergreen Farm is what this famous pear orchard is called (located in NJ). You can pick your own pears on Sundays at the orchards. One drawback is that they are closed on Saturdays. Anyway, if you don't get to pick your own fruits, their store is stocked with many pears (nicely and neatly boxed) for you to buy. In addition to pears, they have concord grapes, peaches, peppers, and corn for sale. However, nothing can replace the fun of picking your favorite pears right off the trees. As soon as I stepped into the orchards, I was amazed by the beauty of the pear trees. The arching pear trees were simply captivating! The gigantic pears, suspending from the branches, look so tempting! And YES, they are extremely juicy, sweet, and refreshing! What is the best part about picking your own fruit? I say it's that you get to taste the fruit before buying them.

There's a playground for children to enjoy themselves while you relax nearby.  If you go with seniors, that's a plus because they give them a free Korean BBQ chicken (cooked on site so you can watch the cooking process while waiting on line - WARNING: long, long, long line).  Also, there are plenty of picnic tables on the farm so you can bring your favorite food if you plan to have lunch there and stay a bit longer. 

Beautiful pear trees

captivating pear orchards!
captivating pear orchards! | Source
Singo Korean pear
Singo Korean pear | Source
There were so many pears!
There were so many pears! | Source

Some Facts About Korean Pears

Korean Pears or Singo-Bae are very crunchy, sweet, and juicy. Some of us might call they "Apple Pear." These pears are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Not only are they healthy and nutritious, they are used as meat tenderizers. Have you ever ordered BBQ ribs at Koearn restaurants? The secret ingredient to the sweetness and tenderness of the ribs is owed much to these Singo pears.

Singo pears are quite expensive. They cost about $2.50 per pound at the farm. Some of the pears even weigh over a pound - that how huge they can get. You might find a better deal at the Asian supermarkets. But again, nothing beats the freshness of the fruits as they're just picked right off the trees.


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      PAUL J. HINTERSTEINER 2 years ago


      I have sent you over 6 email and I have not heard from you on my request on one of your articles on fruit Please reply I want it finish my books.


      Dear Editor, Author, or persons authorized to give copyright permission.

I am writing to you to get the permission to use your articles in my book The Foodpedia Fresh Fruits and Vegetables books series and other books will follow, on the history of other items in the food world. That will help the people of the world to eat and stay Healthier. 
I care and I hope you care about passing on to the new generation to stay Healthier.

I am writing these books to “give back” my knowledge to the next generation of people, all over this world. I writing these books to educate the people about the advantages of eating “Fresh Fruits” and “Fresh Vegetables” and how they can help themselves to have a healthier body, and the foods that are not good for a healthy body.

      I got your name from the website. On the Fruit you wrote about. I have your name on the information that I used, so that you will get all the credit on it. I do not want the credit for your works.

      You’re the one that did all the research on the food items. I have to rely on you for all this knowledge and your researchers.
I praise you for this, that is why I want you to get all the credit you put in to these articles.
I have to rely on your help to teach and training our next generation to live healthier. Then living on all this junk food and all the chemical’s they put into the foods we eat today.
That is why we are the product of this generation of obesity etc. We have to help our new generation to eat and stay healthier so they can have a better life, then being sick and overweight all the time.
The world is changing and we have to change with it NOW for our kid’s sake.
This is the 21st Century NOW, and we have to do something about it NOW!

      I am on a quest (mission) of caring and share to help, not to make the same mistake this generation and our pass generations has made, to help them live healthier lives better then we did.
But I need your help to get this mission (movement) going. I need your permission to let this happen, to use your research in food, to train and educate the people of the world to eat healthier.
Remember the people will go to your website for more updates. Because you are always updating it, that I cannot do.
Can you please e-mail the permission letter to authorize me to use your articles in my books (The History of Fresh Fruits. { Foodpedia The History of Fresh Fruit }) I have about 166 chapters of some of the fresh fruit used around the world, with over 2,000 color pictures and about 5,000 pages),
10-12 volumes.

      Can you please email { } with your permission to use your articles so we can help the this and the next generation to live and be healthier.
Thank You Chef Paul J. Hintersteiner 
Enclosed is the website of the articles I need permission on


      I am on a quest to save the next generation from our generation with all the poison that was used and is still put into our food.

      I am asking you to join this quest to save this and the next generation, and to have a healthier life. Chef Paul


Hi This is the second time I am writing you to get permission to you your article(s) in my book The History of Fresh Fruit. From all over the world. Can you please send me the permission.

      Thank You Paul

      PS: the people of the world should know this, so they can live a better and Healthier life. I am on quest to help this and the next generation. I hope you will join me on the quest. Thank You Paul

      I love this saying ("The duty of a good Cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced."
Fernand Point, 1941)

      So I am not the only that believes in this Chef Paul

      This the six times I have tried to in touch with you and it address under deliverable, and no email address send to.

      I hope some one get this and pass it on to the right department . Thank You Chef Paul

      If you have any questions I will be glad to answer them Paul

      I only using 1 of your articles. My book will go world wide, and the people will go back to your website for more information.




      I do not give up

      Hi. How do I get the permission to use your articles, in my books, I do not use parts or brake down any parts of the articles. That would a dishonor to the author of the article the writer did all the research for it. I put the articles in that way the author wrote it. I am just presenting the facts as the author wanted it to be presented, also with the website and the writers name on it the same as in the articles.

      My books is very big it is an encyclopedia presenting all the information on alI the different fruits of the world for the next generation. On how to history, what it looks like, how to prepare it, eat it, and the vitamins and minerials it has to help to the body stay healthier. Also helping the in such as diseases as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, etc., and the dangerous effects it has on the body. don't you want to help.

      In the 1 articles I have from you, it gives a lot of the information to help this and our next generation to live healthier then we did. I do not have everything you have on this matter I am only using 1,000 % of all the great stuff you have. They will go to your website for more information so they can help themselves to stay healthy.

      (PS is is free advertising for your website)

      I can help you do what you are golds are, My books will go world wide, and the people will come back to your webpage for more info on fruits because you are always upgrading it which I can not do, I am only 72, the people will seek you out for more info, We are in the 21st century now and the thing are changing now.

      I am positive you will give me the permission that you care in helping our next generation. Thank you Chef Paul J. Hintersteiner

      PS: I do give up that easy on your GREAT info which is need to teach an help the people of the future, I want you to join me in this quest to help. ( REMEMBER SHARING IS CARING)


      I print it as a whole articles the only way it can be link is in the whole article that way the can go to your web site and get the other great articles you have.

      I do not waste a whole page on just links that in not logical.

      I do not change anything the same way you have it on the webpage is the is the same way I am not and Editor it is not my gold to change any thing, all the articles is in entirety with names webpage I have not made any changes to the articles it is the same way that you put on the webpage Paul

      PS. If I add some to it I put my initial on it. like add note: I change any thing in the method of a the recipe. To make it simple to read it and it is read bad. I rewrite it but stall keep the same way they wrote it. I had one recipe from another country. They just had to put correction it was readable. As a chef I could do this and I put my initial on to show I may the corrections. I have never change anybody's writings. I just put the information out for other people to learn from. So the people of the world get you great info. and learn from it.

      Thank You I hope answers you question?

      (the link to the article is in all of my articles for the readers to get more information about it ) and for the copyright and give the the writers credit for their hard work in putting it together. Thank you again Chef Paul)

      This books is an encyclopedia and the knowledge your is great and should be share with world to help to live healthier lives.

      I would love you to be

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      PAUL J. HINTERSTEINER 2 years ago

      I am request permission to use some of your articles in my book the history of food to help this and the next generation to live healthier lives.