Growing up in Alameda, I went to school for many years with Dan Avakian. Dan started working at the local open-air produce market as a teenager in 1976 and eventually bought it from the owner. Dan is sharing some tips Here on how to pick out fresh pears. Wow, so many different varieties to choose from! I'm heading to Alameda on Thursday and will have to stop by before my dental appointment to pick up a few pears and will remember to 'check the neck.'
To read Dan's story, click Here and to see more here.
If you'd like to visit Dan's Fresh Produce: 2300 Central Ave at the corner of Oak St
(between Oak St & Park St)