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Asian Pears: Where to Get Them

September 02, 1998

*Boyer Ranch. From Temecula, Riverside County. Transitional to organic. At Cunningham Organic Farm stand, Temecula Farmers' Market (6th and Front streets), Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

*Briar Patch. From Kingsburg, Fresno County. At Santa Monica Farmers' Market (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Alhambra (100 S. Monterey St. at Main Street), Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Torrance (Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.), Tuesday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Carlton's Asian Pears. U-pick, 8662 Elizabeth Lake Road, Leona Valley, Los Angeles County, Open starting Sept. 11. Information: (805) 270-0482.

*Herbel Ranch. From Fallbrook, San Diego County. Organic. At Westchester Farmers' Market (87th Street and La Tijera), Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Santa Monica (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Westwood (Weyburn Avenue and Westwood Boulevard), Thursday 2 to 7 p.m.; Santa Monica (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hollywood (Ivar Street and Hollywood Boulevard), Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*K&K Ranch. From Orosi, Tulare County. At Fullerton Farmers' Market (Woodcrest Park, 450 W. Orangethorpe Ave.), Wednesday 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Redondo Beach (Torrance Boulevard at Redondo Pier), Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Venice (Venice Boulevard and Venice Way), Friday 7 to 11 a.m.; Santa Monica (Pico and Cloverfield boulevards), Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hollywood (Ivar Street and Hollywood Boulevard), Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Torrance (Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.), Tuesday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Kirksey's Farm. From Exeter, Tulare County. At Fullerton Farmers' Market (Woodcrest Park, 450 W. Orangethorpe Ave.), Wednesday 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Long Beach (Broadway at Promenade North), Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Burbank (3rd Street and Orange Grove Avenue), Saturday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Alhambra (100 S. Monterey St. at Main St.), Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Kosmo Ranch. From Cuyama Valley, San Luis Obispo County. At Santa Monica Farmers' Market (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Westwood (Weyburn Avenue and Westwood Boulevard), Thursday 2 to 7 p.m.; Torrance (Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.), Saturday 8 a.m. to noon; Encino (Victory Boulevard and White Oak Avenue), Sunday 8 a.m. to noon; and 10 other Southland farmers' markets.

*Mt. Vernon Ranch (Herb Yamamoto). 7241 Baxter Grade, Auburn (Placer County). Information: (530) 885-6714. Call for appointment.

*Tenerelli Farms. From Littlerock, Los Angeles County. At Santa Monica Farmers' Market (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Long Beach (Broadway at Promenade North), Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Pasadena (Pasadena High School, Paloma Street and Sierra Madre Boulevard), Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Beverly Hills (N. Canon Drive and Clifton Way), Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 20 other markets.

*Thys Farms. From Fallbrook, San Diego County. Organic. At Torrance Farmers' Market (Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.), Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

*Twin Creek Asian Pears. U-pick, 10652 California Highway 150, Ojai, Ventura County. Open starting Sept. 11. Information: (805) 646-1284.

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