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Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

We love farmers markets (of course) and we love the farm tours where there are goats!  So what is better than goat cheese farmers market salad.

This one is super easy..

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil whisked with 2 TBS of fresh lemon juice and a little bit of sugar added.
  • Thyme, pepper and a dab of Dijon mustard to taste in the dressing
  • A bowl of your favorite farmers market greens - Arugula works well
  • Very very thinly sliced green onions
  • Pears sliced
  • Goat Cheese Crumbled
  • Walnuts (or sliced almonds)

Mix the greens and dressing in a large bowl, plate it and then stack the pears and sprinkle with goat cheese, onions and walnuts.

Know your Farmer  Know your Pears....

We  have a bumper crop of pears at the markets this year.  This is a 45 year old pear tree and the farmer told us.....'We compost the pears we don't eat and have found with this variety if you put a pear into the ground you will get a new tree. The nearby creeks and by ways are full of these old heritage pear and companion cherry trees'.   

This is  from one of our Pear tress in our orchard garden which is companion planted with  heritage almonds, plums and peaches.   Big orchard trees need 25X25 per tree btw... you can read about our success growing fruit trees and dwarf trees here.   
Bet you didn't know we had a celebrity goat endorsement! 



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