I recently purchased a bag of pears that were ripening at the same time. I wanted a way to preserve them, before they were too ripe and soft, without having to consume them all at once. Since my husband is a winemaker, poached pears seemed like a great choice.

I once lived in Georgia, which is known as the Peach State. It is interesting to note that South Carolina produces more peaches than Georgia. Statistics from 2018 show that South Carolina produced more than 54,500 tons of peaches, while Georgia produced only 25,000 tons. California topped th…