American AgCredit was proud to feature Tom Walcher and Pear Blossom Farms at the Farm Credit Fly In 2019 in Washington, D.C. This important event allows us to demonstrate Farm Credit’s impact on rural communities and the important role we play in supporting farmers, ranchers and rural infrastructure providers in good times and bad.
Billed as the “Home of Dad’s Jalapeño Sauce,” Pear Blossom Farms can trace a family lineage of fruit growing and food processing to the early days of Colorado settlement.
Tom Walcher borrows a phrase from his father when talking about the family’s orchard and food processing business in Palisade, Colorado. “You can’t get anything better out of a jar than what you put into it.”
It’s a commitment to quality that continues to guide Tom and his brothers at Pear Blossom Farms. The family picks ripe fruits and vegetables to ensure that every product – from a bottle of Dad’s Jalapeño Sauce to a jar of peach preserves — meets the highest standards of taste and freshness. “My mom’s mother would never use seconds and never preserve overripe fruits — ever,” Tom said. “She believed everything you make should be the best you can make it. We still operate that way today. Every product we make is the best we can make it.”