Oct 22
2012

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends {Giveaway}

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Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

There is a reason that Harry & David, known for their flavorful pears, beautiful gift baskets and multitude of treats (Moose Munch!), has been been around since 1910 and has employees that have worked for the company for 20, 30, even 50 years. They are dedicated to product quality and intent on taking care of their employees. These are just a couple of things that struck me in my recent trip to Medford, Oregon, and the surrounding areas of Jacksonville and Ashland.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends
Others who attended (such a fantastic group of people!)…

Left to right:
Brenda of A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Carrie of La Pomme de Portland
Brian of A Thought for Food
Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Heather of Farmgirl Gourmet
Me (doing my best Vanna White with the Harry & David sign)
Matthew of A Good Time with Wine
Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking
Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers
Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen
Maggy of Three Many Cooks
Not shown:
Sommer of A Spicy Perspective (stuck on a plan that evening)
Kelly of Martha Stewart Living (she joined us later)

Magnolia Inn – Jacksonville, Oregon
I can’t simply gloss over our accommodations for this trip because Magnolia Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon deserves every compliment I can throw its way. The two owners, Robert and Susan, are nothing short of charming and hospitable.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

From the thoughtful decorations (seriously, Susan thinks of everything) to the homemade treats each afternoon, it feels like a place you could call home for a week.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

I’m very tempted to make a special trip back to the area with my family just so we can stay at the Magnolia Inn.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

Our fabulous hosts:
The hospitality didn’t stop with our comfortable accommodations. To say that Sandy and Paul Coughlin know how to entertain would be a sorry understatement. Sandy fills her fantastic blog, Reluctant Entertainer, with ideas to make casual and fancy entertaining effortless and memorable.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

They invited us to their warm and comfortable home for a lovely dinner, peppered with tasty Harry & David products, set under glowing lights in their beautiful backyard.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

They thought of every detail and managed to make us feel so welcome and relaxed.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

The Pear Orchard:
This is where we got into the nitty-gritty and started to learn about the growing and harvesting of Harry & David’s famous pears.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

Matt Borman, the director of the orchards, educated us on the ins and outs of caring for the trees and the fruit. While Harry & David grows a variety of different pears, they are most well-known for the Royal Riviera pears, which are found nestled in almost all Harry & David gift baskets. The extreme temperatures found in the Rogue Valley are not only good for growing grapes (leading to thriving vineyards in the area), but it also a hospitable environment for Royal Riviera pears.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends
The contraption seen on the right is a heater to safeguard the delicate fruit during harsh temperatures.

Speaking of wine, Harry & David announced to us that they will be launching their own line of wines in 2013, including nine varietals. We had an opportunity to taste the wine. My personal favorites were the Sauvignon Blanc and the Pinot Noir. The wine will be a wonderful addition to Harry & David’s line of products.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

Back to the pears…During the 4 to 5 weeks of harvest each year, the 300-350 pickers at Harry & David harvest 700 tons of pears per day. Each person responsible for picking the pears is trained to treat each pair as gently as a newborn kitten.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends
Gaby demonstrating that we do what we have to do to send a tweet.

The pears are carefully picked and carried to insure that as few of them as possible are bruised. Any fruit that does have broken or bruised skin is sent off to make concentrate or baby food.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

At the Harry & David Packing Plant & Around Ashland

Now, if you met a third-generation candy maker, who spent his day perfecting chocolate creations, what would you hope his name would be? Well, “Charlie” of course. And so we met Charlie and learned the ins and outs of making Harry & David’s cakes and confections.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

From our perches above the factory floors, we witnessed pears being carefully transported towards the gift baskets, pan after pan of peanut butter and jelly bars being constructed by diligent workers, holiday boxes being filled for the Christmas season and yards upon yards of ribbon being cut to decorate those boxes and baskets.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

Around every corner was a friendly employee, dutifully working at their job or hustling off to another part of the factory. We even stumbled upon a lunchroom celebration where cake was being presented to an employee who worked at Harry & David for 50 years.

Harry & David: Pears, Moose Munch & Friends

We each tried our hand at packing a gift basket for a loved one (mine only stayed together because of the careful instruction by Pam, one of the packing trainers who helped us). You’ll be glad to know that the basket I’m giving away was not packed by me. I’ll leave that to the experts!

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And so, let’s move on to that gift basket.

The giveaway:

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Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Harry & David, I am giving away one Applegate Gift Basket Classic (retail value $49.95).

The gorgeous canvas-lined basket contains:
5 Royal Riviera® Pears
2 Apples
Roasted Almonds (6 oz.)
Dried Fruit Mix (4 oz.)
Double Nut Granola (12 oz.)

To enter:
REQUIRED: Leave a comment on this post.

OPTIONAL: To earn additional entries, leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries. If you already follow/”like” Harry & David or Cookin’ Canuck, just let me know that in your comments.

1. “Like” Harry & David on Facebook.
2. Follow Harry & David on Twitter.
3. “Like” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.
4. Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.
5. Pin this post on Pinterest.
6. Share on Facebook (please provide a link to your share)
5. Tweet about this giveaway: Visit @cookincanuck for a chance to win a beautiful @HarryandDavid gift basket. http://bit.ly/TKWaV7 #giveaway

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and will be open until Monday, October 29th at 5pm PT.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Harry & David provided the gift basket for this giveaway and paid my travel expenses for the trip. However, I was not compensated to write this post.

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1 Kel October 22, 2012 at 7:02 am

The pictures are beautiful!

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2 Maria October 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

Glad you had fun! I love Harry and David!

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3 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen October 22, 2012 at 7:06 am

It looks like a dream trip! :)

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4 Brooks October 22, 2012 at 7:14 am

Dara, it’s rare that one gets an opportunity to go behind the scenes at a terrific operation such as Harry & David, but to be a part of a group of talented bloggers makes it that much sweeter. Thank you for sharing your lovely vantage point with us!

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5 Rachel Cooks October 22, 2012 at 7:14 am

Very, very cool trip with a wonderful group of bloggers!

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6 Kelley October 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

What a gorgeous group and The Magnolia Inn looks absolutely amazing! So glad you had a good time!!

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7 lynn October 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

beautiful pictures!

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8 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 22, 2012 at 7:56 am

I love the photo of all of the bloggers taking pictures. It really is funny traveling with fellow bloggers. :-)

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9 Wanda October 22, 2012 at 8:13 am

Just love Harry and David and your pictures are wonderful. Looks like a great trip and next time invite me please!!! ;)
Really loved reading your post and following the rest of the “gang” on the trip.

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10 Wanda October 22, 2012 at 8:14 am

Following you on twitter (@mysweetzepol)!

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11 Wanda October 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

Also follow Harry and David on Twitter (@mysweetzepol).

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12 Wanda October 22, 2012 at 8:16 am

Following Harry and David on Facebook!

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13 Randa October 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

sounds like a lovely trip. Great pictures!!!

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14 Wanda October 22, 2012 at 8:18 am
15 Wanda October 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

Following CC on Facebook!

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16 sara October 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

I have loved Harry and David for years. I am so envious of your trip!

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17 sara October 22, 2012 at 8:25 am

follow harry and david on twitter @saramama

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18 sara October 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

liked you on fb
sara peterson davis

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19 sara October 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

follow you on twitter @saramama

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20 sara October 22, 2012 at 8:28 am
21 Sonya October 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Wow, what a trip! I’m a wee bit jealous but so happy for you!

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22 Debbie October 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Wow! Makes me want to hit out for the Magnolia Inn right now! Thanks for such a wonderful give-away… good luck to all!

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23 Mestebla October 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

What a great giveaway! I love Harry and David! :)

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24 annette turello October 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Yummy

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25 Mestebla October 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

I already “Like” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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26 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

they have some great pears

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27 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

“Like” Harry & David on Facebook.

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28 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

Follow Harry & David on Twitter.

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29 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

“Like” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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30 Mestebla October 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

I now “Like” Harry & David on Facebook. :)

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31 Liz October 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love Harry & David pears! And don’t even get me started on Moose Munch… ;)

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32 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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33 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:15 am
34 SandyW October 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

Have loved Harry and David for years. Give the pears away every year.

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35 Jennifer October 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

I love the pictures. Looks like a beautiful trip!

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36 christopher sorel October 22, 2012 at 9:17 am
37 Babs October 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

I have enjoyed Harry & David pears for years. Great giveaway…..Hope I am the lucky winner.

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38 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious October 22, 2012 at 9:22 am

Ha, that picture of Gaby is classic tweeting/texting which I often do with my Starbucks :) Great recap…I already follow you on twitter and FB too.
Thanks!

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39 Kelly October 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

I love Harry & David pears!

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40 judy October 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

I am a long time fan of Harry and David’s….they are a staple in our house at the holidays!

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41 carrian October 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

Glad you got to go. It looks like loads of fun and beautiful scenery!

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42 Corinne October 22, 2012 at 9:33 am

wow! What a trip! I love anything Harry & David – YUM :)

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43 Phyllis October 22, 2012 at 9:33 am

What a great giveaway-thanks!

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44 Lin October 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

Wonderful pictures..makes you just want to go there…

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45 Amy MS October 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

nice post and pictures. Now I am going to check out The Reluctant Entertainer website

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46 Jenny October 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

I love Harry & David products and would love to visit their facility sometime!

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47 Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

What a great trip!!!

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48 Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

Follow on FB!

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49 Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

Subscribe via email!

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50 Tina Shoemake October 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love Harry & David! Their treats are heavenly:)

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51 Caitlin F. October 22, 2012 at 9:49 am

Love Harry & David. Great giveaway!

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52 Emily T. October 22, 2012 at 9:54 am

This looks like such a fun trip!

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53 Emily T. October 22, 2012 at 9:54 am

And I already follow you on Twitter :)

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54 Emily T. October 22, 2012 at 9:56 am

And I’ve “liked” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook for quite awhile now

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55 KarlaJ October 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

Looks like you had a wonderful time at Harry & David, and the Magnolia Inn looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win this basket, Dara.

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56 Marianne Coughenour October 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

Just had pears and cottage cheese for lunch: oh, wish they were Harry and David’s Royal Riviera! Yum!

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57 Carolyn S October 22, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thanks so much for sharing..what a great time was had by all!

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58 Carolyn S October 22, 2012 at 10:02 am

I like Harry and David on FB

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59 Pam October 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

Oregon is such a beautiful state. Looks like you had so much fun at Harry & David.

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60 Carolyn S October 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

I like Cookin Canuck on FB

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61 Debbie October 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

Makes me so homesick. We are from Medford but now live in Phoenix, AZ. We miss home so much esp when I see pics like this. Harry and David is such a great place to pick up fruit, veggies, and kitchen items. I love their Royal Rivera Pears. They are the best! Getting this basket will be like a piece of home.

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62 Debbie October 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

I loved, I mean liked Harry and David on Facebook :)

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63 Debbie October 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

I “liked” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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64 Debbie October 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

I shared you on my facebook page…http://www.facebook.com/deborah.sommerlot

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65 libby October 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

What a wonderful trip, would love to go to Harry and David’s and the inn

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66 libby October 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

Liked Harry and David on Facebook

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67 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

Now I understand why Harry and David’s pears are so good! Thanks.

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68 Celeste B. October 22, 2012 at 10:31 am

Love Harry & David’s.

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69 Celeste B. October 22, 2012 at 10:31 am

I like Cookin’ Canuck on FB.

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70 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

I tweeted a link to this giveaway: http://bit.ly/Shw2SE

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71 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

I like Harry and David on Facebook

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72 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

I follow Harry and David on Twitter

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73 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twiter

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74 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

I like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook

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75 Anne October 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

I shared a link to this giveaway on my Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/RdnWwq

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76 RaDonna Lanterman October 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

Looks Like you had a wonderful time!!! I love Harry & David’s

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77 Stefany October 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

I would love to win this gift basket. I love Harry & David!

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78 Stefany October 22, 2012 at 10:59 am

I Follow Harry & David on Twitter @Austin_FIT

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79 Stefany October 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

I Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter @Austin_FIT

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80 Jenny October 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

Looks like such a lovely trip. I hear so amny good things about Harry and David’s

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81 Loretta October 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

What an interesting trip! Everything looks so beautiful….Thanks for the great giveaway!

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82 Allison C October 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

Looks like it was a fun trip! I’m a big fan of H&D!

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83 Allison C October 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

I like H&D on FB

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84 Allison C October 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

I like you on FB

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85 Laura October 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Looks delicious! I love Harry and David!!

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86 Sarah H.P. October 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I’m loving that giveaway basket! So cute!

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87 Kristen October 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I love Harry and David! Great pictures- it looks like you guys had a ton of fun!

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88 vaishali October 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Wow…cool place. Great that you had a chance to visit…:)

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89 vaishali October 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I follow cookin canuck on twitter

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90 Steph walker October 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I lovedabou learning about providers like Harry and david. Love that they recognized their employee’s 50 years of service. Kudos!

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91 Kelly E. October 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

This looks like so much fun! Glad you had a good time. : )

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92 Steph walker October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I loved learning about providers like Harry and david. Love that they recognized their employee’s 50 years of service. Kudos!

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93 Kelly E. October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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94 Kelly E. October 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I follow Harry & David on Twitter, too!

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95 Kelly E. October 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm
96 Barb P. October 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

What a beautiful setting!

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97 Sarah October 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I’ve loved Harry & David ever since I was little and we would get the catalogs! I can never resist how good their fruit looks. It was very fun to get a peek behind the scenes.

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98 Barb P. October 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I follow Cookin Canuck on FB.

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99 Barb P. October 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I shared the giveaway on FB.

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100 Barb P. October 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I liked Harry & David on FB.

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101 Barb P. October 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I pinned this post on Pinterest.

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102 Sherry D. October 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

What beautiful pictures and a wonderful trip! I know Harry & David is known for their outstanding fruit….but their Moose Mix…oh my!

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103 Sherry D. October 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I like Harry & David on Facebook.

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104 Sherry D. October 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I like Cookin Canuck on Facebook.

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105 Sherry D. October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I pinned this post on Pinterest.

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106 Nicole W. October 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Love the pictures plus I love Harry & David.

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107 Jo H October 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I LOVE Harry and David . . . look forward to their wonderful fruits and nuts every year. What a huge treat!

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108 Jo H October 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I already follow Cookin’ Canuck and Harry and David on Facebook! Such good ideas every time :)

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109 Margaret October 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

My grandparents would always send us Harry and David pears, the best

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110 Margaret October 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I LIKED Harry and david on face book

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111 Kristen October 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’m so happy you were able to head up there and experience the greatness of Harry & David. They are so fabulous! Great recap!

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112 Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Harry & David are my go to place for divine gift baskets!

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113 Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I already like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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114 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Looks like a lot of fun. Beautiful pics. Love Harry and David. Would love to win. Thanks.

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115 Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I already follow Harry & David on Twitter.

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116 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

gorgeous pictures and I’m jealous :)

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117 Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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118 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I like Harry and David on FB.

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119 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I follow Harry and David on Twitter.

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120 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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121 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter. @sebh55

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122 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I like Harry & David on facebook

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123 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I follow Harry & David on twitter

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124 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I like cookin’ canuck on facebook

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125 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I pinned on Pinterest. Susan Hatcher.

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126 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I follow cookin’ canuck on twitter. @EllisClaudia

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127 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm
128 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm
129 Angie Jerde October 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Seriously makes me want to take a trip to Oregon!! Beautiful!

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130 Susan H. October 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm
131 Julia October 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Looks like a fabulous trip! Love the pictures.

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132 Julia October 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I “Like” Harry & David on Facebook.

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133 Julia October 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I Follow Harry & David on Twitter.

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134 Julia October 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I Like” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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135 Julia October 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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136 heidi jo October 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Looks like a lovely trip! What a wonderful looking Inn, and the orchard tour looked interesting!

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137 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway

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138 Karen R. October 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Love this post…. I pinned on Pinterest,

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139 Karen R. October 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I LIKED Harry and David on face book

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140 Karen R. October 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I already like Cookin Canuck on facebook

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141 Claudia Ellis October 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm
142 Julie October 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I love pears!

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143 Jan K October 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Moose munch is THE best!

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144 Sarah October 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I have read so much about Harry and David all over the interwebs this week. SO EXCITED

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145 Sarah October 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I liked Harry & David on Facebook.

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146 Sarah October 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I liked Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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147 Sarah October 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I pinned this post on Pinterst.

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148 Holly October 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

What a nice time it looks like you all had, thanks for the chance to win!

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149 Holly October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I like Harry & David on Facebook. Thanks!

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150 Holly October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I like Cookin Canuck on Facebook, thanks!

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151 Holly October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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152 Sarah L October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

That looks like a fun experience. I’d love to be entered in the drawing.

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153 Holly October 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I shared on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/abakershouse
Thanks!

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154 Andrea M October 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

What a great giveaway! Please sign me up :)

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155 TJ October 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Love Harry and David! The moosemunch is addictive!

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156 TJ October 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Following you on Twitter

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157 TJ October 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Following Harry and David on Twitter!

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158 TJ October 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Tweeted the giveaway

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159 Shana October 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Looks like you had a good time.
The basket looks amazing also! Thanks for the giveaway

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160 TJ October 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Posted on Pinterest!

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161 Shana October 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I like Cookin Canuck on face book

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162 Britt B October 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Love the pictures – brings fall into focus!

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163 Maria October 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Love their fruit and moose munch…yummy!

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164 Pretend Chef October 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

The orchard looks like the perfect place to have a picnic. So pretty. Those pears! Beautiful!

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165 Pretend Chef October 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I LIKED Harry & David’s on Facebook.

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166 Pretend Chef October 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I already LIKE your Facebook page.

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167 Pretend Chef October 22, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I pinned the photo of the gift basket. Great gift idea!

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168 Kim October 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Great giveaway. Thank you. Looks like a great time.

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169 Andrea October 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

What a beautiful basket. This looks like it was a fun way to experience fall.

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170 Karen S October 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

What a great post! Makes me think of a trip to the Inn…

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171 Kelsey October 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

What a fantastic giveaway! The Magnolia Inn looks like a little bit of heaven on Earth.

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172 erin October 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Harry and David’s fruit is the best…and their chicken pot pie is the best too!

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173 erin October 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I like you on facebook

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174 Peggy October 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Truely beautiful pictures. I love Harry and David especially at the holidays.

Sign me up … Peggy

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175 Ann October 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Wow! What a fabulous basket. I would love to win and share with my co-workers.

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176 Katie October 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Love Harry and David! What a fabulous trip!!

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177 Debbie Bray October 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I love Harry and David products!!

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178 Debbie Bray October 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Like Harry and David on Facebook

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179 Lori Hoff October 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm

It’s refreshing to learn Harry & David not only offers divine treats, but also treats their employees so wonderfully!

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180 Debbie Bray October 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Like Cookin Canuk on Facebook

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181 Danielle October 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Love Harry and David!!

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182 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I love Harry & David, what a lovely gift basket!

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183 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I follow you on FB.

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184 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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185 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I love visiting Harry & David–it looks like you had a fabulous time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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186 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I like Harry & David on Facebook

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187 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

@Lexiquin follows @HarryandDavid on Twitter

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188 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I like you on Facebook

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189 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

@Lexiquin follows you on Twitter

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190 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm
191 monique bon October 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Great pictures. Looks like you had a blast (:

Moniquebbon at gmail dot com

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192 monique bon October 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

“Like” Harry & David on Facebook.

Moniquebbon at gmail dot com

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193 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm
194 monique bon October 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

“Like” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook: Monique Bon

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195 monique bon October 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/MoniqueBon/status/260604807558078465

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196 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:18 am

What a wonderful event you had there. This is a gorgeous giveaway. I would love to taste those sweet and juicy pears and apples. :)

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197 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:19 am

“Liked” Harry & David on Facebook.

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198 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:19 am

Following Harry & David on Twitter.

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199 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:19 am

“Liked” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.
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200 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

Following Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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201 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:22 am

Pinned:
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202 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

Shared on Facebook

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203 Amy Tong October 23, 2012 at 12:25 am
204 Bon Pierce October 23, 2012 at 2:53 am

I’d love me some Moose Munch!

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205 Jess October 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

Looks like such a fun trip!

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206 Sandy October 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

What a great post, Dara. Thanks for taking the time to add all of those photos! Harry and David is my “go to” gift baskets for when I need to send a special gift (like my husband’s boss). They are great for sending to families with children as well. Did you check out the fun holiday gift boxes? Actually, I never really need a reason to order from them.

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207 Brigette October 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Great giveaway!!

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208 Laura O October 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

hi Dara – I pinned it and I already follow you on FB! Thanks!
ps – Looks like you all had a lot of fun!

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209 Lauren S. October 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

What a lovely trip you had! I was just looking at a Harry and David catalogue a week ago and remembering the one time I had the Royal Riveria pears…they were so juicy I couldn’t believe it!

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210 Sandy @ RE October 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

What a fantastic recap, Dara. It was such a pleasure to hang with you for 3 full days. You are so fun, lively, beautiful, talented, PLUS you got my little bootie out the door running with you! Yay! Don’t enter me for the giveaway, but I’ll spread the love! xo

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211 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet October 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

What a fun trip for sure. Harry & David was amazing and meeting my favorite food bloggers…priceless. :) p.s. – don’t enter me in the giveaway.

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212 kesha October 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Your pictures are great! I love Harry and David Products

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213 kesha October 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I “Like” Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook

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214 kesha October 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter

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215 kesha October 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I Follow Harry & David on Twitter

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216 kesha October 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I “Like” Harry & David on Facebook

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217 kesha October 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm
218 Martha October 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

That looks fantastic!

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219 jacquie October 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm

unfortunately H&D is way out of my priceline but their produce always does look good ….

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220 Heather K Miller October 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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221 Heather K Miller October 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook!

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222 jenny October 24, 2012 at 4:25 am

we order for my grandparents every year for christmas…. i would love one for myself!

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223 Kari M October 24, 2012 at 7:04 am

We received a Harry & David gift basket once. It was awesome!

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224 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

I just can’t get enough of those pears! mouthwatering!

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225 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

I like Harry & David on FB.

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226 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:01 am

I follow Harry and David on Twitter.

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227 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:02 am

I like Cookin Canuck on FB!

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228 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:02 am

I follow Cookin Canuck on twitter.

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229 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:06 am

I shared your post (picture) on FB. not sure how to provide a link?

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230 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:07 am

I tweeted about your giveaway!

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231 Erin B October 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

I pinned your post on pinterest!

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232 Betsy October 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

I always loved looking through the catalog when I was a kid and loved when my parents got a box of fruit in the mail.

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233 Annalise October 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’ve loved all of your photos from the trip, looks like you all had a lovely time! So jealous you got to experience Sandy’s hospitality first hand!

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234 Annalise October 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I follow you on twitter!

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235 Annalise October 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I follow you on facebook too! :)

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236 momgateway October 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Wonderful! I’d love to try the H & D experience too!

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237 momgateway October 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I liked H & D on FB

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238 momgateway October 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I followed H & D on Twitter

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239 momgateway October 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I liked you on FB

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240 momgateway October 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I followed you on Twitter

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241 Megan October 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Those pears look so amazing! :)

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242 Megan October 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I follow H&D on Twitter.

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243 Megan October 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I follow H&D on FB.

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244 Megan October 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’m following you on Twitter.

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245 Megan October 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm
246 Megan October 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I liked CC on FB.

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247 Becca October 25, 2012 at 7:06 am

Yum! In the past, we have been blessed with Harry & David’s gifts from an uncle. :)

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248 Kelly Guerin October 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

I would love to win!!

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249 Kelly Guerin October 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

I like harry and david on FB.

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250 Meryl October 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Everything sounds great!

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251 Louis October 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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252 Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming October 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

these pictures are gorgeous! looks like such an amazing time :)

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253 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

Pears are about the only fruit my husband will eat. He’d love this!

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254 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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255 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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256 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

I like Harry and David on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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257 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

I follow Harry and David on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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258 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:47 am
259 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:49 am

I shared on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
https://www.facebook.com/MsCarolsueA/posts/403126966425912

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260 Carolsue October 27, 2012 at 1:49 am
261 Amanda Thompson October 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

What an amazing trip ~ looks like everyone had a great time!!

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262 RachH October 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Ooh, that is amazing you got to go behind the scenes! What a fun time :-)

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263 Shannon C October 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

Looks like an amazing time. Thanks for sharing!

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264 Shannon C October 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

I also like you on Facebook :)

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265 Kelli October 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm

looks like you had a great time! love fruits & you can’t get fresher than at an orchard!

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266 Ashley_Wall @CountYourVeggie October 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I love Harry and David gourmet gift baskets! I follow H&D on Twitter. Thank you for sharing about your visit. Looks like an amazing trip. :)

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267 Ttrockwood October 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

What an amazing trip!! Gorgeous countryside…

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268 Ttrockwood October 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Liked you on fb (terri)

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269 Ttrockwood October 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Liked harry and david on fb (terri)

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270 Ttrockwood October 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Follow harry and david on twitter (@terri)

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