Providence, Rhode Island
image: Purple Pear of Providence
At the Wintertime Farmer's Market I stopped by the Purple Pear of Providence table. The owner, Margaret, is a very nice lady, enthusiastic about the integrity of her product.
She sells candied pecans in three delicious flavors - buttery, cinnamon and ginger. The buttery is nice and smooth, and the ginger has a zing that would be awesome with peaches, but my favorite is the cinnamon. Just the right blend of spice and sweet that compliments the pecans perfectly.
Her Web site has some great serving suggestions, as well as a list of retailers that carry her product. It's well worth the splurge.