We also ordered two pear trees for the yard, I hope they produce enough to eat and preserve for winter.
Something new we are trying this spring is a raised bed with a hoop cover made of remay. This insect cover will provide a little frost protection but most importantly protect from the nasty pests. Maybe someday we will have our soil healthy enough where we won't have pests to deal with. More companion planting this year should also make a big difference.
I'll follow up with pictures as the hoop house takes shape.