A Family Friendly Farm along the beautiful Sacramento River
The California Delta land is perfect for farming. In 1848, the Peck family settled one of the first farms in the Delta.
Today, Tim and Laura Neuharth, along with their son Michael and his wife Tara are the 5th and 6th generations farming the same land.
Steamboat Acres farm consists of 300 acres nestled along the rich banks of the Sacramento River and Steamboat Slough near Courtland, CA, the Bartlett Pear Capital of the World. The farm grows three varieties of pears; Bartlett, Golden Bosc, and Starkrimson; plus Cherries, Chardonnay wine grapes, Alfalfa, and small grains. Some of the pear trees in the Orchards are more than 100 years old. Our Pears and Cherries are Certified Organic.
The farm is also fast moving into Agri-tourism as a way to open the farm to the public and tell the story of family farm agriculture while helping sustain it.
Pears ripen after they have been harvested and have to be picked by hand when mature yet green. The river Delta soil is mineral rich and the hot days and cool nights are perfect for pear trees. You are sure to find Steamboat Acres selling their Organic Pears at the Courtland Pear Fair, passport Weekend and at their roadside fruit stand (open weekends in the summer).
Steamboat Acres grows their own Certified Organic Pumpkins, Gourds, Winter Squash and Heirloom Flint Corn for their Annual “Pumpkins in the Pears” pumpkin patch. (Weekends in October)
PASSPORT TO THE FARMS – – – AUGUST 13th & 14th 2016
Come out and enjoy what the Farm & Winery Trail has to offer!
Meander through the Delta and stop in at Farms and Wineries to experience a taste of the Delta.
For tickets and more information, visit the Farm & Winery Trail Website . Every Farm and Winery will be selling and showing off their specialties! Stop in at our Farm with your Passport to receive a special coupon. We will be featuring our Organic Pears, Farm Honey, Organic Sweet Corn, Organic Seasonal Heirloom Melons, Pear Ice Cream and Ice Cold Organic Pear Nectar. You are likely to find Farmer Tim or Farmer Michael leading a Farm Tour or talking to guests about our farming practices while Farmer’s wives Laura & Tara can fill you in on real “Farm Wife life!” Come on out and enjoy our little slice of “Pearadise”!