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)
We are proud to announce our third annual “Pumpkins In The Pear Orchard” Pumpkin Patch.
Come out to our Pumpkin Patch in October for Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds, Food, Fun, Farm Tours and Picnic Area.
Parking is $10 per car.
Friday, Saturday & Sundays in October from 9AM- 6PM.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
OCT 8TH & 9TH – HONORING VETERANS WEEKEND & MILITARY DISPLAY
(FREE PARKING FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS – WITH MILITARY ID)
OCT 15TH – MODEL A CAR SHOW 12-3PM
OCT 15TH & 16TH – DRAFT HORSES
OCT 22 – DRAFT HORSES & MODEL A’S
OCT 23 – DRAFT HORSES
We will be featuring our Organic Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds, Pears, Farm Honey, Pear Ice Cream, Hot Organic Pear Cider and Lunch offerings. Stay for the afternoon to picnic in the orchard, take a farm tour, let the kids play in the hay or jump in our Bumble Bee Bounce House. 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”!