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)