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 Stark Crimson; plus cherries, chardonnay wine grapes, alfalfa, and small grains. Some of their pear trees are more than 100 years old. Our Pears and Cherries are Certified Organic.
“Although the hours are long and busy, we enjoy the farming lifestyle and are proud to be a part of getting good and healthy food from our farm to your table,” says Farmer Tim. The pear and cherry acreage was converted to Certified Organic Production in 2001.
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.