Farmers are on track to begin harvest in early July as the California pear season kicks off in the Sacramento River Delta growing district. With most growers set to begin harvest on July 7 and supplies increasing the week of July 11th, California will have the first and only fresh pears available for sale in grocery stores throughout the U.S.
After several years of late harvests for … [Read more...]
Nestled along the banks of Sacramento River Delta sits a 45 acre slice of heaven for Doug and Jane Dickson. Their pear orchard is the fruition of the couple’s long-time-dream that they finally made a reality in 2012 when they bought the orchard.
The Dicksons have a deep respect for the land, orchard and history of this place. “We’re just caretakers here”, says Doug.
The history of this … [Read more...]
Many people think of pears as a fall fruit but here in California pears actually come into season in the summer. In fact, during the months of July and August California pears are the only U.S. grown, fresh, new crop pears available on the market. [Read more...]
Sharing Traditions and Recipes at Stillwater Orchards
The Elliot family's roots run deep in California’s Sacramento River Delta. The family has been growing and packing pears here for 165 years under the name Stillwater Orchards. Some of their pear trees are over 160 years old and still producing sweet, juicy pears each … [Read more...]
Pears are a great first food to introduce to your baby. They’re sweet, nutritious and babies seem to go crazy for them!
Of course, pre-made pear baby food is widely available in jars at any grocery store. But it’s easier than you think to make your own homemade pear baby food as fresh as it comes and preservative-free! Not to mention cost-effective! [Read more...]
Move Over Pumpkin, There’s a New Spiced Latte in Town
Good news latte lovers! You don’t have to wait for fall anymore to get that delicious spiced latte you’ve been craving! That’s because we’ve created a new Pear Spice Latte for you and since California pear season is in full swing you can enjoy it right now! … [Read more...]
California pear harvest has officially begun. America’s first pears are being handpicked by farmers and their crew along the Sacramento River Delta. This means that we can look forward to eating fresh-picked pears grown by local family farmers once again!
Summer is a unique time for pears in this country. The only freshly-harvested pears available in mid-summer are grown in Northern … [Read more...]
California pears are grown only 22 miles away from Sacramento, America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. California pear farmers take pride in caring for their land and supplying the country with fresh, sustainably grown pears. We visited one of these pear farmers, Chuck Baker, in his orchard along the Sacramento Delta.
Take a look at this video captured in Chuck's beautiful orchard:
The … [Read more...]
California pears add the sweetness we crave while offering the nutrition our body needs.
California Bosc pears are the star of this Pan-Fried Honey Pears with Ginger Einkorn crafted by Erin Alderson of Naturally Ella. This dreamy recipe is the perfect mix of flavors and textures that satisfies the palate, and it incorporates nutrient dense ingredients that will keep us energized … [Read more...]
A satisfying and refreshing recipe that perfectly accompanies the start of California pear season!
At last California pear season has arrived! Most years you can expect to celebrate the start of pear season with a bang (fireworks that is) because the first pears in the USA are typically harvested around July 4. A late cold snap this Spring pushed back harvest a couple weeks, but the wait is over. … [Read more...]