FARM-TO-FORK California Pears
Sacramento is lucky to be just next door to small pear farms where artisan farmers have been producing sustainable and locally-grown pears for generations. The California Pear Advisory Board supports the work of Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork program to celebrate farmers, chefs and the culinary community that makes our region the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America.
Nearly all pears from California are grown in communities near Sacramento. Each year in early July pears begin harvesting from the Sacramento River Delta growing area and then move up to neighboring Lake and Mendocino counties later in the month.
Locally grown pears are plentiful during the late summer and early fall, so look for them in Sacramento area stores and restaurants. If you don’t see California pears in your store or on the menu – ask for them! Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork program supports eating locally and so should you.