Monday, August 5, 2013

Pear Pickin’

Last weekend we headed down to the Delta to our favorite pears farmer’s stand to get some pears.  I LOVE pears and the family that runs this farm is awesome!

I would tell you about the first time I met them and how hilarious Michael (not my Michael but Amber’s Michael) was but he would be embarrassed so I’ll be vague and say I met them at the Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Modesto last year

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Double M Farms is located in Walnut Grove, CA and is a third generation family farm.  They have a diverse farm and grow wheat, corn, alfalfa, pears, and other commodities.  They also have a hunting preserveRead their history here.

If you are wondering about the Delta Grown sign – find out more here.  It is a scenic drive along the Sacramento River with farms that give tours and/or have a farm stand.  I’ve never done it, but maybe during passport weekend I will. 

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This sign is so cute!

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They have a u-pick area which is an adorable mini orchard (that is my description not theirs) just perfect for pear pickin’. 

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Tons of pears hung from every branch ready to be picked. 

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Someday I will have a nice little orchard at my house … someday. 

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The perfect pear just begging to be picked!

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Along with the u-pick area they have a farm stand.  The fridge outside hold eggs from their hens which are available year round. 

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Pears are available by the box with is about 50 pounds and only $40.

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They are also available by the bag – this brown bag is about 10 pounds and is $10

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and this white bag is about 5 pounds for $5.  We bought a box and a brown bag – we go the pre-picked pears but next year I will be bringing Heman to pick pears.  I think he would love it – especially running up and down the rows of trees.   

If you live in the Sacramento area, I would highly recommend taking a scenic drive down to the delta and while you are there – grab some pears from Double M Farms!  But, you will have to hurry – last weekend was the last weekend for u-pick and the pre-picked pears will only be available through August or until they run out. 

I’d love to hear from you … what would you do with 60 pounds of pears?

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