If you love local, sustainably-farmed food, California pear farmers have what you’re looking for. This week, a group of California pear farmers has launched a campaign to promote pears produced in and around Sacramento as part of the America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital movement.
Nearly all pears from California are grown in small communities near Sacramento. Each year in early July pears begin harvesting from the Sacramento Delta growing area and then in neighboring Lake and Mendocino counties later in the month. That means that locally-grown pears are plentiful in summer and throughout the fall.
“We’re hoping to get consumers excited about locally-grown pears and the farmers who grow them,” said Chris Zanobini, executive director of the California Pear Advisory Board, which is headquartered in Sacramento. “Pear farmers are big supporters of the America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital program and we’re helping to spread the word about foods grown near Sacramento with a number of special events, giveaways and promotions for Sacramento area consumers.”