We Grow What We Sell! 

Bartlett Pear U-Pick Now Open

Open daily 8am-7pm, self serve.  Please maintain social distancing while at the stand and watch for harvest trucks entering and exiting farm.  Great opportunity for kids, even toddlers, to get outdoors and pick their own fruit.  Lots of low branches. No animals in orchard or stand due to Food Safety Regulations. 
U-Pick Pear Price
$8/peck brown bag (~10 pounds)
$35/box (~50 pounds)

U-Pick Pears is only on Bartletts (July) and Bosc (August).  All other fruit in the stand, if available, is from Michael’s small, private specialty orchard.  It is not U-Pick available.  Check out our Facebook page “McDowell Estate” for current fruit availability as it comes into season. Stand normally self serve. Help is available if needed, just call. We have compiled a variety of recipes on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/birdsnpears/ .

Currently Available

Call ahead if wanting specific items. Michael (916) 257-9613

With the current high demand, Preorder via text with size and dozen qty to (916) 257-9613. Michael will text you back when your order is ready for pick up.  Please do not take marked preordered cartons in the fridge. 

  • Large: $4/doz
  • XL $5/doz
  • Jumbo: $6/doz

Fruit: see Facebook for current availability

  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Pluots
  • Nectarines
  • Plums

NEW this year!
Vegetables: see Facebook for current availability

  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Yellow squash

Mix and Match any non priced fruit.
$5/ half peck (white) bag
$10/ peck (brown) bag
$40/ Box (~50 lbs)

Pear Wood:

  • $25/bin (call first)

General Availability of Produce

  • Eggs: All year (Dec-Jan most hens rest)
  • Apricots: June/July
  • Peaches: June-Sept
  • Nectarines: July-August
  • Plums: July
  • Pluots: July-August
  • Apriums: July
  • Nectaplums: July
  • Pears: Mid July-August
  • Mexican Avocados: Sept-Oct
  • Apples: End August- Oct
  • Pomegranates: Sept-Oct
  • Limes: Fall & Spring
  • Lemons: Jan-Feb
  • Oranges: Jan-Feb

Other items

  • Pear BBQ Wood: All year