A sweet harvest

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“Pears are a misunderstood crop,” said Phyllis Boorinakis of Auburn’s Boorinakis-Harper Ranch, where they’ve just finished harvesting Bartlett pears. “We really are out there trying to educate people, and we’re converting people left and right... It has a sweetness and a tang at the same time.” Learn more about Boorinakis-Harper Ranch at or by visiting the ranch during the Placer Farm & Barn Tour on Oct. 10.