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IN SEASON NOW November 2014
We are harvesting Valencia oranges, Meyer Lemons, the last of the W. Murcott Tangerines, Eureka lemons, and of course our Ojai honey, freshly squeezed orange juice and lemonade.  Enjoy!
NEW TANGERINE CROP: We just began harvest of our very small Satsuma crop.  Soon these will be followed by Page and Lee tangerines, then Clementines. Then W.Murcotts, Yosemite Gold, Dancys and more!   Navel Oranges will be in by December.
We are looking at a world record harvest of Ojai Pixies starting in March-- the trees are completely covered in fruit!   Hope you are ready for a bountiful 2015.  

Mail Order 2015As always, we will not ship any fruit until the New Year (as that is when it tastes best and we want to enjoy our holidays without the sagas of shipping fruit in cold weather).  We always have the option of sending a note to let recipients know when the expect fruit in the New Year. 

 

Our family has been growing citrus in the Ojai Valley for over 100 years!

Throughout this time our operation has gone through a lot of changes, expansions and cuts as well as changes in the fruit we grow and how we sell it.

We currently attend four farmers’ markets in Southern California year-round as well as selling directly from our packinghouse and through our on-line mail order.  We also sell our tangerines to wholesalers throughout California.

Our goal is to grow, pack and sell the best fruit we can that you, the consumer, demand. We hope you find our fruit as delicious as we do! As the customer, you ultimately decide what we grow and sell. We always appreciate your input.

We truly are a small family farm, operated by 4 family members, 4 employees, as well as the input of the our new fifth generation of tangerine eaters (Matthew, Andrew, Mariana, Oliver and Celeste)! Feel free to peruse the links to the left to find out more about our farm and our family.

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July, 2013 Time flies– happy summer!

The summer seems to be flying by; the youngest members of the family have been busy all summer; nobody needs naps anymore, so many long days playing in the orchard,...