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IN SEASON NOW December 2014               So much in season now!!
Tangerines galore-- Lee tangerines, Daisy Tangerines, Satsumas and Clementines.  
Meyer Lemons, Eureka lemons, Navel oranges and Bacon Avocados.
And of course our Ojai honey, freshly squeezed orange juice and lemonade.  
We are also harvesting the last of the Valencia oranges. 

We are at our packinghouse EVERY Tuesday and Friday 7am until noon (yes that includes the days around x-mas and New Years).  Stop in and stock up for the holidays.


All of our citrus is 2 to 3 weeks ahead of schedule due to the prolonged summer which lasted from mid-January through November 2014!  Now the rains have arrived and we are so grateful for the free water.  
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,...