PLEASE NOTE: We do not ship fruit until the New Year for several reasons:
1) The fruit is not at its peak flavor in November and December. We grow for flavor and want you
to enjoy really great tasting fruit; we simply won't pick it until it is at it's prime.
2) Many folks travel during the holiday season; none of your friends and relatives want to come home
to an uncollected box of fruit. We have found December shipping to result in too many undelivered boxes.
3) Fruit just simply tastes better AFTER the holidays when we all want to get back to good, healthy eating habits.
4) We have families too and want to enjoy the Holidays. Much of our work crew heads off on
vacation for Christmas leaving us shorthanded for the farm work during December.
HOLIDAY NOTE OPTION: For many of our mail order boxes we you choose to have us send a note card ahead of the fruit letting folks know
to expect a box from us in the New Year. We will do our best to ensure holiday notes are recieved by December 25th and provide recipients
with an expected shipping date.
FRIEND’S MAIL ORDER IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN OUR FRUIT IS AT ITS BEST, WE PICK AND SHIP OUR FRUIT EVERY MONDAY FROM MID-JANUARY THROUGH MAY Shipping:
Important information: Multiple/Corporate orders, Restaurant orders and Phone orders:
WHICH DEPENDS ENTIRELY UPON MOTHER NATURE.
ORDERS WILL SHIP IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WERE RECEIVED
Additional shipping costs are added at checkout. All packages are shipped UPS ground or USPS Priority mail. IN SOME CASES (VERY RURAL ADDRESSES) WE MAY NEED TO ADD ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES; in such cases we will contact you about additional costs.
If you wish to place many orders feel free to e-mail us and we can help arrange for large orders and corporate gifts.
If you are a restaurant interested in sourcing multiple cartons of our fruit please let us know and we can arrange special pricing on weekly shipments.
We cannot accept phone orders as we are just too busy during the tangerine season and it’s too easy to make errors. However, you can place your order on this site and then at checkout chose the payment option "I will mail check/money order" and then mail us your order including a check or money order for payment (Friend’s Ranches, Mail Order, 15150 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023)
WE PICK AND SHIP OUR FRUIT EVERY MONDAY FROM MID-JANUARY THROUGH MAY
Multiple/Corporate orders, Restaurant orders and Phone orders: